[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow in Mercury, Chemistry/Transport, City University of New York

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
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






1+ year

General Description


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.

Core Competencies


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 
research project

·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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