Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Smith College
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Job location: Smith College


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-08-20
Req: R-202100679
EngineeringJob Description

Job Summary

Work on a collaborative USGS funded project examining the fate of silver nanoparticles in filter feeding zooplankton. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with researchers at USGS in Menlo Park, CA, the Center for Nanoscience and Risk at University of South Carolina, and the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in Northampton, MA.

The fellow is also expected to take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Conduct kinetic uptake experiments with complex matrices containing nanoparticles

Mentor undergraduate researchers

Prepare and disseminate results through publications, presentations, and conference attendance

Assist with grant management

Assist with potential preparation of additional grant proposals

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

PhD in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry or a related

field

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with metal-based nanoparticles, metals in aquatic systems and/or nanoplastics. Experience with ICP-MS and other analytical instrumentation.

Skills

Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Mentoring experience. Desire to be a member of an interdisciplinary team and conduct research at a US scientific government agency and women’s liberal arts college.

Additional Information

For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

September 2, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade X Exempt

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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