Postdoctoral Research Associate - Environmental Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Compensation

: $90,725.00 - $147,260.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research



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General Summary of Position:

The group of Professor Daniel Obrist at the University Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead and assist in studies related to the cycling of trace metals and greenhouse gases (GHG) in the environment. Experience with micrometeorological techniques, measurements of trace metals (such as mercury, lead, cadmium, zinc) are desired qualifications. The principal role of the Postdoctoral Research Associate is to work on projects alongside the group leader. A critical feature of the role of the position will also be to a) develop and write research proposals and form collaborations to support future research b) perform major research functions on existing grant(s).

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • An earned PhD in Atmospheric Science, Geoscience, Environmental Science, or a related field by the time of the appointment
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses
  • Knowledge of laboratory and field pollutant and GHG measurements
  • Knowledge of micrometeorological flux measurements
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Ability to conduct field and laboratory research
  • Strong technical report writing and communication skills
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics
  • Qualitative research methods including conducting open and semi-structured interviews
  • A record of publication

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience with collaborative interdisciplinary research
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses
  • Knowledge of micrometeorological flux measurements
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and writing
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data
  • The department is dynamic, high pressure environment and the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate will involve working under pressure to strict deadlines

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and successful performance.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.??Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.??


Associated topics: atmospheric, geochemist, geodynamic, geography, gis, gravitational, petroleum, petrophysicist, planet, planetary * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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