Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posting Number G/R01501P Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Research SREL Operations About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) is a research unit of the University of Georgia, located on the 300 miles at the Savannah River Site (www.srs.gov), 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 applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training and also service the community through environmental research. Throughout its 65+ year history, SREL has strive to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship.

College/Unit/Department website www.srel.uga.edu Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary $50,000.00 Anticipated Start Date 06/03/2019 Posting Date 03/18/2019 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position please send: cover letter summarizing your research interests and qualifications for the position, a CV and 3 names and contact information of three references). Finalists will be required by University policy (www.hr.uga.edu), to provide a signed consent form authorizing the University to conduct a background investigation. Actual background investigation will be conducted on an post-offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable, but June 3, 2019, is preferable.

Location of Vacancy Outside Athens EOO Statement

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.

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Minimum Qualifications should list both the minimum degree and the field which the degree must be earned. If prior work experience is required, the posting should list both the job in which the experience must be gained, and the minimum duration that will be accepted.

Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory at the University of Georgia is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sediment Biogeochemistry. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team investigating the biogeochemical processes of contaminant metals in the water and sediment of constructed wetlands and riparian systems. Responsibilities include establishing own research project relative to the sequestration, remobilization, transport, and toxicity of metals in the soil/sediment and assisting with ongoing studies including sediment core collection and chemical analysis. The successful candidate will be located at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in Aiken, SC. The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is a research unit of the University of Georgia, located on the 300 miles at the Savannah River Site (www.srs.gov), 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 applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training and also service the community through environmental research. Throughout its 65+ year history, SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship. Applications will be reviewed starting March 25, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. The initial appointment will be 1 year with the possibility for renewal. Salary will be $50,000.00 a year, plus benefits. To apply for this position please send: cover letter summarizing your research interests and qualifications for the position, a CV and 3 names and contact information of three references to Dr. Xiaoyu Xu ([email protected]). Finalists will be required by University policy (www.hr.uga.edu), to provide a signed consent form authorizing the University to conduct a background investigation. Actual background investigation will be conducted on an post-offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable, but June 3, 2019, is preferable. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

A Ph.D. in ecotoxicology/environment science with a strong chemistry background and education in soil and sediment study is required. Research experience in wetlands studies and using micro-profiling system, is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverable, commitment to publication of results in peer-reviewed journals, and strong potential to work collaboratively with other scientists from multiple disciplines. The successful applicant is also expected to assist with training graduate and undergraduate students, involved in these research programs.

Physical Demands

Normal office/academic environment

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