2 (Post Doc) Research Associate in Organic Contaminant Uptake by Plants

Essential Responsibilities:

We seek an exceptional postdoctoral associate to conduct State-funded independent research on the plant uptake of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Activities may include conducting greenhouse studies, extractions and wet chemistry, method development and mass spectrometry analysis, and X-ray microscopy. Opportunities exist to interact closely with a group of distinguished intramural and extramural collaborators, and interact with a broader network of researchers studying PFAS. Related activities include laboratory work; data collection at national laboratories; supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; outreach to the community; data analysis; report, manuscript, and proposal preparation; and presentation of research at local, regional, and national meetings.

The duration is approximately 15 months with the possibility of extension on related projects or others in the Soil Biogoechemistry Laboratory. More information about the NC State Soil Biogeochemistry Laboratory group can be found at: https://duckworth.wordpress.ncsu.edu/


A Ph.D. in soil science, chemistry, geochemistry, environmental engineering, plant science, or a related discipline is required. The successful candidate should have the demonstrated ability to design experiments and conduct independent research. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. A strong publication record is highly desirable.

For more information and informal consideration:

The position is currently open and we are seeking to fill it immediately. Please send a CV, a list of 3 references, and cover letter to Owen Duckworth (owen_duckworth@ncsu.edu). We will accept applications until a suitable candidate is found.

posted: 13 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.