[ES_JOBS_NET] Polar Science/Mass Spec Post-doc Position

Kerri Pratt prattka at umich.edu
Fri Feb 16 12:34:08 MST 2018

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the research group of Prof.
Kerri Pratt (http://prattlab.blogspot.com;
http://prattlab.chem.lsa.umich.edu/) in the Departments of Chemistry and
Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. The Pratt Lab
uses aircraft aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry, chemical ionization
mass spectrometry, ambient ion monitor-ion chromatography, and numerical
modeling to study atmospheric chemistry, with a focus on aerosol, trace
gas, and snowpack chemistry in the Polar Regions and wintertime

The open position is associated with a Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to
Prof. Pratt. The post-doc position is expected to include field
deployments, likely to the Arctic and/or Antarctic. Postdoc
responsibilities will include participating in and leading field
deployments of the aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometer, analyzing and
interpreting field measurement data, mentoring graduate and undergraduate
students, and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication. There
may be opportunities to participate in chemical education efforts.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD (by appointment start date) in
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related science or engineering field,
with a prior research focus on Atmospheric Chemistry. Experience in the
following areas is required: fieldwork, analyzing atmospheric field data,
studying aerosols, and operating and troubleshooting a field-deployable
mass spectrometer (Aerodyne, single-particle, or other). The candidate must
be willing and able to deploy for one or more 1-3 month periods for
fieldwork. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to
work as part of a team are necessary. Experience using MATLAB and LabVIEW
is preferred.

The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on funding and

Please email a CV, cover letter (describing your research experience,
interests, career goals, and fit for the position), representative
publications, and contact information for 3 references to Prof. Kerri
Pratt, email: prattka at umich.edu. Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Forbes named Ann Arbor, MI the best college town in the US. Ann Arbor is 30
min from the Detroit International Airport, a Delta Airlines hub with
non-stop flights to many domestic and international locations. Ann Arbor is
~4 h by train or car from Chicago, ~1 h by train or car from downtown
Detroit, and ~5 h by car from Toronto. According to US News & World Report,
the University of Michigan is the #4 public school, #15 chemistry graduate
school (#7 analytical chemistry), and #8 Earth science graduate school in
the US.

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding
nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is
committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital
status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment,
educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Kerri A. Pratt, Ph.D.

Seyhan N. Ege Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Faculty Associate, Program in the Environment

University of Michigan

930 N University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Tel: (734) 763-2871


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