Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Number: 00107355
Essential Job Duties: This postdoctoral appointment will be for one year with possibility for extension. The position will conduct original research for a NSF funded project entitled "Fate, Transport and Transformation of Ammonia Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations and Their Impacts on Air-Soil Health." The overall goal of this project is to advance our understanding of ecological and environmental impacts of atmospheric N on air-soil health by (1) establishing a science-based understanding of fate, transport, and transformation of NH3 emitted from animal feeding operations (AFOs); (2) transferring the new knowledge to students, industry, regulators, and the public through various educational and outreach programs. The project will accomplish the following specific objectives: 1. Quantifying NH3 and particulate NH4+ dry deposition as impacted by NH3 emissions, land usage and meteorological conditions in AFO environments; 2. Estimating transformation of emitted NH3 to secondary iPM2.5 as impacted by NH3 emissions, distance from source, atmospheric chemical & meteorological conditions; 3. Quantifying the impacts of NH3 and NH4+ depositions on soil chemical and biological properties, including microbial biomass, stoichimetry of nitrogen transformations, pH. In addition to working on this NSF project, this position will also have opportunities to be involved in grant writings, student mentoring, and project management.
Department Required Skills: * Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field * Excellent written and oral communication skill * Ability to work both independently and collaboratively * Productive publication record
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Research experience in air quality monitoring and instrumentation is preferred.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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