The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with a background in environmental organic chemistry to conduct a study of neonicotinoid insecticide and fungicide fate in soil, surface water and groundwater. Research will involve field studies to characterize the fate of these compounds in a rural community where treated seed products were used for ethanol production. The resulting solid and liquid wastes were stockpiled and land applied resulting in contamination of air, soil, groundwater and surface water. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to coordinate field sampling, assist with laboratory analysis using LC-MS/MS and coordinate reporting to various stakeholders including local community partners. Prior experience with community based participatory research and/or citizen science is preferred, but not required. The position could include opportunities for teaching an undergraduate environmental engineering laboratory course and mentoring of undergraduate research students. The applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity, equity and inclusion.
The position is available as soon as June 1, 2022 and can be renewable for up to 2 years. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field prior to the start of the appointment. To apply, please send your CV, a statement of research and teaching, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.