[ES_JOBS_NET] Post Doctoral Scholar-Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Apr 14 07:35:46 MDT 2015


      Position Information

Position Title 	Post Doctoral Scholar-Institute for the Environment
Vacancy ID 	PDS000914
Department 	UNC Inst for the Environment - 635200
Position Type 	Postdoctoral Scholar

      Posting Details

Salary Range 	40,000-48,500
Full-time/Part-time 	Full Time
If part-time, hours per week 	
FTE 	1
Proposed Start Date 	05/29/2015
Estimated Duration of Appointment 	12 Months
Posting Open Date 	04/14/2015
Posting Close Date 	04/27/2015
Open Until Filled 	No
Work Location 	Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary 	

A postdoctoral research project training opportunity is currently 
available at the Institute for the Environment with the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This appointment will be in the 
Institute’s Center for Environmental Modeling and Policy Development 
The selected candidate will work with Dr. Sarav Arunachalam in IE-CEMPD, 
developing and applying multi-scale modeling techniques for assessing 
air quality and health impacts of aircraft emissions. Sponsored byFAAand 
Transportation Research Board, the candidate will work on following 
tasks: a) Review, apply and evaluate multiple dispersion modeling 
approaches for assessing airport air quality at local scales and develop 
guidance, b) Critically review PM2.5 formed from aircraft emissions at 
multiple spatio-temporal scales, and enhance/refine models as necessary, 
specifically to contrast contributions from organic vs inorganic 
components, c) Explore use of instrumented techniques such as the 
Decoupled Direct Method (DDM) and Adjoint for aviation impacts on air 
quality and health, d) Explore use of remote sensing products for model 
evaluation and source attribution, and e) collaborate with other 
institutions working on similar problems related to aviation’s 
environmental impacts.
Beyond these tasks, the chosen candidate will also have an opportunity 
to work with other ongoing projects within IE-CEMPDin the field of 
emissions, air quality and climate modeling.

Educational Requirements 	

Ph.D. in Atmospheric or Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Qualifications and Experience 	

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in numerical 
modeling specifically with models such asCMAQ,SCIPUFFandAERMODfor 
modeling aircraft sources, and quantitative analysis of models and 
observational data. Additional desired qualifications are a) strong 
communication skills – written and oral, b) computer skills related to 
working with complex models and large datasets, c) software skills 
needed to work with multiple observation datasets – in situ and remotely 
sensed (such as NASA’s satellite data products) for model evaluation and 
source attribution, and d) a strong desire/motivation to develop 
scientific analyses of environmental problems for decision-making in 
support of national and international policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer 	

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, 
affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of 
race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic 
information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. 
We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities 
to apply.

Special Instructions 	

For information onUNCPostdoctoral Benefits and Services go to


Quick Link 	http://unc.peopleadmin.com:80/postings/73304 
Special Physical and Mental Requirements 	

      Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title 	Amy Bradfield, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email 	amy_bradfield at UNC.edu
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information 	

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions 
about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal 
Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to 
equalopportunity at unc.edu.

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to 
provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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