The postdoc will have primary responsibility for two research projects examining toxic impacts from pesticides. The project with Dr. Stark is focused on impacts of insecticides to aquatic invertebrate communities. The candidate will set up and oversee mesocosm experiments with wild-collected aquatic invertebrates. Community counts will be conducted during and at the termination of the experiment. The project with Dr. McIntyre is focused on potential impacts of rodenticides on salmon. The candidate will help design experiments and will be in charge of setting up and conducting the experiments. Following each project, the candidate will have primary responsibility for data analysis and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Additional duties will include advising and assisting graduate students with projects related to water quality impacts on aquatic organisms. Much of this research is focused on impacts from stormwater runoff and involves testing green stormwater infrastructure treatment systems.
Ph.D. in aquatic or environmental science, or a related field
Research experience working with aquatic animals (fish and/or invertebrates)
Training in aquatic toxicology, including acute and/or sublethal toxicity testing, familiarity with pesticides, experience with mesocosms using aquatic invertebrates
Area/College: College of Agricultural , Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Department Name: Washington Stormwater Center City, State, Zip: Puyallup, WA 98371 Department Link: https://www.wastormwatercenter.org Monthly Salary:Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience FTE: 100% Tenure Track: No Permanent/Temporary: Temporary Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on April 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: April 12, 2021
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Required Documents: CV and Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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