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RAP opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     NOAA

Development of Chemical Tracer Methods and the Environmental Impacts of Storm Water Contaminants


National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

opportunity location
26.03.39.B7416 Seattle, WA 98115


name email phone
Irvin Rudolph Schultz 360-461-3746


The Environmental Chemistry Program (ECP) at the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle WA develops and employs advanced analytical methods for determining trace levels of legacy and emerging contaminants of concern in diverse marine and freshwater species. The ECP collaborates with local, regional, and national govermental agencies to better understand the adverse health effects of anthropogenic contaminants on aquatic organisms, including species listed as threatened or endangered under the US Endangered Species Act or protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  Acquisition of this information is important for the development of strategic management plans for marine resources. 

This research oppurtunity is focused on stormwater contaminants and especially the tire rubber additive 6PPD and its toxicologically active product 6PPD-quinone. The project will incorporate both in vivo and in vitro methods to advance our understanding of the toxicokinetics of these compounds in sensitive species and the role of biotransformation in regulating internal dosimetry. Prospective applicants should have a solid backgrond using LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS for bioanlytical analysis and an interest in exposure assessments of environmental contaminants 



key words
Marine mammals and fish; Endangered species; Chemical tracers; Contaminants of emerging concern; Storm water; Toxicology; Exposure assessments;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$71,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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