[ES_JOBS_NET] Fellow/researcher, Aerosol Detection and Characterization by Laser Spectroscopy, ARL, Maryland

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Mar 11 05:27:05 MDT 2015


Aerosol Detection and Characterization by Laser Spectroscopy

A Postdoctoral Fellow or Senior Researcher opportunity is available in 
the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Maryland. The lab seeks 
experimental approaches to use laser spectroscopy to study atmospheric 
aerosols, especially biological and chemical aerosols. Two projects 
focus on the detection and characterization of individual aerosol 
particles by using multiple optical methodologies. Preference will be 
given to candidates having good experience in optics and laser 
spectroscopy, instrumentation, and familiarity with aerosols. U.S. 
citizenship is required.

The Army Research Laboratory <x{(}>(ARL) is the Army's corporate basic 
and applied research laboratory. Our mission is to provide innovative 
science, technology, and analysis to enable full-spectrum operations. 
The position available is in the Battlefield Environment Division of the 
Computational and Information Sciences Directorate <x{(}>(CISD). For 
further information on ARL, please see the website, 
http://www.arl.army.mil/www/ default.cfm. For immediate response reply 
with your resume and research interests. Additional application 
instruction are listed below.


The Computational and Information Sciences Directorate <x{(}>(CISD) 
conducts research in a variety of disciplines relevant to achieving and 
implementing the so-called digital battlefield. Problems address the 
sensing, distribution, analysis, and display of information in the 
modern battle space. CISD research focuses on four major areas: 
communications, atmospheric modeling, battlefield visualization, and 
computing as described below.

Research is conducted to enhance the performance of existing battle 
space communications and to develop new concepts for communications and 
information distribution. Current interests focus on wireless digital 
communications in an integrated architecture, multimedia communications, 
the technology of information distribution, peer-to-peer mobile ad-hoc 
networking, network science, and information assurance.

Research is conducted to improve our understanding of the atmosphere and 
its critical relationship to the performance of Army Systems; to create 
physically correct models that support the generation of realistic 
scenes of targets, terrain environments, cultural features, and battle 
damage; and to impact standards and protocols of the international 
modeling and simulation community. We are especially interested in 
physics-based models, three-dimensional visualization, and environmental 
and atmospheric modeling.

Research is conducted to provide the Army the technologies for 
information processing and presentation in the battle space, and for use 
of information to control systems and hardware used in land warfare. We 
are also interested in intelligent systems, battle space visualization, 
soldier-centered computer interfaces <x{(}>(HCI), advanced display 
technologies, tactical decision aids, software engineering, and data 
base technologies.

Research is conducted to provide the Army the technologies enabling a 
user-friendly synthetic environment in which all operation and support 
functions will be conducted with help from intelligent systems. We are 
also interested in advanced distributed simulation, software and 
intelligent systems, and high-performance computing. High-performance 
computing research involves developing numerical modeling techniques to 
achieve highly optimized, multidisciplinary physical modeling on 
scalable computer architectures.

All opportunities posted are ongoing.


The Army Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed 
to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained 
scientists and engineers from academia and industry in scientific and 
technical areas of interest and relevance to the Army. Scientists and 
Engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory <x{(}>(ARL) help shape 
and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing 
technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational 
needs by pursuing scientific research and technological developments in 
diverse fields such as: applied mathematics, atmospheric 
characterization, simulation and human modeling, digital/optical signal 
processing, nanotechnology, material science and technology, 
multifunctional technology, combustion processes, propulsion and flight 
physics, communication and networking, and computational and information 
sciences. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for the U.S. Army Research 
Laboratory <x{(}>(ARL) provides opportunities to participate in ARL’s 
on-going and applied research and development projects through its 
programs in: Computational & Information Science, Human Research and 
Engineering, Survivability & Lethality Analysis, Sensors & Electron 
Devices, Weapons & Materials Research, and Vehicle Technology.


Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform 
research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact 
with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the 
sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and 
other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research 
community. Fellows will have the opportunity to meet government 
decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of 
scientific research in addressing complex, real-world <x{(}>(i.e., 
operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn 
how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to 
integrated production systems. Other benefits may include the following:

Stipend Stipend payments for regular associates <x{(}>(recent Ph.D.) and 
senior awards <x{(}>(e.g. faculty or sabbatical) are based upon the 
discipline and area of research.

InsuranceDuring the period of the Fellowship, ORAU will provide group 
health insurance that includes medical and prescription drug coverage to 
eligible participants upon appointment in the program. There is no 
waiting period for coverage to begin. Each plan is a preferred provider 
plan <x{(}>(PPO) with providers in all states. In addition, ORAU will 
provide coverage for Accidental Medical and Accidental Death and 

Travel and RelocationFellows may be eligible for travel and relocation 
expenses. This includes movement of household goods from your current 
address to the research site, and limited professional travel, provided 
such travel is recommended and approved by both ARL and ORAU.


Postodoctoral Fellows:

The proposed applicant is responsible for ensuring all sections of the 
application are prepared in ORAU format, has been coordinated with an 
advisor, and appropriate ARL branch and division chiefs. Before 
appointment, each applicant must present evidence of having received a 
Ph.D., Sc.D., or other earned research doctoral degree recognized in 
U.S. academic circles as equivalent to a Ph.D. Applicants must submit a 
research proposal that relates to a specific research opportunity at 
ARL. A proposal must be original work of the applicant and sponsored by 
an Advisor at an ARL laboratory. Before writing a proposal, an applicant 
is strongly advised to communicate directly with the Advisor, who can 
provide more specific information on the current research and available 
technical facilities and offer scientific support of proposal 
development. The advisor will not write your proposal. Each applicant's 
proposal must be approved by an ARL Advisor and endorsed by the 
appropriate ARL directorate ORAU POC. To apply for a postdoctoral 
fellowship please click this link.

Senior Researchers:

Senior Researchers must have held the doctorate degree for five years or 
more at the time of application or hold a permanent appointment in 
academia, Government or industry and have research experience that has 
resulted in significant contributions and recognition as established 
investigators in their specialized fields. To apply for a senior 
rsearcher fellowship please click this link.

Summer Faculty Fellows:

Summer Faculty Fellows must meet the requirements of the Postdoctoral 
Fellows or the Senior Researcher as described above. To apply for a 
Summer Faculty Fellow appointment please click this link.


Applications for Postdoctoral Fellows and Senior Researchers are 
accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis for selection throughout the 
year. Summer Faculty applications can be submitted throughout the year, 
however applicants are encouraged to submit applications by April for 
consideration for the current year. Currently, US Citizenship is 
required for all Applicants.

Curriculum Vitae:

List by title non-published works including doctoral thesis List by 
titles published works <x{(}>(Include journal/article name and location

5– to 7–Page Proposal:

Research topic should relate to a specific opportunity at ARL <x{(}>(see 
Research Areas) The objective of the research topic should be clear and 
have a defined outcome Explain the direction you plan to pursue Include 
expected period for completing the study Include a brief background such 
as preparation and motivation for the research References of published 
efforts may be used to improve the proposal

Signed Release of Information Form:

Three References Forms:

An email with a link to the reference form will be emailed to the 
applicant upon completion of the on-line application. Please send this 
email to persons you have selected to complete a reference. References 
should be from persons familiar with your educational and professional 
qualifications <x{(}>(include your thesis or dissertation advisor, if 


Transcript verifying receipt of postdoctoral degree must be submitted 
with the application. Student copy is acceptable.

Fellows will be selected based on the research proposal, academic 
records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility 
of background with applied research programs and projects at the host 
Installation. The initial appointment is typically for one year and may 
be renewed for up to three additional years based upon recommendation of 
the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The 
participant will receive a monthly stipend which is determined based 
upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and 
moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel 
and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the 
project and approved by ORAU and the host installation. The participant 
must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are 
available through the ORAU for Postgraduate Internship participants.

3 openings.

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