|Postdoctoral Research Associate I|
|Department Website Link||https://environmentalscience.cals.arizona.edu/|
|Address||Tucson, AZ USA|
|Position Highlights||Postdoctoral Scientist Position: The Role of Soils in the Spread of Valley Fever
We are seeking a motivated and energetic postdoctoral scientist to join an interdisciplinary research team on a project designed to better understand the role of soil composition and seasonal soil dynamics in the spread of fungal spores of Coccidioides posadasii - the infectious agent of Valley Fever. The research team comprises soil scientists, atmospheric scientists, microbiologists, and medical disease specialists from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University. This collaborative team will be combining soils investigations with atmospheric particulate matter sampling, detection of Coccidioides spores in air sampled at positive soil locations, genome analysis from environmental and clinical samples, and geospatial modeling/visualization of diverse Valley Fever data. The goal is to better resolve "hot spots" and "hot moments" of Valley Fever disease spread in Arizona landscapes.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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|Duties & Responsibilities||
The postdoctoral scientist will hold primary responsibility for identifying soil characteristics most frequently associated with high prevalence of Cocci spores and determining the soil and ambient atmospheric conditions that promote the aerosolized suspension and off-site transport of Cocci spores from those locations. We seek to answer the question: What physico-chemical soil characteristics and conditions promote Cocci spore release? The data generated will inform a geospatial risk model.
This will involve:
|Full Time/Part Time||Full Time|
|Number of Hours Worked per Week||40|
|Benefits Eligible||Yes - Full Benefits|
|Rate of Pay||DOE based on NIH postdoctoral stipends $53,760+|
|Compensation Type||salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)|
|Type of criminal background check required:||Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)|
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Target Hire Date||7/4/2022|
|Expected End Date|
|Contact Information for Candidates||Dr. Jon Chorover (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Documents Needed to Apply||Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document|
|Special Instructions to Applicant||Applicants should upload (1) cover letter describing interests and background, (2) up-to-date curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Reviews of applications begin 5/30/2022.|
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