Research Assistant Professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Title: Environmental Chemist Research Assistant Professor

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Institute for a Sustainable Environment/Center for Air and Aquatic Resources Engineering and Science

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Jean S. Newell Distinguished Professor of Engineering / Co-Director of CAARES

Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0

Position Summary: The Center for Air and Aquatic Resources Engineering and Science is seeking two Research Assistant Professors in Environmental Chemistry (Environmental Chemists). Both positions will investigate the occurrence, treatment and fate of PFAS in environmental and industry related samples. The successful candidate is expected to work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with other members of the group, as well as effectively interface with external partners. The positions are for one year with continuation possible pending funding. Both are available immediately.

General Purpose: Fundamental and applied research that supports the goals and fulfills the requirements of several projects examining PFAS presence and treatment.

Remote Work Days- This is a full time on Campus position with zero remote workdays.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Analyze water and soil to determine PFAS concentrations using targeted accredited and non-accredited methods.

  • Analyze water and soil to determine PFAS concentrations using non-targeted methods.

  • Evaluate treatment methods to remove PFAS from soil and water.

  • Evaluate and analyze analytical and experimental data.

  • Draft sponsor required reports on research and contracted goals.

  • Present results in meetings and conferences.

  • Draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.

  • Assist PI to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the research lab.

Health & Safety: All staff have a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of
themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions.
All staff are therefore required to adhere to the University's Health, Safety, and
Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level
of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications
required of personnel so classified.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to analyze for PFAS using targeted and non-targeted methods.

  • Familiar with accredited PFAS analytical methods.

  • Familiar with PFAS treatment methods for soil and water.

  • Ability to initiate tasks and work independently.

  • Ability to engage in collaborative team work.

  • Ability to safely handle chemicals and flammable compressed gasses.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Strong writing and editorial skills: ability to independently handle the preparation of sponsor reports and research manuscripts

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Environmental Engineering or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Environmental Engineering or related fields. Strong publication record.

Minimal Experience:

  • One-year experience using PFAS analytical methods;

  • Hands on experience with PFAS treatment methods.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.

The employee is expected to adhere to University policies.

Special Instructions to Applicants: An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

  • All employees are required to be full vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment

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