Postdoctoral Fellow (Soil and Water Chemistry)

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Position Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSP003360P
Position TitlePostdoctoral Fellow
Division/CollegeCol of Agricultural & Life Sciences
DepartmentSoil and Water Systems
FLSA StatusOvertime Exempt
Employee CategoryExempt
Pay Range$42,536.00 or higher depending on experience
Type of AppointmentFiscal Year
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Position OverviewThe Department of Soil and Water Systems at the University of Idaho is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of soil and water chemistry. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Dan Strawn to investigate novel materials for treating agricultural and municipal wastewater to recover nutrients. Focus will be on characterizing molecular species of the recovered nutrients and their availability for nutrient recycling upon use in agricultural and horticultural applications. The position will require travel to use advanced analytical tools as well as field sample collection.
Unit OverviewThe Department of Soil and Water Systems at the University of Idaho provides education, research and extension programs that focus on biophysical processes occurring in agricultural, forestry and natural resource systems, with particular emphasis on soil and water resources and how system processes and management affect the soil and water quality and availability.
FundingThis position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy.Uncertain
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Position Responsibilities

Key AccountabilityResearch
Job DutiesConduct research to discover molecular speciation and reaction processes of wastewater treatment products designed to recover nutrients and investigate the potential to recycle those nutrients in soils as beneficial amendments.
Key AccountabilityData Analysis and Communication
Job DutiesCoordinate research and project data, timelines, presentations, etc. with supervisor and other project members. Prepare written manuscripts describing research results that are suitable for submission to scientific journals.

Position Qualifications

Required ExperienceStrong laboratory research skills for discovery of molecular species in soil and water treatment samples, including ability to analyze and interpret data from microscopic analysis (SEM) and spectroscopic analysis (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, FTIR, NMR, Raman, and related analytical methods).
Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation.
Required EducationPh.D. in soil chemistry, environmental chemistry, water chemistry, or related field.
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Additional Preferred
Physical RequirementsAbility to travel and work in outdoor conditions to collect samples.
Working ConditionsAbility to work outdoors and in lab environments.
Degree RequirementListed degree qualification is required at time of application.

Posting Information

Posting Date04/28/2022
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsFirst consideration date for receipt of applications is May 16, 2022.
Background Check StatementApplicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO StatementThe University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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