We have a few opportunities for Post-docs to work at Florida International
University in Miami FL. Could you please post the attached advertisement to
the ECOLOG Listserv?
Thank You for your assistance.
Leonard J. Scinto, Ph.D.
Department of Earth and Environment and
Southeast Environmental Research Center.
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami FL 33199
POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN ANALYTICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, AQUATIC CHEMISTRY
AND GRADUATE EDUCATION (CREST - CAChE)
Florida International University's Southeast Environmental Research Center
(SERC) is seeking to fill two post-doctoral researcher positions in the area of
analytical environmental chemistry, aquatic chemistry and/or biogeochemistry.
The primary objective of the post-doctoral researchers will be to oversee the
operations of the CREST-Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE)
analytical facility, supervise the technical staff conducting routine analysis,
develop new analytical methods and contribute to the training of graduate and
undergraduate students in traditional and novel analytical techniques for
environmental applications. The appointment is for one year but renewable based
on performance and grant funds availability.
The NSF-funded CREST program at Florida International University, the Center
for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE) promotes interdisciplinary
research among faculty from multiple departments, such as Biology, Chemistry,
Earth & Environment, Public Health, and Computer Sciences. The research focus
of CREST CAChE is to address the sources, transport, transformation and
ecosystem responses to contaminants, excess nutrients, pollutants and other
natural stressors, under changing land-use and environmental conditions. The
proposed work will be performed across three landscape transects which are
characteristic of the interwoven systems of South Florida: natural,
agricultural, and human/urban.
CREST CAChE will specifically research the Subprojects listed below.
* Advanced sensing of environmental exposure to anthropogenic
contaminants, excess nutrients, pollutants and other natural stressors
* Quantifying fate and transport of contaminants across three
* Data analytics, interpretation and visualization to assess the effects
on South Florida's aquatic ecosystems and convey findings to policy- and
* Discipline based education research.
The CREST CAChE analytical facility conducts a number of traditional chemical
analysis under NELAC accreditation including nutrients, bulk chemical
composition (C, N, P), total and dissolved organic carbon, and pigments.
Enhanced instrumentation is in place or being installed for the development of
additional capabilities in support of research and education (Ion
chromatography, Liquid chromatography (PDA), Fluorescence Spectroscopy, ICP/MS,
microscopy GC/MS and LC/MS). The post-doctoral associates will lead method
development, implementation, training and data analysis and reporting for new
techniques required in support of the research program and newly created
center. Workload for this position may require travel between FIU campuses and
across the South Florida landscape including the Greater Everglades Ecosystem.
The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry also operates the Advanced Mass
and collaborative work among the CREST Cache participants, the post-doctoral
researcher and the facility is expected.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references to
gardi...@fiu.edu<mailto:gardi...@fiu.edu>. For more information, please email
Dr. Piero Gardinali at gardi...@fiu.edu<mailto:gardi...@fiu.edu>.
Salary range $47,000 - 50,000.
Starting date October 1st, 2016.
FIU is a Carnegie engaged public research university, classified as R1 highest
research activity, and offers more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral
programs. FIU is the largest majority minority RI institution in the US, with a
student population of over 50,000. FIU is a vibrant, student-centered public
research university, ideally located in Miami, that is worlds ahead in its
commitment to learning, research, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity
so that our graduates are prepared to succeed in a global market. CREST CAChE
is a joint venture between FIU's Institute for Water and
(InWE.fiu.edu) and the STEM Transformation