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Post-Doctoral Position Announcement

Posted February 23, 2021

Summary: A post-doctoral research scholar position is available in the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan (USA), under the supervision of Prof. Herek Clack for research in either of two areas: 1) bioaerosols or 2) non-thermal plasmas. Responsibilities: In either the bioaerosols or non-thermal plasmas research area, duties will predominantly involve the design and fabrication of experimental apparatuses and subsequent execution of experiments examining bioaerosol transformations resulting from exposure to non-thermal plasmas in air. Numerical modeling of aerosol chemical kinetics and dynamics may also be required.

Qualifications: Candidates with earned doctorates in atmospheric sciences or electrical, chemical, or mechanical engineering disciplines are encouraged; however candidates with bioaerosol or plasma experience holding doctoral degrees in any engineering or physical science discipline will be considered. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply who, in addition to the above qualifications, have experience in fluid-electric coupling (i.e., EHD); numerical simulation of charged aerosols; aerosol oxidation chemistry; single particle fluorescence spectroscopic or fluorescence/chemiluminescence flow visualization techniques.

To apply: Submit application materials through the university job portal (https://careers.umich.edu/search), referencing job ID 180616.

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Staff Scientist/Staff Engineer Position Announcement

Posted February 23, 2021

Summary: Taza Aya LLC, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based startup company, is seeking candidates who can immediately fill a staff engineer/staff scientist position to support further development of the company’s plasma-based air sterilization technology, specifically focusing on miniaturized plasma devices for use as wearable respiratory protection against airborne pathogens such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2.

Responsibilities: Candidates are sought who have experience in the areas of experimental atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma research with particular interest in plasma reactor design and construction. Taza Aya LLC, with funding from JLabs and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency (BARDA), will design, develop, and parametrically characterize the performance of a miniaturized non-thermal plasma module for air sterilization. The finished module will then serve as a testbed for establishing a performance map of, e.g., power consumption, residual production, and airborne virus inactivation efficiency. The significant scientific expertise and resources found within the University of Michigan (which owns the enabling IP) will be available during the development and testing.

Qualifications: A graduate degree in electrical/electronics engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related fields is required. Highly encouraged to apply are candidates having: principal experience in plasma science and engineering; additional experience in plasma reactor design, miniaturized plasma arrays, compact power supplies, or aerosol/bioaerosol science; and comfort and confidence in working independently. To apply: Applications should include a cover letter, a resume or CV including list of publications, and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf via email to herek@taza-aya.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Aerobiology Engineering Technician – Frederick, Maryland

Posted September 15, 2020

Requirements

Job Description

  1. Provide mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering support by performing aerosol exposures and facilitating the design and maintenance of aerosol exposure equipment. Test and design new equipment, execute scientific studies, analyze data, and maintain laboratory space and equipment.
  2. Generate, characterize and sample biological aerosols to support pathogenesis and medical countermeasure studies against biothreat agents. This shall include animal plethysmography, aerosol supervision and assisting; attendance is required at scheduled trainings provided by qualified division staff. All laboratory tasks shall be conducted under the guidance of a study Principal Investigator and under the authority of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and in compliance with GLP standards.
  3. Assemble, maintain and troubleshoot aerosol systems to support medical countermeasure studies.
  4. Perform and supervise biological decontamination procedures for Class III biosafety cabinets post-aerosol.
  5. Certify and maintain Class III biosafety cabinets IAW USAMRIID SOPs and GLP standards.
  6. Hold and maintain BPRP status IAW the provisions in this contract and applicable regulations.

Please send all communications of interest to Lindsey Thigpen at lthigpen@icongphs.com.


Assistant Professor - Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Posted July 28, 2020

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The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Boundary Layer. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree as well as demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching.

Desirable expertise includes research via measurements, theory, modeling, or applications in the areas of turbulence, air pollution, surface interactions/exchanges, or other aspects of the near- surface environment that are linked to societal well-being. The new hire will provide core teaching in NC State’s undergraduate Atmospheric Science program. Course offerings may include undergraduate and graduate classes in micrometeorology as well as other applied or theoretical classes commensurate with the candidate’s interests and expertise.

Additional information and application instructions may be found online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/133714 [Position Number 00061711]. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2020.


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