An opening for a postdoctoral research associate at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The candidate will work on a newly funded NIH project aimed at studying the environmental exposure to organic flame retardants, polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and other persistent environmental contaminants in senior care facilities in Indiana. The post-doc will be responsible for laboratory work, including applying liquid chromatographic and gas chromatographic mass spectrometry for the analysis of environmental and biological samples, statistical and geographic data analyses, and manuscript writing. Other responsibilities may include assistance with general laboratory operations and student or staff supervision.
The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in environmental or analytical chemistry, environmental health and toxicology, or any other field related to environmental science and/or health. The successful candidate should have demonstrated an ability to work independently and in a large research group. Organizational proficiency and strong oral and written communication skills (in English) are essential. Experience in organic extraction and chemical analyses using mass spectrometry and in the analysis of flame retardant chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants are desired.
This position is open immediately. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The initial appointment at Indiana University will be for up to two years, with a possibility for extension subject to availability of continued funding and adequate performance. The starting date is flexible.
Interested applicants should e-mail their CV, a 1-2 page cover letter indicating research experience, interests and goals, name and contact information for two references, and 2 first-authored sample work to Amina Salamova at .