[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow, NCAR, Atmospheric Chemistry

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jan 24 09:14:34 MST 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow I


*PLEASE NOTE: This position is contingent upon program win. We 
anticipate program award at the end of February, with a potential start 
date of March 1 st , 2016.*This is a full-time, one year, term position. 
Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 
4:00 p.m. on January 29 th , 2016. Thereafter, applications will be 
reviewed on an as-needed basis.

NCAR – ACOM/SATREMOTE/ACRESP (Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & 
Modeling Laboratory)

Relocation - Dependent on location

UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa to fill this position


The Postdoctoral Fellow will engage in original individual and group 
research analyzing the data collected during the FRAPPÉ and DISCOVER-AQ 
campaigns. He/she will use the observations together with the WRF-Chem 
model to evaluate and improve currently available emission inventories 
for Colorado, to gain an understanding on the processes and feedbacks 
that control air quality in the Front Range and to develop emission 
control strategies for reducing ozone pollution in the Front Range. 
He/she will actively collaborate with the Science Teams and serve as a 
liaison between NCAR, the Colorado Department of Public Health and 
Environment (CDPHE), NASA, university groups and others and consolidate 
the emerging results from all groups into a final report.


  * Conduct original research into evaluating and improving currently
    available emission inventories for Colorado.
  * Evaluate WRF-Chem simulations and assess optimal configuration for
    simulating Front Range meteorology, transport and chemistry.
  * Conduct sensitivity simulations to assess the contributions of
    different emission sources to summertime ozone in the Front Range
  * Communicate and Collaborate with the Science Teams and consolidate
    the emerging results into a report.
  * Communicate the results of the research through publication in
    peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, meeting proceedings,
    presentations at scientific meetings, and contributions to
    scientific assessments.


*Education and Experience:*

  * Ph.D. in physics, atmospheric science or equivalent, or equivalent
    combination of education and experience.
  * Demonstrated record of research and publication.
  * Desired: three or more years’ experience in chemical transport
    modeling and data analysis

*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*

  * Experience with the analysis and interpretation of field campaign data.
  * Familiarity with global and regional chemical transport models
    (preferably WRF-Chem or CMAQ), so as to be able to run simulations
    and to customize the model code and inputs for specific studies,
    along with analyzing the results.
  * Detailed knowledge of fundamental processes controlling atmospheric
    chemistry and transport; detailed understanding of ozone chemistry
  * Knowledge of the application and interpretation of satellite remote
    sensing retrievals.
  * Ability to participate and interact productively in
    multidisciplinary research.
  * Skills in written and oral communication of research results and
    presentation of proposals.
  * Skills in UNIX, FORTRAN and IDL.

*Decision Making and Problem Solving:*

  * In consultation with supervisor and other senior staff, determines
    research priorities for his/her research.
  * Take the initiative to engage collaborations with members of the
    FRAPPÉ and DISCOVER-AQ Science Teams.
  * Ability to identify scientifically interesting results in the analysis.
  * Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks with minimal
  * Must solve complex problems using innovative mathematical, physical
    and chemical techniques.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal 
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to 
develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing 
equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and 
does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, 
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genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, 
or pregnancy.

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the 
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed 
to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and 
respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

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