[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow in Mercury, Chemistry/Transport, City University of New York
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Thu Jun 11 14:12:17 MDT 2015
Job Detail: http://www.postdocjobs.com/jobs/jobdetail.php?jobid=4016133
Research Foundation of the CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
*Postdoctoral Fellow in Mercury Chemistry/Transport*
John Jay College of Criminal Justice <http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/>, CUNY
FULL / PART TIME
REGULAR / TEMPORARY
The Mercury Laboratory at John Jay College of the City University of New
York (http://www.prismatjjay.org/carpi.html) is seeking a highly dynamic
and professional individual to serve as Postdoctoral Fellow and Student
Research Mentor for a position currently funded for 1 year.
The Mercury Laboratory has as its primary focus the investigation of the
kinetics and mechanism of mercury reduction and transport in the
environment. The laboratory has contributed significant advances in
understanding the biogeochemical cycle of mercury in soils; see
http://www.prismatjjay.org/carpicv.pdffor recent lab publications.
Under the general supervision of the Senior Scientist, the postdoctoral
fellow will perform simple-to-very-complex research, investigation, and
analytic activities. Performs many activities independently, with
varying degrees of supervision depending on the scope and complexity of
the project, the assignment, or the qualifications of the incumbent.
Will mentor undergraduate students on specific research projects. Writes
proposals and abstracts. Recruits and interviews for laboratory operations.
Performs research activities, records observations, and interprets
results, using established protocols; assists with complex activities;
assists in gathering, providing, and interpreting information for
routine reports. May be assigned substantial independent responsibility
for major or complex portions of a research project. Provides
professional support to the Senior Scientist, including drafting project
reports, making presentations, meeting with sponsors, and organizing
intellectual exchanges with other researchers/scholars in person or via
·Trains new employees in routine processes;
·Works with technical staff and other research staff to coordinate
projects; ensures the safe operation of equipment and the effective
completion of assignments by following protocols and accurately
documenting research findings and progress;
·Consults with other researchers and authorities in the field as
·Assists in planning meetings, conferences, web-based communication
etc.; Maintains confidentiality as required by the project or as
directed by supervisors;
·Assists in designing measures, sampling techniques, and instruments to
measure results; follows protocols for gathering qualitative and/or
quantitative data, coding data or information, constructing data bases
using specified technology, analyzing data, maintaining data security,
and archiving data as needed;
·Keeps accurate, well-organized records;
·Performs the duties of lower level positions as needed; performs other
duties as assigned.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City
University of New York (CUNY), is a public liberal arts college that
enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of
justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York
City, the college offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates
in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University
of New York. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy
Travis, the college has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an
expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new
600,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art research space for
students and faculty and a variety of virtual learning settings.
Intellectual strength in the area of mercury transport, chemistry, and
/or biogeochemistry as evidenced by areas of study, teaching,
publication and/or research background; knowledge of cutting-edge
research in the field;
·Ability to comprehend and act on assignments of varying complexity;
·Ability to handle multiple assignments;
·Ability to work on a team as well as independently;
·Ability to use effectively all research equipment and devices standard
to the field; ability to use and manage web-based technology, as needed.
·Ability to troubleshoot analytical instruments including, but not
limited to, mercury analyzers.
·Ability to perform mechanical and software setup and update of
laboratory instruments and devices.
·Ability to operate in the computer/statistical environment of the
·Ability and experience authoring or co-authoring reports and papers of
substantial complexity; when assigned, ability to organize and
participate in colloquia, symposia, presentations of reports,
demonstrations, performances, etc. consistent with the scope and nature
of the project and the requirements of the sponsor;
·Ability to exercise intellectual leadership in anticipating and
resolving research issues;
·Ability to supervise and mentor high school students, undergraduate,
graduate, and laboratory personnel.
·Ability to communicate effectively with and convey complex concepts,
intricate processes, and sophisticated statistical findings to other
researchers, supervisors, students, sponsors, administrators, and, when
appropriate, the public; ability to listen and respond to the
concerns/ideas of others;
·Knowledge of protocols for safe conduct of research, including but not
limited to the handling of toxic substances, the study of human
subjects, and establishment of safety reporting procedures.
An earned Ph.D. in an appropriate field of study from an accredited
institution; and a record of research, publications, and scholarship in
a related field.
Intellectual strength and experience as evidenced in progressively
responsible research experience, publications in the field, and/or other
accomplishments (e.g. significant participation in important inventions,
artistic endeavors, etc.).
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.The salary
range was recently increased to $50,000 – 55,000.
RFCUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible
dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also
offered a pension.
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing their
interest and experience relevant to the position, curriculum vitae, and
the names of three references to:
Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.
c/o Patricia Samperi
John Jay College, CUNY
524 West 59^th Street
New York, NY 10019
psamperi at jjay.cuny.edu <mailto:psamperi at jjay.cuny.edu>
June 21, 2015
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively
encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to
apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek
excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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