Opportunities

Research position studying arsenic mobilization from lake sediments

Starting summer 2015, the hydro-biogeochemistry group at the University of Washington in Seattle has an opening for a researcher to work on project investigating the processes and mechanisms responsible for mobilizing arsenic from lake sediments into lake surface water within unstratified and seasonally stratified urban lakes located in the Puget Sound Region. The project goal is to connect mechanistic understanding of arsenic biogeochemistry in urban lakes with assessments of arsenic eco-toxicity. The hired researcher will be responsible for conducting field investigations as well as laboratory experiments. Experience with limnological methods is highly desirable. The hired person will have the opportunity to interface with faculty from both the UW Seattle and Tacoma campuses and to mentor multiple undergraduate researchers. It is anticipated the position will last for 2.5 to 3 years.

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann (rbneum@uw.edu) with a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and the names of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.



Interested in hydro-biogeochemistry?

If you are interested in working in the hydro-biogeochemistry group, please contact me by email: rbneum@uw.edu. Please include a brief statement of your interests, background, and objectives, as well as a copy of your current CV.

I strongly encourage interested candidates to apply for externally funded fellowships to support their research. Some possible sources of external support are:

Graduate Students

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) Fellowship
National Science Foundation Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES)
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship