[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES/CSD Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Research Associate CSD-30, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Oct 7 16:52:51 MDT 2015

  CIRES/CSD Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Research Associate CSD-30


  Position Type: Research Associate

Position Posted: September 23, 2015

A Research Associate position for postdoctoral work is available in the 
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies (CIRES) at 
the University of Colorado-Boulder. The successful applicant will work 
at the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Earth 
System Research Laboratory/Chemical Sciences Division (NOAA ESRL/CSD). 
He or she will participate in laboratory and field work using a 
customized Aerodyne Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (ToF-AMS) 
and be involved at all levels of its scientific data analysis and 
subsequent publication. The work entails collaboration across several 
groups in CSD, where there are a variety of opportunities to pursue 
cutting-edge research on the physical and chemical effects of aerosol 
particles in the troposphere. There is particular emphasis on upgrading 
the ToF-AMS instrument and participating in the upcoming FIREX fire 
science laboratory study, which requires 6-8 weeks of field work in 
Missoula, MT, during the fall of 2016. The initial term of the 
appointment is for one year, with a possibility for extension to a 
maximum of three years.


  * Operate and calibrate a semi-custom, Aerodyne Time-of-Flight Aerosol
    Mass Spectrometer (AMS) with a light-scattering module.
  * Use this instrument to study aerosol chemical composition in the
    laboratory and ambient atmospheric aerosols, including field work at
    the U.S. Forest Service Fire Sciences Laboratory.
  * Combine the AMS data with other aerosol and gas-phase measurements.
  * Provide support with data analysis and laboratory work for past
    field projects involving the AMS.
  * Present results at scientific meetings and publish them in
    peer-reviewed journals.
  * Background information about the CAP research group, techniques,
    previous publications and upcoming projects is available on several
    web pages

For more information, please contact Dr. Ann Middlebrook 
(ann.m.middlebrook at noaa.gov).


      Minimum Qualifications:

  * Doctoral degree in chemistry, atmospheric sciences, environmental
    engineering, engineering, physics, or related field.
  * Publication (or submission for publication) of at least one first
    author paper in the peer-reviewed literature.
  * Experience in design, construction, operation, and/or maintenance of
    custom-built scientific instrumentation.

      Required Skills and Abilities:

  * Capability for self-guided, motivated, and original research.
  * Excellent skills in the operation and maintenance of advanced
    instrumentation, ideally acquired by involvement in instrument
    design and construction.
  * Demonstrated ability to present results at scientific meetings and
    publish them in peer-reviewed journals.
  * Ability to perform required duties associated with ~2 month field
    deployments in support of focused measurement campaigns.
  * Ability to work well with other researchers and support staff in a
    collaborative research environment.

      Desired Qualifications

  * Experience with mass spectrometry, laser systems, vacuum technology,
    aerosol instrumentation, as well as computer programming and/or
    complex data analysis (especially Igor Pro).
  * Experience with laboratory or field studies of atmospheric chemistry.
  * Strong recommendations from research advisors.

Position Benefits

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.

Required Application Materials

To Apply:

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


2- Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial 

3- A cover letter

4- List of three professional references with all contact information 
from whom an official written letter of recommendation will be requested 
at the appropriate time during the search.

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