[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc in atmospheric sciences at UC Davis

Becky Alexander beckya at uw.edu
Mon Dec 1 12:31:26 MST 2014

*Postdoctoral position in the Atmospheric Science program at the University
of California Davis*

A postdoctoral position at 100% time is available (expected start date
flexible but preferably early in the calendar year 2015) in the area of
experimental atmospheric chemistry and dynamics.  Responsibilities will
include: deploying and maintaining/calibrating trace gas and aerosol
instrumentation at a remote coastal mountaintop monitoring station in
Monterey County, CA.  Other job responsibilities will include: detailed
interpretation of the surface measurements in concert with ancillary
airborne data collected throughout the region; using the WRF model to
improve estimates of transport and mixing in complex terrain; and
synthesizing and extending the existing knowledge base on the long-range
transport of air pollutants to North America.

*Basic Qualifications:*

Candidates must possess a PhD in Atmospheric Science,
Environmental/Chemical Engineering, or a related field at the time of

*Preferred Qualifications:*

The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of microscale and/or
mesoscale meteorology *and* atmospheric chemistry measurements; skills with
chemical spectroscopy instrumentation and the ability to program in a
computer language such as Python, Matlab, R, C, or FORTRAN. Additional
skills (and most importantly interest) in airborne atmospheric sampling,
WRF-LES modeling, and/or using satellite databases are considered a plus.
The ideal candidate will further have experience publishing in
peer-reviewed journals, and will have excellent written and oral
communication skills. The candidate will be expected to perform extensive
fieldwork, travel to experimental sites and conferences with relative ease,
and be comfortable spending research time in a small fixed-wing aircraft.


The targeted start date for this position is approximately January, 2015.
The appointment is for 100% time for a period of at least one-year with
renewal based on performance and funding availability.

*Salary and Benefits:*

Salary will be commensurate with experience ($42,000 - $49,128). UC Davis
has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and
programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. The
Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) provides a comprehensive program
which offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-Term
Disability Insurance and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance. For
information on UC Postdoc benefits, please visit

*To Apply:*

Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter along with a
current CV and the names and contact information of three references.  The
deadline for applications is January 5, 2015, but applications will
continue to be received until a suitable candidate is found. Questions
regarding this recruitment can be directed to Professor Ian Faloona at
icfaloona at ucdavis.edu.

 All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. The University of California is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see: ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/170724.pdf.

Becky Alexander
Associate Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington
408 ATG Building / Box 351640
Seattle, WA 98195-1640
beckya at uw.edu
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