[ES_JOBS_NET] FW: Post-doc position using FT-IR and multivariate analysis to measure functional groups in atmospheric particulate matter

Nicole Hyslop nmhyslop at ucdavis.edu
Mon Jan 5 15:50:38 MST 2015

Subject: Post-doc position using FT-IR and multivariate analysis to measure functional groups in atmospheric particulate matter

Dear Colleagues,

I have a post-doctoral position open in my laboratory.  Please distribution this description of the research and application procedure to anyone who may be interested.

All the best in 2015,


Post-doctoral position in functional group analysis of atmospheric particulate matter using FT-IR, University of California, Davis

I am seeking a post-doctoral researcher to calibrate FT-IR spectra for measurement of organic functional groups in atmospheric particulate matter collected at National Parks and Wilderness Areas in the United States. The goals of this research, under funding from the Electric Power Research Institute, are to develop laboratory standards and calibrations for trace organic functional groups including amines, organonitrates and organosulfates and to measure these and previously calibrated functional groups in particulate matter samples collected on filters.  Particulate matter samples contain thousands of organic compounds leading to filter samples with a wide range of aerosol composition that yield highly variable spectra.  This work extends previous work by our group (Ruthenburg et al., 2014, Determination of organic matter and organic matter to organic carbon ratios by infrared spectroscopy with application to selected sites in the IMPROVE network) that successfully employed FT-IR spectra and partial least squares regression to quantify organic functional groups in ambient aerosol samples. The initial appointment is for one year with additional year(s) contingent upon funding and mutual agreement.  The position includes health insurance and other benefits.

The candidate must have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or a related field with a preference for research experience in FT-IR, multivariate analysis techniques, and/or atmospheric aerosol organic chemistry.  Interested individuals should send a CV, graduate transcripts, date of availability, contact information of three references and up to three published papers all in one pdf file to Dr. Ann M. Dillner<mailto:amdillner at ucdavis.edu> (amdillner at ucdavis dot edu).  More information on Dr. Dillner's lab is available at http://crocker.ucdavis.edu/users/dillner/ and http://crocker.ucdavis.edu/air-quality/improve-research/.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.

Ann M. Dillner
Associate Research Engineer
University of California, Davis
amdillner at ucdavis.edu<mailto:amdillner at ucdavis.edu>

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