Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Aug 21 2019 Job Description:
The position requires developing Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) procedures for determining antibiotics and other pollutants in agricultural samples such as manures and soils. Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry will be used. This work is a collaborative effort between WKY and USDA scientists at Bowling Green, KY. The postdoctoral associate will be involved in other projects as the need arises. This is temporary full-time position. Continuation is dependent upon funding/need.
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Work on research projects and complete goal/objectives in a timely manner
Propose important studies related to this WKU-USDA collaboration
Support the Project Director in preparing annual/final reports
Publish research data in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Assist undergraduate and graduate students working in the lab
Interact with other researchers at the Bowling Green USDA-ARS facility
Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field with research experience in the area of analytical or environmental chemistry
At least one year experience with solid phase extraction and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry
Previous publication record in high impact scientific journals.
Research experience in the area of environmental analysis and fate of pollutants
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