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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123398
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: SPHL-Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health within the University of Maryland, School of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual for the grants and contracts funded post of Postdoctoral Fellow. This individual will join the Exposome Small Molecule Core Facility and be funded through A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food and Health (CONSERVE).

The successful candidate will work within our newly funded Center of Excellence, CONSERVE, in the laboratory of Dr. Amir Sapkota. S/he will play a central role in the development of analytical methods, QA/QC process, as well as analysis of environmental and biological samples using Mass Spectrometry based methods. In addition, there will be an ample opportunity to collaborate with faculties from the School of Public Health and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to hone their leadership and grant-writing skills by developing and directing pilot studies leveraging off of the work of CONSERVE and using the data generated in this work to develop manuscripts and grant proposals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a PhD in Environmental Health or related field. In addition to the degree, applicants should have at least two years of laboratory experience (at the pre-doctoral level) in an analytical laboratory, demonstrated experience with mass spectrometry, excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written), and enthusiasm for multidisciplinary collaborations.


The ideal candidate will have a combination of analytical and quantitative background with knowledge in exposure assessment, basic statistical analysis and prior experience working with liquid chromatograph tandem mass spectrometers (LC-MS/MS).

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 11/02/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/24/2017
Physical Demands

Office environment. Must have visual acuity and be able to read computer monitors; able to hear and talk to communicate; able to sit at a desk for extended periods.

Some occasional lifting may be required. up to 40 lbs.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  4. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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