Postdoctoral Associate in Analytical Environmental Chemistry - Mass Spectrometry

Miami, Florida

Florida International University

  • Opening Date: 2021-09-13
  • Job Opening Id: 524991
  • College/Division: College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Department: Institute of Environment
Job Information

Florida International University's Freshwater Resource Division at the Institute of Environment is seeking to fill one Postdoctoral Associate position in the area of analytical environmental chemistry- mass spectrometry.

The primary objective of the Postdoctoral Associate will be to oversee the operations of the analytical facility at the Biscayne Bay Campus, being involved in sample custody, sample collection, sample preparation steps and develop new analytical methods in the area of organic mass spectrometry with specific emphasis on emerging contaminants and non-targeted analysis (NTA), contributing to the training and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in traditional and novel analytical techniques for environmental and biological applications. The appointment is for one year but renewable based on performance and funds availability.
The Postdoctoral Associate will be hired to work on the research project aiming at developing and implementing an innovative methodology based on NTA to identify specific chemical tracers of dust and soil exposure by children of different age groups. The proposed work includes the chemical analyses by NTA of indoor dust, soil, water, food, and urine.

Experience in liquid chromatography- high resolution mass spectrometry (specially Thermo Orbitrap), NTA workflows (specially using Compound Discoverer) and data interpretation, and statistics are desired. The instrumentation used will be a Thermo Q-Exactive High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. The Postdoctoral Associate are expected to conduct independent research, lead method development, implementation, training and data analysis and reporting required in support of the project. Other available instruments in the laboratories are LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, GCxGC TOF. The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry also operates the Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility (ms.fiu.edu), where FT-ICR ion mobility instruments are available. The minimum qualification for a Postdoctoral Associate is a Doctoral Degree and appropriate education and experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 524991 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach a cover letter and CV as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant's 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

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Posted: 01/28/2022