Environmental Chemistry -Geospatial tracking of antibiotic residues

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University of Minnesota
Job Description

A postdoctoral researcher is being sought for a position in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota. The successful candidate will focus on a project to measure and model antibiotic persistence and presence in wastewater effluent impacted streams. The project goals are to 1) evaluate spatial and temporal variability of antibiotic concentrations in rivers/streams, 2) develop a fate and transport model at the selected sites, and 3) use geospatial and geostatistical models to predict antibiotic concentration. Duties will coordinating and participating in sample collection and extraction, conducting mass spectrometry analyses and data processing, and building the fate/geospatial models. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related field. Experience with diffusion experiments, model development, and/or materials synthesis is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required along with strong report and publication preparation skills. The position is expected to be available on May 1, 2023. The position is for 12 to 15 months. A renewal appointment is possible depending on available funds and an annual progress review. Please provide a complete CV, a letter describing how your background and qualifications are related to the advertised position, and the names of three references to Prof. William Arnold (arnol032@umn.edu).