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Postdoctoral Associate

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Job Title:
Postdoctoral Associate

Arts and Sciences | Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology

Drs. John Lenhart and Jim Hood at The Ohio State University (OSU) are searching for a post-doctoral scholar to work on a project sponsored by the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI) related to the sources, patterns, and fate of colloidal phosphorus in western Lake Erie and its watershed. This project is an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort led by Dr. Hood along with John Lenhart (OSU, CEGE), Michael Brooker (OSU, FABE), Justin Chaffin (OSU, SENR), Ben Colman (University of Montana), Laura Johnson (Heidelberg University), and Vinayak Shedekar (OSU, FABE). This position is fully funded for two years and three months. The anticipated start date for this position is late 2022.

The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral scholar will be:

·       Participate in collection and processing of river, wetland, and edge-of-field

samples for determining colloidal-phosphorus speciation.

·       Conduct field- and laboratory-based experiments evaluating the binding

and release of phosphorus from natural colloids.

·       Use synchrotron-based X-ray, Raman and infrared techniques to

characterize phosphorus speciation in natural colloids.

Required qualifications:

·       PhD in limnology, environmental engineering, environmental science,

biogeochemistry, or related field

·       Experience with techniques and procedures associated with

environmental biogeochemistry, natural colloids/nanoparticles, or

freshwater nutrient cycling

Preferred qualifications:

·       Experience with related phosphorus cycling and/or environmental

geochemistry techniques and procedures

·       Experience with X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Additional Information:

The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field.  The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community. 

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Research Center (0073)

Position Type:
Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

First Shift

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