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Postdoctoral Associate

Buffalo, New York ~ February 17, 2021

One postdoctoral researcher position is available to work on a NIH/NIEHS-funded multidisciplinary project related to the nanotechnology-enhanced biodegradation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with Dr. Diana Aga from the Department of Chemistry, and Drs. Nirupam Aich and Ian Bradley from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
Excellent opportunities will be provided to advance the candidate’s academic career by learning to:
  • Synthesize and characterize catalytic nanohybrid materials;
  • Employ various molecular biology techniques for identifying and isolating microbes capable of PFAS biodegradation;
  • Use advanced mass spectrometry and other analytical techniques to elucidate PFAS degradation mechanisms;
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate research students;
  • Write project reports and peer-reviewed scientific publications;
  • Present results at scientific conferences and stakeholder meetings.
This position will have an initial appointment period of one-year with possibility to extend for an additional year, depending on funding availability and performance of the candidate.
*Outstanding Benefits Package*
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*About UB*
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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