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Postdoctoral/Visiting Scientist Position: Aquatic Environmental Chemist/Toxicologist

Graduate & Postdoc
Expiration Date: 

A Visiting Scientist/Postdoctoral Position is available to a highly qualified individual trained in aquatic environmental chemistry/toxicology and has experience with qPCR analysis. This postdoctoral position will be housed at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) of Grand Valley State University.  The selected candidate will work with faculty at AWRI on projects that focus on watersheds and water bodies local to the region, as well as be responsible for teaching one course (to be determined) per year. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, toxicology, or related field. Must have a record of peer-reviewed publications; a desire to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment; and be capable of working independently when necessary.  Experience working in, and running, environmental chemistry labs, and experience with qPCR analysis, is critical. We are especially interested in applicants with experience in applying their chemistry and/or toxicology skills to one or more of the following: molecular source tracking, harmful algal blooms, invasive species, microplastics, and climate change, but expertise in other areas will be considered. 

The initial appointment is for one year with benefits and a competitive salary. Continued funding is available for an additional year contingent upon satisfactory progress. Support is provided for travel and supplies.  The position is available starting immediately; consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Individuals from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

AWRI is located in Muskegon, Michigan, on the shoreline of Muskegon Lake, which connects to Lake Michigan.  More information on AWRI can be obtained at our website:

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Please email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to: 

Alan D. Steinman, Ph.D. 
Allen and Helen Hunting Director
Annis Water Resources Institute 
Grand Valley State University 
740 West Shoreline Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441 
Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.