The Department of Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time postdoctoral researcher appointment beginning in Fall 2021. Applications are currently being solicited in two fields, one in chemistry to work with Dr. William Alley, who is an analytical chemist, and the other in geosciences to work with Dr. Pride Abongwa, a low-temperature geochemist. Only one of these two fields will be funded for the position, depending on the selection of the candidate best positioned to succeed in the role of postdoctoral research associate.
The candidate for the analytical chemistry position should have a Ph.D. in chemistry/biochemistry and have extensive knowledge in analytical chemistry, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometery, and glycomic/glycoproteomic techniques. The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for developing new methods for glycomic analysis of biological fluids (cerebrospinal fluid, serum/plasma). Those methods will then be applied to understand the glycomic changes that occur with the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease and possible changes that are unique to Black and non-Hispanic White Americans.
For the geosciences position the candidate should have a Ph.D. in Geology with specialization in geochemistry or hydrochemistry. The candidate is expected to be able to conduct field and laboratory experiments on metals and nutrient cycling in low temperature environments. Stable isotope geochemistry and biogeochemical cycling will be integral parts of the research to be conducted. The candidate will be expected to operate laboratory equipments such as IC and ICP-OES.
The successful candidate will be expected to write manuscripts for publication in peer- reviewed journals, present their research at regional, national, and international conferences, and contribute to writing grant proposals. This is a one-year position and if the investigatorâ™s external grant proposal(s) are successful, the position may be renewed, but renewal is not guaranteed.
Internal Number: R-039509
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