[ES_JOBS_NET] FW: Post-doc opening in FT-IR and functional groups at UCDavis

Nicole Hyslop nmhyslop at ucdavis.edu
Tue Apr 12 15:11:34 MDT 2016

Sent: Monday, March 07, 2016 11:33 AM
Subject: FW: Post-doc opening in FT-IR and functional groups at UCDavis

Dear Colleagues,

I have a post-doctoral scholar position available in my laboratory for a project using FT-IR to measure functional groups in atmospheric aerosols.  Please forward to your students and post-docs and others who may be interested in the position.

Post-doctoral Scholar Position
Functional group analysis of atmospheric particulate matter using FT-IR
University of California, Davis

A postdoctoral position is available to use Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy to quantify organic functional groups in urban and rural aerosols from the SouthEastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) Network (http://www.atmospheric-research.com/studies/SEARCH/index.html).  The overall goal of SEARCH is to obtain comprehensive air pollution measurements to study particulate matter composition and health.  The post-doctoral scholar will produce laboratory standards for multiple organic functional groups, develop partial least squares calibrations, and apply the results to FT-IR spectra of ambient samples to quantify functional groups and estimate organic matter to organic carbon (OM/OC) and oxygen to carbon (O/C) ratios.  The goal of the work is to evaluate seasonal, urban/rural and in-land/coastal variability and long-term trends in aerosol organic composition.  This extends previous work by our group  quantifying organic functional groups in one year of ambient aerosol samples in the IMPROVE network (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, Atmospheric Environment, 86, 47-57, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.12.034).  The initial appointment is for one year with additional years contingent upon mutual agreement.  The position includes health insurance and other benefits.

Applicants must have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, or a related field.  Applicants with skills in FT-IR, analytical chemistry, multivariate analysis techniques, R/Matlab coding and/or atmospheric aerosol organic chemistry are preferred.  Interested individuals should send a single pdf file containing a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, date of availability, contact information of three references, and up to three published papers 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.

Thank you,

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

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