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  • Opening Date: 2018-12-05
  • Job Opening Id: 516494
  • College/Division: Division of Research
  • Department: ARC Applied Research Center

Job Information

The Applied Research Center is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to join our team of professionals:

Job Summary:

The Post-Doctoral Associate Program is designed to recruit outstanding Ph.D. applicants to assist a line organization in meeting its mission objectives and provide a professional technical work environment for the employee. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within one to five years prior to employment. This assignment is for a one-year period, it is grant funded, and this appointment may be renewed at management’s discretion based on excellent work performance and funding availability. 

Primary Job Duties:

  • Perform research as directed in the areas of environmental remediation and waste management of radionuclides;
  • Safely handle radionuclides and operate analytical equipment to produce quality results as directed;
  • Analyze and summarize data, present at conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory;
  • Participate in the development of proposals for additional funding in relevant research areas;
  • Assist in the development of technical reports, monthly quarterly reports, and year end reports;

Qualifications for Applicant: Applicant should have a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Material Science, or related discipline and publications in highly respected international journals. Applicants should have experience in researching fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface, environmental remediation technologies, and/or process design for hazardous or radioactive waste disposal. Experience working in an analytical chemistry laboratory and handling low levels of radioactivity is preferred. A willingness to work in a multidisciplinary, team environment is required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a pdf with your application.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of your application.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 2, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled.


Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check


How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.



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FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

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