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[Met-jobs] Post-doc position in Atmospheric & Analytical Chemistry

From Kirsti Ashworth <>
Date Thu, 1 May 2014 17:12:53 +0100

Post-doc position in Atmospheric & Analytical Chemistry at U Michigan, Ann Arbor
A postdoctoral research position is available at the University of 
Michigan in the research group of Prof. Kerri Pratt in the Department of 
Chemistry and Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences.  Our 
research interests focus on the chemical interactions of atmospheric 
trace gases, particles, clouds, and precipitation with the cryosphere 
and biosphere to understand processes associated with air quality and 
climate change.

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in several, 
interdisciplinary research projects, primarily focused on atmospheric 
chemistry in the Arctic and northern Michigan through field-based 
measurements.  In particular, the position will include assisting in the 
construction of a single-particle mass spectrometer and use of a 
chemical ionization mass spectrometer. While in the Pratt lab, the 
successful candidate will also have opportunities to be exposed to ion 
chromatography, additional mass spectrometry methods, one-dimensional 
atmospheric modeling, and electron microscopy.

The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in chemistry, 
chemical engineering, atmospheric science, environmental science, or a 
related area.  The successful candidate should have prior experience 
with mass spectrometry and/or instrument development and data analysis 
programs (Igor and/or Matlab preferred).  Familiarity with LabView and 
experience conducting field measurements is preferred, as well as 
interest in mentoring undergraduate and young graduate students.  The 
successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with 
several environmental chemistry groups across the University of Michigan 
(e.g., Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of 
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences).  The position is expected to 
be for two years; initial appointment will be for one year, with likely 
renewal, pending demonstrated progress.  Preferred start date is in 
summer or early fall 2014.

To apply, please send a cover letter (describing your research 
experience and interests, as well as anticipated date of availability), 
CV, and names/contact information for 3 references to Prof. Kerri Pratt, 
email: prattka at

Additional Pratt lab information can be found at:

Kerri A. Pratt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Faculty Associate, Program in the Environment
University of Michigan
930 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
tel: (734) 763-2871

Dr Kirsti Ashworth

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions Group
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Research (AOSS)
University of Michigan
Tel: +1-734-647-2508

Chair of iLEAPS 2014 ECSW Organising Committee
"Terrestrial ecosystems, atmosphere and people in the Earth system"

Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere Gordon Research Conference 2014
"Interactions in a changing world"

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