Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow (Borch/Ippolito)
- Colorado State University
- Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
- Category: Admin-Occupational and Environmental Safety
- Posting Date: 01/20/2022
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Working Title||Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow (Borch/Ippolito)|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Research Professional Position||Yes|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Classification Title||Postdoctoral Fellows|
|Number of Vacancies|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||$50,000 - $57,600 plus applicable benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.|
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
|Desired Start Date||07/01/2022|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||03/15/2022|
|Description of Work Unit||
The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is focused on education, research, and outreach to solve the world’s most pressing food production issues and crucial matters about Earth, its ecosystems, and their services. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Colorado and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges such as waste management, water quality, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to global food production and ecosystem function and protection.
The successful candidate will be co-supervised by Drs. Thomas Borch and Jim Ippolito (CSU), and will work in close collaboration with Drs. Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou (Univ. of Cincinnati), Brennan Pecha (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)), Amy McKenna (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), Susan Crow (University of Hawaii), and Jim Mothersbaugh (CEO – WaterTectonics). The selected applicant will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and collaborate with other researchers in the area of water reuse using non-conventional waters as part of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) hub funded by the Department of Energy (https://www.nawihub.org/partners ). The position is focused on synthesis of advanced sorbents for nutrient recovery. Our project goal is to develop and test the practicality of selective, low-cost, environmentally friendly sorbents for the precise removal and recovery of nutrients (i.e., phosphate, ammonium, and nitrate) from agricultural and municipal wastewaters.
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
|Job Duty Category||Research|
Optimizing the sorbent properties (selectivity) via molecular characterization using advanced instruments at national laboratories, and assess the impact of the nutrient loaded biochars and clays on soil health, and quantify the release of available nutrients.
|Percentage Of Time||60|
|Job Duty Category||Authorship|
Lead and contribute to writing of annual reports, grants, and first-author articles (~1-2 journal publications).
|Percentage Of Time||30|
|Job Duty Category||Mentoring|
Partial mentorship responsibilities for graduate and undergraduate students
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by 03/15/2022. Applicants should upload the following:
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License|
|Search Contact||Thomas Borch; email@example.com|
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