[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral opportunity in atmospheric methane modeling

Vaishali Naik - NOAA Federal vaishali.naik at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 10 15:05:02 MDT 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton: Research the contribution of
individual sources and sinks to atmospheric methane variability through
mathematical modeling.

We seek an enthusiastic and energetic postdoctoral researcher to
enhance the atmospheric chemistry modeling capabilities of the GFDL
Earth System Model version 4 (ESM4) to represent the global methane
cycle and to apply the model in conjunction with a suite of
observations (ground-based, satellite, airborne) to improve estimates
of the global methane budget. Specifically, the individual will
incorporate a representation of stable carbon and hydrogen isotopes in
the chemical mechanism to simulate the isotopic composition of
atmospheric methane. The scientist will leverage observations of
methane isotopic composition together with ESM4 model simulations to
provide improved constraints on the global methane budget, and to
analyze the roles of individual sources and sinks in driving methane
variability on decadal to centennial timescales. The individual will
work with Drs. Vaishali Naik and Larry W. Horowitz in the Atmospheric
Chemistry and Climate group at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Laboratory (GFDL) in collaboration with GFDL's Biogeochemistry,
Ecosystems, and Climate Group. The individual will also be able to
take advantage of a wide range of related research at Princeton
University and other NOAA labs, including the Earth System Research

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, earth
sciences, applied math, or chemical sciences within three years of the
starting date for the appointment. Training in atmospheric chemistry
is strongly preferred. Strong modeling, quantitative, and/or
statistical skills, and a working knowledge of the processes governing
the global methane cycle are essential. Postdoctoral appointments are
initially for one year, with renewal for subsequent years based on
satisfactory performance and continued funding. A competitive salary
is offered commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants must submit applications online, consisting of a vitae, a
statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least
3 references who will provide letters of support. Review of
applications will begin as soon as they are received, and continue
until the position is filled. This position is subject to the
University's background check policy.

Requisition No: D-18-AOS-00001

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How to Apply

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For more information send an email to Lrossi at princeton.edu or call
609-258-6376 .

Dr. Vaishali Naik <http://gfdl.noaa.gov/vaishali-naik-s-homepage>
Physical Scientist
DOC/NOAA/OAR/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Group
201 Forrestal Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 987 5057
Fax: (609) 987 5063
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