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Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Freshwater and Coastal Carbon Cycling Chemistry

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

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in the application of analytical chemistry techniques to measure dissolved organic matter in various environments including large order rivers (from western Montana), Alaskan permafrost, surface to deep waters of the Arctic Ocean, and Louisiana coastal waters. The primary focus of the position will be to combine quantitative and qualitative measurements of dissolved organic matter in diverse environments to identify key indicators of carbon cycling processes. The Lab D’Andrilli of Environmental chemistry (https://lumcon.edu/juliana-dandrilli/) at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized to participate in largely collaborative research in the field and in the laboratory. Specifically, the postdoctoral researcher will operate a total organic carbon concentration analyzer, an absorbance and fluorescence spectrometer, and an ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometer (Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer) at high magnetic field. Data will be interpreted across each method and combined with other biological and physical data sets from collaborators around the world.

Current projects include river restoration from legacy mining, advancing applications in fluorescence spectroscopy for the characterization of dissolved organic matter in diverse ecosystems, identifying carbon climate signals from permafrost profiles, determining Arctic Ocean carbon indicators from terrestrial and glacial sources, and bioavailability of coastal waters with erosion. The postdoctoral researcher will support the field and laboratory analytical activities associated with these projects, participate in collaborative meetings, mentor undergraduate researchers, learn to develop course material that integrates research findings to students of K-12 and collegiate levels, and design outreach activities. The ideal candidate will excel in both independent and collaborative settings. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to travel a few times a year to various collaborators laboratories (1-2 weeks at a time) within the states and participate in in-person meetings with Denmark collaborators in Copenhagen.

Qualifications:

The candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Experience with laboratory analytical instrumentation including spectrophoto- and spectrofluorometers, high performance liquid chromatography, ion chromatography, and mass spectrometry is a plus, but not required. The position requires high organizational and communication skills as well as significant database management capabilities. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a valid traveling passport to attend international conferences and meetings with collaborators.

Duration and Start Date:

The position is available immediately and the initial appointment is for a period of 6 months with possible additional support dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

Location:

The position will be based at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) Marine Center in Chauvin, LA (visit http://www.lumcon.edu for information on the facility).

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Juliana D’Andrilli (jdandrilli@lumcon.edu) with “Freshwater and Coastal Carbon Cycling Chemistry Postdoctoral Research Position” in the subject line. For questions or more information contact Dr. D’Andrilli by email.

Deadline:
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. LUMCON is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that actively seeks diversity among its employees.

LUMCON is an AA/EO employer.

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