[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Atmospheric Scientist - Field Operations, instrument and protocol development M6811 - Brookhaven National Laboratory

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 16 11:35:15 MDT 2014

*Assistant Atmospheric Scientist - Field Operations, instrument and 
protocol development M6811 - Brookhaven National Laboratory


*FLSA Status:** Exempt* **

*_BNL Overview_*

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development 
institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a 
multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research.  The 
Biological, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department has a full time 
opportunity for an Assistant Atmospheric Scientist under the direction 
of Dr. Stephen Springston.

*_Organization Overview :_*

The Biological, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department is the 
steward for Brookhaven National Laboratory's capabilities in biology and 
biotechnology, environmental science, climate science, radiobiology, 
structural biology, plant biology, and bio-imaging.

_*Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *_

_**__*·*__**_ Support ongoing field operations - provide expert guidance 
to onsite operators. Specify and update configurations in field visits 
as needed.

·Instrument support using scientific expertise - Adjust instrumentation 
based on local extreme conditions and scientific objectives. Solve 
measurement problems. Work with vendors to improve performance. 
Fundamental knowledge of measurement principles is essential.

·Instrument and protocol development

·Monitoring of data quality -- Using scientific background, apply 
judgments, devise algorithmic tests, and QA/QC criteria. Work with ARM 
Data Quality Office to develop automated checks.

*_Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: _*


*__**_·_**__* PhD

·Demonstrated Problem Solving Skills

·Principles and practice of particle measurement technology

·Broad understanding of atmospheric aerosol physical and chemical processes

·Broad laboratory field experience in one or more areas of aerosol 
instrumentation (deliquescence/efflorescence measurements, size 
distribution, optical properties, and chemical characterization)

·Excellent communication skills

·Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team

·Flexibility to travel two to three months a year (foreign and domestic)

*_Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: _*


*__**_·_*Experience in measuring aerosol-precursor trace gases

·Experience in data processing coupled with formal QA/QC

·US citizenship preferred (for access to some field sites)

_*Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations :*_


Must be willing and able to perform field work for extended periods of 
time in remote locations including both arctic and tropical climate 
zones.   Work also involves moderate lifting and strenuous work 
activities.  Some locations require immunizations or other medical 

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive 
employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the 
compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes but is 
not limited to:

.              Medical Plans

.              Vacation

.              Holidays

.              Dental Plans

.              Life Insurance

.              401(k) Plan

.              Retirement Plan

.              On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight 
room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. 
To be considered for this position, apply online at www.bnl.gov 
<http://www.bnl.gov> and click Jobs, then sort by job title and apply to 
job title;  Asst Atmospheric Scientist - Field Operations, instrument 
and protocol development M6811                           .

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer 
committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive 
consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on 
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national 
origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in 
employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, 
and individuals with disabilities.

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