Assistant Agricultural Scientist II position in Environmental Chemistry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) anticipates filling a full-time Assistant Agricultural Scientist II position in Environmental Chemistry. The individual will have a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Analytical Chemistry. Consistent with the CAES mission statement (www.ct.gov/caes/), the individual is expected to establish an innovative, fundable, and internationally-recognized research program focusing on solving environmental pollution problems of concern to the residents of Connecticut, the region, and the nation. The research could be directed toward understanding fundamental principles or developing practical solutions. Topics of special, but not exclusive, interest include: perfluoroalkyl substances in soil, sediment, drinking water, and landfill and sewage wastes; uranium and arsenic in groundwater; urban sources of pollution, such as runoff, microplastics, engineered nanomaterials, and brownfield sites; and issues related to climate change, such as nitrous oxide emissions from fertilized lands, and biofuels from algae. Preference will be given to candidates who will incorporate proteomics or metabolomics or other applications of high-resolution mass spectrometric techniques into their research. The expertise on proteomics and metabolomics will have the added benefit of significantly augmenting other research programs at CAES. The individual will be expected to seek extramural funding from competitive grants programs, publish in quality peer-reviewed journals, and present their results to the public and in scientific forums.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Soil Science or a closely related discipline. The ideal applicant will have experience in HRMS; show evidence of success in scholarly research addressing environmental chemistry through publications, presentations, and grant writing; possess excellent communication and organizational skills; is oriented toward collaborative research; and has a compelling research direction.  The starting salary is $76,328/yr with medical and dental benefits. 

Interested candidates should submit by October 22, 2018: 1) resume/c.v., 2) cover letter summarizing qualifications, 3) summary of intended future research goals/plans (limit 3 pages); 4) graduate transcripts, and 5) names and full contact information for at least 2 references, to Joseph J. Pignatello, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06504; tel. 203-974-8518, Joseph.Pignatello@ct.gov. 

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Location: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT, USA