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Job ID: 203269

Research Associate/Fellow
Auburn University

Date Posted Jan. 12, 2023
Title Research Associate/Fellow
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Schl Fisheries Aquac Aquat Sci
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Environmental Science & Ecology
The individual selected for this position will be part of a multidisciplinary research collaboration led by Dr. Tham Hoang to address environmental pollution problems and to support environmental resilience and sustainability.

This a 2 year limited-term appointment funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon the availability of funds and individual performance in the position.
Essential Functions
Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist with chemical analysis in environmental samples
  • Provide professional level research support; may engage in education, outreach, and services where opportunities are available
  • Work with faculty and students across colleges with research involving chemical analysis
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor

Minimum Educatin and Experience

  • Research Associate requires a Master's degree; Research Fellow requires a PhDField of Study
  • Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Toxicology, or closely related field

Minimum Skills and Abilities

  • Technical experience using instrumentation like ICP-MS, GC-MS, HPLC, qPCR, FTIR-microscope, IC, or TOC analyzer, as well as analyte extraction and preparation for environmental matrices (soil, water, and/or air) to understand the fate and effects of pollutants in the environment
  • Good laboratory practice, communication skills, and willingness to work with faculty and students at Auburn University

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include the following:

  • Experience in the analysis of organic pollutants and microplastics in environmental samples with different matrixes as well as common water quality parameters
  • Familiar with standard analytical methods, such as EPA methods including QA/QC procedures
  • Experience in instrument maintenance and troubleshooting as well as the organization of an analytical lab
  • Publication in environmental chemistry work

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

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