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Job Posting: Postdoc at Virginia Tech “Microbial Biodiversity in Trans-Atlantic Dust Plumes”


Thanks to Linsey Marr for passing this along.  Job description below:

Postdoctoral Associate Position

Microbial Biodiversity in Trans-Atlantic Dust Plumes

Position Description: We invite applications for a three-year NASA funded postdoctoral
research position in a multi-institutional and highly interdisciplinary research project. The project
goal is to integrate multiplatform satellite and ground observations, as well as multiscale
reanalysis and atmospheric simulation data with microbiological tools to bridge dust aerosols
transport and microbial biodiversity in the atmosphere. This position will be within the Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), while it offers the
opportunity to work closely with scientists at the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and
Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech, as well as the United States Geological
Survey and the University of La Laguna, the Canary Islands, Spain. For this Postdoctoral
Associate position, we seek highly motivated applicants with skills and background in aerosol
remote sensing and modeling relevant to long-range transport of dust, and interest in working
across disciplines to bridge aerosol remote sensing and aerobiology.

Desired Qualifications: An earned doctorate degree in a relevant discipline, a track record of
publications in the field of (dust) aerosol remote sensing and modeling, strong communication
skills, and a demonstrated ability to work productively in a fast-paced, collaborative, and
multidisciplinary environment.

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.

Review Date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. For full
consideration, the application must be received by September 21, 2020. Our goal is to fill this
position by October 15, 2020.

How to Apply: Please send one PDF file including 1) a letter of application describing your
background and interest, 2) a current CV, and 3) the name and contact information of three
references to Hosein Foroutan (hosein@vt.edu).

More information: For all the Inquiries please contact Hosein Foroutan, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, email: hosein@vt.edu, phone: (540) 232-8400,

website: https://www.airflows.cee.vt.edu



David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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