[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-Doctoral Position on Chemical Transport Modeling of Arctic Air Pollution, LATMOS, University Pierre and Marie Curie

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Jul 8 13:55:28 MDT 2013

*_Post-Doctoral Position on Chemical Transport Modeling of Arctic Air 

The LATMOS (http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr) laboratory, located at the 
University Pierre and Marie Curie in the center of Paris (Jussieu 
campus), invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher funded by 
the European Union to start in fall 2013.

The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of the European Union 
funded ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society, 
http://www.access-eu.org) project, with a focus on understanding Arctic 
atmospheric composition and anthropogenic impacts in the region. The 
overarching goals of ACCESS are to evaluate climate impacts in the 
Arctic on marine transportation, fisheries, marine mammals, and the 
extraction of hydrocarbons over the next 20 years, with particular 
attention on environmental sensitivities and sustainability. Work at 
LATMOS focuses on quantification of the impact of local emissions 
(shipping, resource extraction) and transport of remote mid-latitude 
pollution on present-day and future air composition in the Arctic. The 
LATMOS team participated in an aircraft campaign (conducted in 
cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in summer 2012) to 
study local Arctic emissions and plume dispersion from shipping and 
oil/gas extraction activities. The post-doctoral researcher will use a 
chemical-aerosol transport model (WRF-Chem), run at regional to 
hemispheric scales, to analyze campaign data and examine the impact of 
anthropogenic emissions on ozone and aerosols in the Arctic.

The position is open for 12 months initially with the possibility of an 
extension until the end of the ACCESS project and/or as part of a 
recently accepted EU project, ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate and Economics in the 
Arctic). ICE-ARC aims to improve our understanding about the 
disappearance of summer Arctic sea-ice and its climate, economic and 
social impacts. The LATMOS contribution includes data analysis and 
modeling of new aerosol observations that will be collected in the 
Arctic Ocean as well as the study of feedbacks involving atmospheric 

Qualifications and requirements for the position:

- PhD in atmospheric sciences, atmospheric chemistry, or a similar field

- Experience in atmospheric chemistry modeling / analysis of atmospheric 
observations / pollutant emissions

- Programming skills in Unix/Linux, Fortran, and scientific 
visualization programs (Matlab, IDL, and/or NCL)

- Good English language and writing skills

- Willingness to work in an international framework, and to attend 
project/international meetings

Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue 
until the position is filled. To apply, please send a detailed CV 
(including a list of publications), a letter of motivation in English, 
and the email addresses of two academic referees to Kathy 
Law:kathy.law at latmos.ipsl.fr <mailto:kathy.law at latmos.ipsl.fr> and 
Claire Granier:claire.granier at latmos.ipsl.fr 
<mailto:claire.granier at latmos.ipsl.fr>
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