[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position at Carnegie Mellon University

Albert A Presto albert.presto at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 20:44:16 MDT 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Atmospheric
Particle Studies (CAPS) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) seeks to fill
an opening for a postdoctoral research associate. The primary duties (75%)
are to quantify emissions of methane using ground-based tracer flux
measurements in three basins, Marcellus, Barnett, and Uintah-Julesburg. The
remaining 25% effort will be filled with other projects in CAPS.

The methane emissions project requires substantial travel and fieldwork
(25-50%). We expect to conduct measurements during parts of 12-24 months.
Sampling at many locations will require extended travel over multiple
weeks, as well as driving the mobile lab across the country to project
sites as needed.

Required qualifications/skills include:

-A PhD in Mechanical, Chemical, or Civil Engineering; Chemistry;
Atmospheric or Environmental Science; or a related discipline

-A valid driver’s license

Desired qualifications/skills include:

-Experience with ambient atmospheric measurements and/or mobile

-Experience with cavity ringdown or quantum cascade laser measurements for
trace gas detection

-Knowledge of analytical software tools such as Matlab and Igor

The project duration, as well as the length of the postdoctoral
appointment, is 3 years. The project team will consist of two postdocs
(including one filled by this position), one research technician, one
research scientist (already employed at CMU), one research professor in
Mechanical Engineering (Dr. Albert Presto), and one Professor in Mechanical
Engineering (Dr. Allen Robinson). Prof. Robinson will serve as the primary
advisor to the successful candidate.

In addition to the project presented here, the successful candidate will
have the opportunity to participate in other ongoing projects in CAPS.
Members of CAPS are recognized internationally as leaders in the study of
air quality and atmospheric chemistry. Our unifying theme is the behavior
of particulate matter in the atmosphere, including emissions, formation,
transformation and deposition of particles as well as their climatological
and health effects. We currently consist of seven interwoven research
groups directed by faculty members associated with five academic
departments (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, Mechanical Engineering).

The position will remain open until it is filled. Candidates should email a
cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three
references to *Albert Presto (**albert.presto at gmail.com
<albert.presto at gmail.com>**)* and *R Subramanian (subu at cmu.edu
<subu at cmu.edu>)*.

*Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, handicap, religion, creed, ancestry, belief,
age, veteran status or sexual orientation.  We are actively interested in
developing the careers of women and under-represented minorities.*
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