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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

Employer Name: Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist focusing on the investigation of microplastics and nanoplastics (MNPs) in various environments and their impast on ecosystem and human health. This Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work collaboratively with researchers from LDEO and the Columbia Chemistry department. Duties will include: Measuring nanoplastics in environmental and biological samples, including snow and soil, and air samples collected from extreme environments. Conducting research on the impacts of nanoplastics on the ecosystem and human beings. Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Earth Science, or closely related field. Prior work with microplastics and nanoplastics is desirable. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, independent judgement, and demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high-quality research are required. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Beizhan Yan (yanbz@ldeo.columbia.edu) to discuss the position before applying. Initial appointment will be for (2) years with continuation dependent on funding and research progress. The tentative start date is August 1, 2024, with some flexibility. The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. Columbia University benefits accompany this Officer of Research appointment. We accept online applications only. The Lamont campus values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Pay Transparency Disclosure The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.