San Diego State University Hiring Postdoctoral Scholar

Post-Doctoral Position in Environmental Health 

Dr. Eunha Hoh’s environmental health research group in the School of Public Health at San  Diego State University, California, is seeking one post-doctoral research associate for a two-year appointment, with a possible extension. The appointment will start June 1, 2021 (the start date  is flexible). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the search will be open until a candidate is found. 

Our group addresses public health research questions through molecular-level analyses of  chemical contaminants and biomarkers. We work across a variety of public and environmental  health related fields, including microplastic pollution, environmental tobacco product waste,  pollution in the US-Mexico border region, pesticide contamination, bioaccumulative  contaminants in marine wildlife, evaluation of wastewater treatment systems, and thirdhand  tobacco smoke pollution. For more information, please see We will work  with the candidate to select projects that are funded and within their interests.  These projects require advanced analytical method development, primarily using targeted and  non-targeted mass spectrometry. The laboratory is equipped with LC/MS/MS, LC-Q/TOF,  GC×GC-TOF, and GC/MS instrumentation.  

The successful candidate will prepare and analyze biological and environmental samples,  process mass spectrometry data files, help supervise students, write manuscripts, and present  their research findings at national/international meetings. 

Required qualifications 

  • Graduation within the last three years with a Ph.D. degree from a recognized institution
  • Specialization in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, public health, or a related field.
  • Research experience in sample collection and contaminant and/or biomarker analysis by mass spectrometry. This includes the design and implementation of complete research projects.
  • Specific experience developing new sample preparation methods and/or LC or GC based mass  spectrometry methods.  
  • Operation and maintenance of mass spectrometry instrumentation. 
  • Working within a team of researchers and with external collaborators. 
  • Authorship of scientific manuscripts published in the peer-reviewed literature.  

The email or cover letter should explain how your qualifications meet the above requirements. Please attach your CV and include the names and contact information for two references.  Reference letters are not required. 

To apply or for more information, contact Dr. Eunha Hoh at with the subject  line “Postdoctoral application.”


Author: ACS Sacramento Section

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