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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Postdoctoral position is available at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The research focuses on laboratory and field studies of physical and chemical properties of individual aerosol particles using our single particle mass spectrometer and a variety of other aerosol instrumentation. Qualified candidate will work closely with senior scientists to design and execute laboratory and field experiments and tests.
A Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences or a related discipline is required. Prior hands-on experience with instrument design, mass spectrometry, standard aerosol instrumentation, vacuum techniques and lasers is essential as well as practice with complex data analysis and computer programming skills. Additional skills include experience in working in a research team environment; good oral and written communications; interpersonal skills; initiative; the ability to collaborate effectively on teams; creative/innovative thinking.
The initial appointment will be for one year starting around July 2013. Apply online at http://jobs.pnl.gov position #302377.
For additional information please contact Dr. Alla Zelenyuk.
Posted on 4/19/2013
Principal Investigator – Aerobiology
The Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) is seeking applicants for a principal investigator position in the aerobiology research group.
The principal investigator in aerobiology is responsible for designing and executing aerosol research studies in the National Biological Threat Characterization Center at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center that address specific scientific questions of national significance in support of biodefense preparedness, response, and recovery.
Areas of research include a range of topics related to the physical, biological, and/or pathogenic properties of aerosols containing biological agents. Research will be performed in a new, select agent-approved state-of-the-art BSL-2/3/4 and ABSL-2/3/4 facilities fully staffed and equipped with a wide range of technologies useful for biodefense and infectious disease research.
Information on the company, position description and necessary qualifications can be found at the following links:
Posted on 4/10/2013
Research Professor - Assistant/Associate Level
The Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) of Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada is seeking a research professor at the assistant or associate level to conduct research on trace organic contaminants in the environment.
This faculty member is expected to expand the breadth and scope of the research conducted by the Organic Analytical Laboratory (OAL). OAL is currently equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation providing a full range of analytical capabilities for identifying and quantifying trace organic contaminants in ambient air, including particulate, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants, and analysis of water soluble polar compounds and oligomeric constituents of organic aerosols and biofuel feedstocks. In addition, OAL is staffed with an experienced team of technicians and researchers.
Interested applicants are directed to the website http://www.dri.edu/oal-lab-home to find additional information about DRI's research programs in air quality and specific capabilities of OAL. For a full description, requirements and to apply, please visit http://www.dri.edu/employment.
Posted on 3/22/2013
Postdoctoral Research Associate / Atmospheric Science and Environmental Engineering (6814)
The Atmospheric Science Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will participate in a collaborative field campaign, "Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon" (GoAmazon2014), and join a research team studying how the aerosol lifecycle and aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions are influenced by pollution outflow from a tropical megaflow.
The main focus of the project will be characterizing aerosol CCN spectrum, hygroscopicity, mixing state at a surface site during GoAmazon2014, and examining their controlling processes and evolutions in collaboration with other research groups. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, environmental engineering, or closely related field, and background in aerosol research, as well as hands-on experience in aerosol microphysics measurements, such as aerosol CCN spectrum, hygroscopicity and size distribution. Demonstrated skills in complex data analysis are essential, and previous experience of field measurements is highly desirable.
The preferred start date is May 1st, 2013, but is negotiable. The initial appointment will be one year, with the expectation of renewal for one more year upon satisfactory performance. Applicants should submit a complete CV with their online application, paper reprints, and a list of 3 references. Research under the direction of Jian Wang.
BNL policy states that research associate appointments may be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.
BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.
To apply to this opening, please visit http://www.bnl.gov/HR/Careers/, select "Search Job List," and submit an application to Job ID#16322.
Posted on 2/26/2013
We are currently seeking a Research Scientist-Aerobiologist for the Frederick, MD area.
- Perform duties of a Principal Investigator
- Conceptualize and design detailed study plans
- Test a prototype automated exposure system for exposure of rodents, rabbits and nonhuman primates
- Design and build second generation automated aerosol systems
- Characterize biological aerosols with respect to viability
- Tabulate, analyze and interpret data
- Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication
- Have experience with the following techniques and shall be able to perform the following specific tasks:
- Aerosol exposures
- UV fluorescence spectra
- Laboratory automation software
- Optics and optical systems design
- Maintain a clean, well-organized, functional laboratory environment
- Coordinate and collaborate with scientists within Division and Institute
Position requires a Ph.D. in a related field.
Minimum of eight (8) years of related experience.
Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents - he or she must maintain enrollment. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements as regulated by Army Regulation 50-1 (AR 50-1)
To apply: Visit our website www.clinicalrm.com, go to "Career Center", followed by "Career Opportunities". You will locate the ability to apply for the position under the jobs listed through Frederick, Maryland.
Posted on 2/21/2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility National Center for Toxicological Research U.S. Food and Drug Administration Jefferson, AR
A postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available within the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)/National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility at the Jefferson Laboratories complex of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Jefferson Laboratories complex is located approximately 30 miles south/southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. The campus houses NCTR and the Arkansas Regional Laboratory of FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs. The chosen participant will collaborate in multi-disciplinary research efforts to support the research needs in evaluating the inhalation toxicity of tobacco products. Opportunities may include:
- Developing comprehensive knowledge and experience in setting up and validating the study-specific exposure systems for inhalation toxicology studies in a GLP environment
- Understanding up-to-date technology in aerosol/vapor generation and measurement system for inhalation toxicology studies
- Developing comprehensive approaches in pulmonary physiology and respiratory dosimetry research
- Developing animal models with pulmonary/cardiovascular diseases for inhalation toxicology research
The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at FDA in Jefferson, Arkansas. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A Doctoral degree in biology, physiology (pulmonary) or chemistry received within the last three years.
- An emphasis and experience in inhalation exposures and the pulmonary responses to inhaled materials is preferred.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of Dr. Shu-Chieh Hu at:
Shu-Chieh Hu, Ph.D.
Director, CTP/NCTR Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility
Office of Scientific Coordination
National Center for Toxicological Research
3900 NCTR Road
Jefferson, Arkansas 72079
Tel: (870) 543-7513
Please reference FDA-NCTR-2013-0005 in all communications.
Posted on 2/05/2013
Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
School of Environmental Science & Engineering Recruitment Announcement
School of Environmental Science and Engineering is one of the key discipline groups of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) that possesses Jiangsu dominant disciplines platform, Jiangsu key laboratories, Jiangsu technological innovation team, National Featured Majors, majors of national "Outstanding Engineers Education Plan", National Engineering Practice Education Centre, Jiangsu Key Specialty, Key Discipline of China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Yale-NUIST Atmospheric Environment Centre, as well as a complete higher education system with undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.
For more information about the school, please visit: http://en.nuist.edu.cn/AboutSESE.jhtml.
We are looking for:
15 to 25 Discipline Leading Talents/Academic Leaders and Academic Elite: Professional Areas: Environmental Science (Atmospheric Environment Monitoring and Instrumentation Development, Environmental Change and Impact), Environmental Engineering (Air Pollution Control Technology, Water Treatment Technology, etc.), Ecology (Global Change Ecology), Municipal Engineering (Water Treatment Technology), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (Materials)
II. Requirements and Remuneration:
(1) Academic Leaders:
A qualified candidate should 1) be in good health and under the age of 55, regardless of nationality (The age limit can be appropriately relaxed for the excellent candidates and there is no age limit for those who won major international awards); 2) be a person of integrity, professionalism, strong organization and coordination ability, and team spirit; 3) hold an overseas doctoral degree and a minimum of three years overseas working experience, or hold a postdoctoral degree for a minimum of five years; 4) have profound academic attainments and outstanding scientific research achievements in the last five years; Qualified candidates will be offered settling-in allowance and an annual salary of 200,000 – 2,000,000 RMB. Both the settling-in allowance and annual salary can be negotiable once the approximate range is determined according to the relevant policies of the University.
(2) The Academic Elite:
A qualified candidate should 1) be in good health and under the age of 40, regardless of nationality; 2) be a person of integrity, professionalism, strong organization and coordination ability, and team spirit; 3) hold an overseas doctoral degree or a post-doctoral degree for a minimums of two years; 4) have profound academic attainments and outstanding scientific research achievements in the last five years; Qualified candidates will be offered settling-in allowance and an annual salary of 150,000 - 600,000 RMB. Both the settling-in allowance and annual salary can be negotiable once the approximate range is determined according to the relevant policies of the university.
(3) Team Recruitment:
Priority will be given to the team with the same professional field. The team members should be more than three people. The team leader should meet the requirements of academic leaders and the team members should meet the requirements of academic elite.
III. Application Procedure:
- Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2013 to February 20, 2013.
- Either electronic or hard copy of applications is acceptable. Applicants are encouraged to visit our school in person.
- Applicants will need to provide the following materials:
- "High-level Candidates Registration Form of Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology", which can be downloaded at the Download Center on the website of Human Resource Department of NUIST
- Photocopies of Diploma, Education Degree and Appointment Letter
- A list of main achievements in teaching and research, and photocopies of five representative publications in the recent five years
- A list of projects that the candidate has conducted and participated in and photocopies of awards
- Research plans, expected objectives and expected annual salary.
Please submit the above materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person: Haijun Wang
Tel : +86 -25-58731090
Address: School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, No.219, Ningliu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
Postal Code: 210044
Posted on 1/28/2013
Aerosol Scientist - Technology Research Branch, Pittsburgh, PA
RCS has an immediate need for an Aerosol Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA. This is a contract opportunity with duration through 5/31/13 with potential to extend for several years. There is no per diem and/or relocation assistance offered in support of this assignment.
Provide technical support for the project titled "Respirator Performance Against Engineered Nanoparticles Under Laboratory and Workplace Settings" to validate that NIOSH approved air-purifying respirators provide the expected level of protection commensurate with their assigned protection factor for workers handling nanomaterials. The specific aims of this project are to 1) develop theoretical models for face seal leakage as a function of particle size; 2) determine the simulated workplace protection factor for nanoparticles employing test subjects in an exposure chamber; and 3) determine the workplace protection factor for respirators employing test subjects in a nanoparticle workplace.
- MS or PhD in applicable scientific field
- Working knowledge or research experience in aerosol science and technology.
- Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
- Experience working with people at all levels of an organization.
- Working knowledge of industrial hygiene including exposure assessment and personnel sampling.
- Experience in giving presentations at scientific meetings and writing papers for publication in national and international journals.
- Experience in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of TSI aerosol instrumentation is desirable.
- Knowledge of personal protective equipment and respiratory protection.
- Due to the nature of the work, all applicants must be US Citizens.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter summarizing relevant experience to Lisa Storey at email@example.com.
Posted on 1/22/2013
Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Respiratory Drug Delivery supported by the US FDA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
The Respiratory and Aerosol Dynamics Lab in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications from highly motivated individuals for a postdoctoral position. This position is supported by an FDA sponsored project that seeks to advance the development of an existing CFD model of orally inhaled drug products that can account for inhaler characteristics, drug physicochemical properties, and physiological parameters on local and regional drug deposition throughout the airways. In this study, an existing CFD model will be extended to predict deposition throughout the lungs (TB and alveolar regions) with the inclusion of wall motion. Models will be developed that can account for intersubject variability in terms of both geometry and inhalation waveforms. An emphasis of the current project will be on comparing both in vitro experiments and CFD predictions with available in vivo studies in terms of lung drug delivery and drug depositional distribution within the airways.
In addition to excellent academic and publication records, applicants should have experience in computational modeling, advanced mesh generation in complex geometries, and multiphase transport.
To apply, please send a CV, transcript copy, list of three references, and a cover letter summarizing relevant experience to Dr. P. Worth Longest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 12/4/2012
Postdoctoral Associate - Atmospheric Aerosol Nucleation.
Kent State University Atmospheric Chemistry Group has an immediate opening of postdoctoral associate. Primary responsibilities will be to conduct field studies and laboratory experiments of aerosol nucleation, using particle sizing spectrometers and chemical ionization mass spectrometers, and publish science findings in peer-reviewed journals. PhD in chemistry, physics, or engineering is required and working experiences on aerosols and mass spectrometers are preferred. Work in a team collaboratively, as well as independently, is critical. This position will require intense travel for field studies, including SOAS 2013 campaign.
Contact Prof. Shanhu Lee 330-672-3905, if you are interested. Please include your recent CV, three names of references, PDF copy of your representative publications, and research interests.
KSU is an AAEO employer.
Posted on 12/4/2012
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California invites nominations and applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at all levels in civil and environmental engineering. The Department has established the following four major thrust areas of targeted research: Coupling of Complex Systems, Disasters and Extreme Events, Sustainable Development, and Water Quality, Access and Distribution. This is a broad search seeking faculty with research and teaching experience in the first three areas (a separate search for two additional faculty in Water Quality, Access and Distribution is ongoing). Applicants should state which thrust area is most closely related to their expertise, as well as how they might collaborate with other areas.
The Astani Department has 20 tenured/tenure track faculty members, which include four chaired professorships, five Young Investigator and Early Career awardees, and many fellows of professional organizations. In November 2007, the Department was the beneficiary of a $17 million pledge from Sonny Astani, the largest ever bestowed on a department of civil and environmental engineering. The faculty have close working collaborations with other engineering departments in the Viterbi School as well as with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC School of Architecture and the USC Price School of Public Policy, and are participants in USC's CREATE (the Department of Homeland Security's first center of excellence).
We seek individuals who can provide strong, dynamic and innovative leadership to advance excellence in research, teaching and service to the professional community in the areas of civil and environmental engineering. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in civil or environmental engineering or in a closely allied field and be eligible for a tenure-track or tenured professor appointment. Applications from transformative and interdisciplinary scholars are especially encouraged. Transformative scholars are distinguished individuals whose accomplishments are transforming the field. Interdisciplinary scholars are outstanding individuals engaged in research aligned with the interests of the Department but whose research also cuts across other departments in the School and University.
Positions are available starting August 16, 2013. To receive full consideration, candidates should apply on-line at Viterbi's faculty application website: viterbi.usc.edu/facultyapplications. Application materials include a cover letter describing technical qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for suggested references. Evaluation of applications will start in November 2012 and continue into early 2013. Early submission is strongly advised. All application material will be held in the strictest confidence. Interested individuals are welcome to contact Dr. Erik A. Johnson, Associate Chair, Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAP 210, Mail Code 2531, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 90089-2531. The Department's web site has details on current educational and research programs.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top engineering schools in the world. More than a third of its 174 tenured/tenure-track faculty members are fellows in their respective professional societies and 35 affiliated faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The School is home to over 45 research centers and institutes, including the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, the Department of Homeland Security CREATE Center, and an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) supported by the Department of Energy. It is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. USC Viterbi faculty conduct research in leading-edge technologies with annual research expenditures typically exceeding $180 million.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are highly encouraged to apply.
Posted on 11/15/2012