Assistant Research Scientist - Metals Biogeochemistry
Open Until Filled: No
Job Summary: The University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology invites applications for an academic-year (9-month, 0.75-EFT) position as an Assistant Research Scientist in Biogeochemistry of Metals. The successful candidate should have a strong background in biogeochemistry of metals and a broad understanding of issues related to the fate and transport of metals in the environment. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program focused on the biogeochemistry of heavy metals in the environment. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as an adjunct professor and member of the graduate faculty in an applicable department or school at UGA and will be involved in graduate education via advising of graduate students and service on graduate student committees. This position will be 0.75 EFT in research and will be expected to see external funding to support their research program and for summer salary support. Professional service to groups such as state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, professional societies, and the public also is expected, as is significant interaction with colleagues and students in other disciplines represented at SREL, UGA, and the broader academic community. The successful applicant will be located at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in Aiken, S.C. and will report to the Director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is a research unit of the University of Georgia located on the 300 mi2 Savannah River Site, a Department of Energy facility near Aiken, SC. With a staff of over 140 faculty members, postdocs, research professionals, technicians, and graduate students, the laboratory pursues basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training, and service to the community through environmental outreach. Throughout its 65+ year history SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in an appropriate field (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Soil Science, or related field).
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate should have demonstrated potential for research and the ability to interact with colleagues from a diversity of disciplines on the development of research proposals related to the quantification, identification and bioaccumulation of heavy metals. Preference will be given to candidates having a record of excellence in research and service commensurate with time since degree. Applicants with expertise in quantification and bioaccumulation of mercury and trace metals via ICP-MS, Methyl/Total/Isotopic Mercury Analyses, and other analytical methods are especially encouraged to apply.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Research Scientist
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location of Vacancy: Outside Georgia