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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Field of specialization
Engineering, Environmental
Work Function
Job Type
Part time
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Job Summary              




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.                                               




Essential Functions                                                    




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




Other Functions




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.      




Preferred Qualifications




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.         




Additional Information




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.




Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application.

  You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.  


Review of applications will begin


September 2, 2021


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