Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment - Durham

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Position ID:Duke-NSOE-Durham-POSTDOC_VENGOSH [#26022]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Environmental Geochemistry
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Environmental Chemistry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/10/02, listed until 2024/04/02)
Position Description:    

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The Vengosh laboratory seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on federally- and privately- funded projects related to the environmental effects of phosphate, lithium, and other of critical mineral mining as well as investigating the impact of trace metals contamination induced from fertilizer utilization. The Vengosh laboratory studies the occurrence of contaminants in soils and water resources, develops and applies novel geochemical and isotope tracers for detecting the impact and sources of inorganic contaminants such as metals and metalloids. We have a particular interest in delineating the sources of contaminants in the environment through using a wide range of geochemical tools such as boron, strontium, lead, lithium, and radium isotopes. Postdoctoral researchers are expected to actively be participating in fieldwork, extensive laboratory work including the operation of the thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS) at Duke University, mentoring of junior graduate and undergraduate students in Vengosh Lab, and routine laboratory meetings. The successful applicant will join a thriving community of environmental chemistry and health researchers at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Global Health Institute, and the Duke Medical Center.

TERM 2 years, with the possibility of extension based on performance and available funding.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should hold a PhD in Environmental Geochemistry or a related field. We seek applicants with a strong interest in environmental geochemistry and training in inorganic trace elements geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and ability to work in the field for sample collection. Experience with developing new isotope methods and operation of Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) and Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) would be preferable.

PROJECTED START DATE The position is available immediately.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Candidate should be legally authorized to work in the USA. Visa sponsorship from Duke University is possible.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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