postdoctoral research associate - contaminant fate and transport

Job Type
Post-Doc
Job Institution
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Job Description

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 wastes were stockpiled and land applied resulting in contamination of air, soil, groundwater and surface water. The postdoctoral researcher will coordinate field sampling and assist with laboratory analysis using LC-MS/MS and will coordinate reporting to various stakeholders including community partners. Prior experience with community-based participatory research and/or citizen science is desired, but not required. This position could include opportunities to teach an undergraduate environmental engineering laboratory course and supervision of undergraduate students in research. 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 August 1, 2023 and can be renewable. 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 references to Dr. Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt at sbartelt@unl.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.