The Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department is searching for Postdoctoral Investigators to join their team. These are regular full-time positions and are eligible for benefits. Each position is limited to 12 months with the potential for additional time. There are 2 available positions.
Study the short and long-term fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the marine environment. Candidates should have a strong background in physical chemical properties of organic chemicals, analytical chemistry of hydrocarbons, especially advanced chromatographic techniques, and ability to work on a collaborative basis.
Search the Gulf Coast beaches for remnants of Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Strong communication and writing skills are required.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to lifting up to 50 lbs independently above the shoulder, shoulder to knee, and knee to floor. Carrying under 50 lbs independently. Visual abilities include depth perception, ability to see peripherally, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing abilities include ability to communicate within a lab group. Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing walking, must have the ability to ambulate on sand/beach terrain, manual dexterity/mobility, occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Physical duties are subject to change.
Sea Duty conditions and physical attributions: May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
Ph.D in related field.
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