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Postdoctoral Researcher

Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana
No Specified
Closing date
Jun 25, 2023

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Biochemical, Biological
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Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher. The prospective candidate will be working on monitoring study in the Lake Maurepas ecosystem, focusing on chemical contaminants, the abiotic and biotic components in the Lake and the surrounding region. These contaminant monitoring programs have been tasked with understanding the fate and transport of possible toxic chemicals in the environment. We will examine the impacts of dredging in Lake Maurepas. This study is being conducted in the context of the Air Products Carbon Sequestration/Exoduas seismic exploration project in Lake Maurepas. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on water and sediment sampling, and be responsible for data collection, data analysis, report/manuscript writing, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

PhD in engineering (chemical, environmental or similar) or science (chemistry, environmental or similar) from an accredited university.

Expertise in non-targeted analysis (NTA) on waters, suspended sediments, and organisms.
Expertise in GC-HRT+ 4D system, Xevo G3 QTof System, and Mercury/elemental Analyzer.

Expertise in pollutant/contaminant monitoring are required.
Expertise in environmental data analysis and coding are required.
Having high-quality publications.
Exceptional problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in meetings to deliver and report on project progress.
Strong leadership, management skills, and the ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary research lab.

Cover Letter
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts will be required if hired)
Names and contact information for 3 references

Please direct your questions to Professor Emami at

Posting Close Date: May 24, 2023

Please Note:  Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the posting close date to ensure consideration.

Southeastern Louisiana University is an AA/ADA/EEO employer. Southeastern recruits, selects, employs and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information in its admission and recruitment of students, educational programs, and activities, or employment policies.


Southeastern Louisiana University is a progressive regional, comprehensive university that enrolls approximately 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University’s home, Hammond, is at the crossroads of Interstates 55 and 12 in the heart of Louisiana’s thriving Northshore, the fastest growing region in the state. It is centrally located within an hour’s drive of New Orleans, Baton Rouge (the state capitol), and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and affords extensive cultural, recreational, and research opportunities.

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