Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri Columbia has a postdoctoral position available immediately for one year, with possible extension up to three years based on performance. Application for the position is invited until the position is filled. The postdoctoral researcher will study how sediment (suspended and deposited) relevant to the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure could impact freshwater mussels, especially those endangered or threatened species, and what mitigation approaches can be developed and adapted to minimize such impacts. This project is in collaboration with US Geological Survey (USGS) Columbia Environmental Research Center and Missouri State University. This project will require a transdisciplinary approach to characterize sediment processes and how these processes influence or interfere with physiology of freshwater mussels. Therefore, candidates who can communicate with and across multiple disciplines is highly desirable.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering science, ecology, aquatic biology, fisheries or related fields. Experience working with freshwater mussels and data analysis as well as experience in sediment geomorphology/soil science is a plus. Applicants should send an application letter, CV, reprints of the most important publications, and list of three references in a single pdf file to Professor Baolin Deng, preferably via email (DengB@missouri.edu), in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-2200. Application can also be submitted at the site: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/2083123/fellow-post doctoral-environmental-engineering/