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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Chris Field

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Field, Chris
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Woods Institute
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
The appointment will be for one year, with a second year pending satisfactory performance.
Appointment Start Date: 
Q2 or once position is filled
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Send Application materials to  Heather Bolei at Please use Chemicals in the subject line. For full consideration, please submit all materials by  March 15, 2022

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is pleased to announce a post-doctoral position on any aspect of anthropogenic chemicals in the environment.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of institute-based projects related to food, water, health, oceans, climate, conservation, and ecosystem services.  The goal is research that will expand the sophistication and ambition of existing projects through adding new dimensions related to sources, impacts, processing, or mitigating chemical contaminants.  With a base in the institute as opposed to a particular lab, the position will encourage research that augments projects, builds links across programs, or moves the institute in new directions.  We are especially interested in individuals who take a systems-level approach, integrating across the full range of relevant drivers and responders.  Scholars who use field, laboratory, or data analytic approaches are welcome to apply.  The fellow’s primary supervisor will be determined based on shared interests, but the goal is to build on and strengthen ongoing work in two or more labs of faculty associated with the institute.

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is a research unit that encourages interdisciplinary and solutions-oriented approaches to important environmental problems.  More than 150 Stanford faculty members, representing all seven of Stanford’s schools, are affiliates.  The institute pursues its objectives through seed funding, hosting interdisciplinary centers, organizing convenings, and leadership training.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The successful applicant should have a PhD in some aspect of environmental science or chemistry
  • A demonstrated interest in systems-level approaches to understanding or addressing particular examples of contamination
Required Application Materials: 
  • A letter of application
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.