Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Chemistry

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

Job posting number: #7080828

Posted: July 6, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


A Postdoctoral research associate position in Environmental Chemistry is available in the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences. This is a grant-funded position with 2 years of support and the potential for additional time contingent upon additional grant funding. This successful candidate will conduct research for a project recently funded by the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust ( to study the presence and interactions of mercury (Hg) and plastic debris in water, sediment and fisheries within the Lavaca/Matagorda and San Antonio Bay systems in coastal Texas.


Project management/coordination/development

Coordination and lead field research conducted in the Lavaca/Matagorda and San Antonio Bay systems under the guidance of Dr. Conkle.

Preparation, processing and analysis of samples collected

Data analysis, manuscript writing and publication of peer-reviewed research

Development of grant writing skills under the guidance of Dr. Conkle

Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

Stakeholder engagement

Assisting with other microplastic and organic contaminant research within our lab

Perform other duties as assigned.


Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Environmental or Analytical Focus), Ecotoxicology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Oceanography/Marine Science or related field by the position start date.

Experience planning and carrying out field work.

Research on contaminants in terrestrial and aquatic systems.

Knowledge of coastal and estuarine systems.

Contaminant analysis with analytical instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research experience with plastic debris, microplastics or other similar materials.

Experience with the following analytical instrumentation:


FTIR microscopy w/ATR



LC-Orbitrap fusion

Experience driving and trailering boats as well as pulling boats on a trailer.

Experience planning and carrying out field work in remote locations.


Review of applications will begin May 14th, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate has been hired. For questions, contact Dr. Jeremy L. Conkle at Additional information about Dr. Conkle’s Coastal Health & Water Quality lab, including ongoing research, facilities and instrumentation can be found on his website:

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following documents:

a. A cover letter highlighting your background and research interests in no more than 2 pages.

b. CV

c. Contact information for 3 references.

The expected hire date for this position is between June 15th, 2021 and August 1st, 2021.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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