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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Lead a NSF funded project examining the use of zooplankton to remove microbial pollutants from natural systems. The research project will include laboratory, field, and modeling research with work being completed at the Northampton Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as Smith's MacLeish Field Station.

Design, test and operate mesocosms. Model development and optimization. Mentor undergraduate researchers. Prepare and disseminate results through publications, presentations, and conference attendance. Assist with grant management. Assist with potential preparation of additional grant proposal.

Education/Experience: PhD in Environmental Engineering or a related field

Skills: Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to work independently. Mentoring experience. Desire to be a member of an accredited engineering program in a liberal arts institution. Experience with culture and molecular based microbiological techniques (preferable).

This is a two-year, grant-funded, limited-term position.

Application review will begin on September 15, 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. While the start date is flexible, the preferred start date is prior to December 1, 2018.

Applicants should be prepared to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and full contact information for three references.

Smith College, located in Northampton, MA is one of the largest women's colleges in the country enrolling over 2,500 undergraduates and was the first women's college to offer an accredited BS in engineering. Details about the Department of Engineering may be found at More information about the Ismail lab can be found at Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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