[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES/CSD Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Research Associate, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Aug 2 11:35:19 MDT 2015

    CIRES/CSD Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Research Associate


      Posting Information

Posting Title 	CIRES/CSD Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Research Associate
Campus 	Boulder
City 	Boulder, CO
Position Type 	Research Faculty
Posting date 	07/28/2015
Closing date 	
Full/Part Time 	Full-time
Background Check Required? 	Yes
Job Summary 	
Posting Description 	

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) 
at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a Research Associate to 
study atmospheric aerosol optical properties. The successful applicant 
will work at the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – 
Earth System Research Laboratory/Chemical Sciences Division 
(NOAAESRL/CSD). Within this Division, the researcher will work closely 
with a team of federal andCIRESscientists to study aerosol optical, 
chemical, and microphysical properties. He or she will participate in 
the development and application of new techniques to better quantify 
aerosol optical properties, then apply those techniques to the optical 
properties of smoke at a field laboratory. The initial term of the 
appointment is for one year, with a possibility of extension to a 
maximum of three years.

• Operate and calibrate a prototype imaging nephelometer that operates 
in the near ultraviolet.
• Use this instrument to study brown carbon light absorption from smoke 
and other aerosols
• Combine the nephelometer data with extinction measurements in the 
near-UV region.
• Extend the measurements to data at a field laboratory, probably in 
Missoula, Montana.
• Present results at scientific meetings and publish them in 
peer-reviewed journals.

Minimum Qualifications 	

• Doctoral degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, or related field. 
Capability for self-guided, motivated, and original research.
• Ability to work well with other researchers and support staff in a 
collaborative research environment.
• Experience in design, construction, operation, and maintenance of 
custom-built scientific instrumentation.
• Experience with laser systems and aerosol generation and measurement 
is desirable.
• Ability to work independently at a field site.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities 	
Desired Qualifications 	
Special instructions to applicants 	

Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff andEEOData 
(application) form, and upload the required documents:

1-Cover letter
3- Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial 
4- List of three professional references with all contact information 
from whom an official written letter of recommendation will be requested 
by the hiring unit at the appropriate time during the search.

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.

For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Murphy 
(daniel.m.murphy at noaa.gov)

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. Screening will begin 
immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Job posting contact 	Karen Dempsey
Job posting contact telephone 	303-492-1168
Job posting contact email 	Jobs at cires.colorado.edu
Job Posting Number 	RF02796
Quicklink for Posting 	http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/104570 
Open Until Filled 	Yes

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