A postdoctoral fellow position is
available in the research group of Prof. Kerri Pratt (http://ift.tt/Sbj1jD; http://ift.tt/1DMPiyi) in the Department of Chemistry at the
University of Michigan. The Pratt Lab uses chemical ionization mass
spectrometry, aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry, ion chromatography, and
numerical modeling to study atmospheric chemistry, with a focus on aerosols,
halogen chemistry, and snowpack chemistry in the Polar Regions.
The open position is associated with a
recent National Science Foundation grant and a Sloan Research Fellowship
awarded to Prof. Pratt. The open position will include field deployments,
likely in Michigan and aboard an icebreaker cruise to Antarctica. The position may
also include assisting in running a snow chemistry research-focused general
chemistry laboratory course, as part of an educational grant funded by the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Postdoc responsibilities will include participating in
and leading field deployments of custom instrumentation, analyzing and
interpreting field measurement data, collaborating with other science teams,
mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and preparing manuscripts for
Qualifications: Candidates must have a
PhD (by appointment start date) in Chemistry, or a related science or
engineering field with a focus on Atmospheric Chemistry. Fieldwork experience
deploying home-built/customized instrumentation, single-particle mass
spectrometers, and/or Aerodyne mass spectrometers is required. Strong written
and oral communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are
necessary. Candidates must have experience analyzing atmospheric trace gas
and/or aerosol field data with demonstrated knowledge of mass spectrometry.
Experience using MATLAB, Igor, and/or LabVIEW is preferred.
Appointment: The targeted start date
for this position is between September 2017 and January 2018. The initial
appointment is for one year, with renewal based on funding and performance.
Please email a CV, cover letter
(describing your research experience, interests, career goals, and fit for the
position), and contact information for 3
references to Prof. Kerri Pratt, email: prattka at umich.edu.
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A. Pratt, Ph.D.
N. Ege Assistant Professor of Chemistry
of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Associate, Program in the Environment
N University Ave
Arbor, MI 48109