Post Doctoral Research Associate/Fellow - Environmental Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Lowell, MA
Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Post Doctoral Research Associate/Fellow - Environmental Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Env Earth & Atmosph Sci

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Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The group of Professor Daniel Obrist at the University Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to assist in studies related to the cycling of trace metals and greenhouse gases (GHG) in the environment. Experience with measurements of trace metals (such as mercury, lead, cadmium, zinc) and GHG including carbon dioxide and methane are desired qualifications. The principal role of the Post-doctoral 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).

Anticipated Starting Date: July 1, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-An earned PhD degree (by the time of the appointment), or expected completion of PhD degree within 3 month of appointment, in Atmospheric Science, Geoscience, Environmental Science, or a related field
-3 years of research in the subject discipline
-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
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-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 peer-reviewed publications

Other 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 Post Doctoral Research Associate will involve working under pressure to strict deadlines.

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:
Writing Sample- Research Publications
Writing Sample- Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals
Research Interest
Research Statement
Sample of Scholarly Work/Publication
Publication List

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Optional Applicant Documents: Please attach the specified other documents to your application if available.

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.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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