[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral research position in surface-atmosphere interactions, Penn State University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jul 7 19:04:29 MDT 2013

Research position in surface-atmosphere interactions

One  postdoctoral  research  position  is  available  in  the 
Department  of  Meteorology  at  the
Pennsylvania  State  University.  Research  broadly  relates  to the  
topic  of  surface-atmosphere
interactions.  Examples  of  research  activities  include atmospheric  
boundary  layer
thermodynamics,  chemical  processing  of  biogenic  hydrocarbons in  
and  above  forest  canopies,
gas-to-particle conversion processes, pollutant transport and 
deposition, influence of phytogenic-based
aerosols  on  cloud  formation  processes,  and  impacts  of increasing  
urbanization  on
ecohydrological  processes.  Field,  numerical,  and  theoretical 
studies  are  undertaken  to  address
the research activities. Excellent laboratory, computing resources, and 
field facilities are available
to carry out the research. The candidate is expected to interact with an 
interdisciplinary team of
scientists involving meteorologists, climate scientists, atmospheric 
chemists,  turbulence  experts,
and numerical modelers.

The  incumbent  needs  to  have  a  PhD  degree  in  atmospheric 
sciences,  fluid  mechanics,
ecohydrology,  atmospheric  chemistry,  applied  mathematics,  or a  
closely  related  field.  Research
experience  in  field  studies  involving  flux  towers,  tethered 
balloons,  and  upper  air  soundings  is
highly desirable. Also, experience in developing and/or running 
numerical models (e.g., Weather,
Research & Forecasting (WRF), Large Eddy Simulation (LES)) designed to 
investigate boundary
layer and cloud formation processes is preferable. Excellent oral and 
written communication skills
are  important  because  the  incumbent  will  contribute  to 
peer-reviewed  publications,  research
proposal development, and presentation of results at national and 
international conferences. The
salary  will  be  competitive  and  commensurate  with  relevant 
experience.  Interested  candidates
need  to  electronically  submit  an  application  including:  (1) a  
statement  describing  qualifications,
(2)  curriculum  vitae,  and  (3)  names  and  contact  information for  
three  references.  For  additional
information,  please  write  to  Jose  D  Fuentes  (E-mail: 
jdfuentes at psu.edu)  or  Marcelo  Chamecki
(E-mail: chamecki at psu.edu). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for 
one year from date of
hire  with  excellent  possibility  of  renewal.  The  incumbent will  
start  the  appointment  on  1
September 2013.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, 
equal opportunity, and the
diversity of its workforce.
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