Work on a collaborative USGS funded project examining the fate of silver nanoparticles in filter feeding zooplankton. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with researchers at USGS in Menlo Park, CA, the Center for Nanoscience and Risk at University of South Carolina, and the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in Northampton, MA.
The fellow is also expected to take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Conduct kinetic uptake experiments with complex matrices containing nanoparticles
Mentor undergraduate researchers
Prepare and disseminate results through publications, presentations, and conference attendance
Assist with grant management
Assist with potential preparation of additional grant proposals
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)
PhD in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry or a related
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Experience working with metal-based nanoparticles, metals in aquatic systems and/or nanoplastics. Experience with ICP-MS and other analytical instrumentation.
Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Mentoring experience. Desire to be a member of an interdisciplinary team and conduct research at a US scientific government agency and women’s liberal arts college.
For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.
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Review of applications will begin
September 2, 2021