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PostDoc Position in Arctic Chemistry
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
University of Michigan
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

An open postdoctoral position in the area of Arctic ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interactions is available in the Pratt Lab in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan ( The project focuses on the chemical analysis and interpretation of atmospheric particle, cloud, and snow samples, collected during the 2022 CHACHA (CHemistry in the Arctic: Clouds, Halogens, and Aerosols) airborne field campaign based out of Utqia?vik, Alaska. The candidate should have experience using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and chromatography. The project includes analytical method development and collaboration with other research groups and institutions. There will be opportunities for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD (by appointment start date) in Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Atmospheric Science, or a related science or engineering field. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are necessary.

The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on funding and performance.

Please email your CV, cover letter (describing your research experience, interests, career goals, and fit for the position), representative publications, and contact information for 3 references to Prof. Kerri Pratt, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Forbes named Ann Arbor, Michigan the #2 best college town in the US. Ann Arbor is 30 min from the Detroit International Airport, a Delta Airlines hub with non-stop flights to many domestic and international locations. Ann Arbor is ~4.5 h by train or car from Chicago, ~1 h by train or car from downtown Detroit, and ~4.5 h by car from Toronto. According to US News & World Report, the University of Michigan is the #3 public school, #14 Chemistry graduate program (#5 analytical chemistry), and #6 Earth Science graduate program in the US.

The University of Michigan, as a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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