FELLOW, POST DOCTORAL - Environmental Engineering

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Job Title: FELLOW, POST DOCTORAL - Environmental Engineering
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35414
Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia has a postdoctoral research position available immediately. The postdoctoral researcher will study how sediment (suspended and deposited) relevant to the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure could impact freshwater mussels, especially for those endangered or threatened species, and what mitigation approaches can be developed and adapted to minimize such impacts. This project is in collaboration with US Geological Survey (USGS) Columbia Environmental Research Center and Missouri State University. This project will require a transdisciplinary approach to characterize sediment processes and how these processes influence or interfere with physiology of freshwater mussels. Therefore, candidates who can communicate with and across multiple disciplines is highly desirable.

Questions regarding the position may be submitted to Baolin Deng via email ([email protected]).


The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering, ecology, aquatic biology, fisheries or related fields. Experience working with freshwater mussels and data analysis as well as experience in sediment geomorphology/soil sicence is a plus.

Application Materials

Applicants should provide application letter, CV, reprints of the most important publications and list of three references.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed upon acceptance and continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

The postdoctoral position will be awarded for one year, with possible extension of up to three years based on performance and funding.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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Posted: 1/26/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time