[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES/CSD Research Associate: Black Carbon, Boulder, CO
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Thu Aug 21 12:52:03 MDT 2014
Posting Title CIRES/CSD Research Associate: Black Carbon
City Boulder, CO
Position Type Research Faculty
Posting date 08/20/2014
Full/Part Time Full-time
Background Check Required? Yes
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
is seeking an innovative thinker to participate in field and laboratory
measurements of black carbon (BC) aerosol in the atmosphere and black
carbon particulate in snow, ice, rain, and cloud water. Black carbon is
an important short-lived climate forcer that contributes large
uncertainties to our understanding of the climate system. The selected
candidate will acquire and interpret data to improve our understanding
of black carbon in atmospheric and snow-bound processes. The candidate
will be appointed as aCIRESResearch Associate ("Research Scientist") and
have a strong collaboration with the Atmospheric Composition and
Chemical Processes Group within the Chemical Sciences Division of the
Earth System Research Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. The position will be for a one-year term, renewable in
. Work with an existing team of researchers withinNOAA/ESRLto acquire
measurements of black carbon aerosol from airborne platforms and from
aerosolized BC-containing liquid using a single particle soot photometer
(SP2) (see Schwarz et al., Sci. Rep., doi:10.1038/srep01356, 2013; and
Schwarz et al., Geo. Res. Lett, doi:10.1002/2013GL057775, 2013.).
. Support the operation of instrumentation in field measurements at a
variety of locations.
. Interpret measurements of black carbon and other species to improve
our understanding of atmospheric processes and issues related to climate
and global change.
. Prepare and present scientific findings in peer-review publications
and at scientific meetings and workshops.
. Participate in the continued evaluation and improvement of black
. PhD in physics, chemistry, or related field.
. Interest in using custom instrumentation to make atmospheric and
atmospherically relevant measurements, and applying these observations
to solve problems of contemporary interest.
. Experience with the operation of complex instrumentation.
. Experience with measurements in a field environment is a positive.
. Experience with data acquisition and interpretation.
. Experience with development and presentation of scientific results for
meetings and for publication in scientific journals.
. Interest in both self-focused and in closely collaborative work is
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Special instructions to applicants
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff andEEOData
(application) form, and upload the following required documents:
1-Cover Letter, explaining why you want this position and how your
skills meet the job requirements and address desired experience
2-cv including any publications, and salary history
3-Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial transcripts)
4-Document 1: a letter of recommendation.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women,
racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request
for individuals with disabilities by contacting theADACoordinator at
hr-ada at colorado.edu.
The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all
final applicants being considered for employment.
The position will be filled as a Research Associate at the University of
Colorado Boulder and will be eligible for employee benefits, including
22 days of vacation (for a 100% position) per year.
For further information, please contact Dr. Joshua Schwarz
(joshua.p.schwarz at noaa.gov).
The position is available starting on August 1, 2014.
Job posting contact Karen Dempsey
Job posting contact telephone 303-492-1168
Job posting contact email jobs at cires.colorado.edu
Job Posting Number RF01693
Quicklink for Posting http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/86689
Open Until Filled Yes
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