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PhD position in outdoor and indoor air quality

University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, New York
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Atmospheric Sciences, Geochemistry, Interdisciplinary/Other
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Job Description: The Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (ESE) in the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany, the State University of New York is seeking a motivated Ph.D. student to work in Dr. Aynul Bari’s air quality lab starting from Fall 2024. The prospective student will have the opportunity to work in the EPA’s enhanced air quality monitoring project for underserved communities. Specifically, the student will be involved in low-cost air quality sensor data analysis, indoor and outdoor sample collection and lab analysis for hazardous air pollutants or air toxics, and source apportionment modeling.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related discipline, from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Preference will be given to students with research experience in air quality sampling, chemical analysis, and source apportionment modeling as well as have working knowledge in Python and/or R. Experience with LC-MS-MS, IC, and GC-MS is preferred.


How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application that includes: (1) a cover letter describing research experience and qualifications related to this position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) contacts of two academic references to Dr. Aynul Bari ( Review of applications will continue until a candidate is identified.


State University of New York at Albany, founded in 1844, is an internationally recognized public research university, currently enrolls 16,879 students with 12,184 undergraduates and 4,695 graduates on a campus named one of the most beautiful public college campuses in America in 2016 by Thrillist. It is located in New York State's capital and is a diverse community that includes students and faculty from all over the world, representing 100 nationalities and a wide array of cultures and religions. Albany rises above the Hudson River in beautiful upstate New York, in close proximity to the Berkshires, Catskills, and the Adirondack Mountains, and is convenient to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.


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