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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-31
Req: R-755


306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Additional Titles:



Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The postdoc will have primary responsibility for two research projects examining toxic impacts from pesticides. The project with Dr. Stark is focused on impacts of insecticides to aquatic invertebrate communities. The candidate will set up and oversee mesocosm experiments with wild-collected aquatic invertebrates. Community counts will be conducted during and at the termination of the experiment. The project with Dr. McIntyre is focused on potential impacts of rodenticides on salmon. The candidate will help design experiments and will be in charge of setting up and conducting the experiments. Following each project, the candidate will have primary responsibility for data analysis and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Additional duties will include advising and assisting graduate students with projects related to water quality impacts on aquatic organisms. Much of this research is focused on impacts from stormwater runoff and involves testing green stormwater infrastructure treatment systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in aquatic or environmental science, or a related field
  • Research experience working with aquatic animals (fish and/or invertebrates)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training in aquatic toxicology, including acute and/or sublethal toxicity testing, familiarity with pesticides, experience with mesocosms using aquatic invertebrates

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Agricultural , Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department Name: Washington Stormwater Center
City, State, Zip: Puyallup, WA 98371
Department Link: https://www.wastormwatercenter.org
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: No
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on April 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: April 12, 2021

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) CV and 2) cover letter.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application

Required Documents: CV and Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time