[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Position (University of Toronto) - CALASET Development

Jennifer Murphy jmurphy at chem.utoronto.ca
Tue May 2 15:58:40 MDT 2017

I am happy to answer any questions people might have about this position

Posting Date: 1 May 2017

Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto


Area of Research:
Measurements of atmospheric composition are crucial for assessing the  
changes occurring in Earth's atmosphere due to human activity.  
Observations made from high-altitude balloon platforms provide insight  
into the distribution of these trace gases with altitude as well as  
concentration. The Canadian Atmospheric Laser Absorption Spectrometer  
Experiment Test-bed (CALASET) project is developing a new measurement  
capability for Canada by utilizing balloon-borne laser spectroscopy.

Description of duties:
The successful applicant will be part of a team developing a new  
payload for in situ measurements of the atmosphere from a  
high-altitude balloon platform.  This payload will be used to measure  
concentration profiles of trace gases.  Working with the CALASET team,  
the PDF will participate in the development of an infrared laser  
absorption spectrometer including contributions to the design,  
construction, testing and deployment phases.  The position is based in  
Toronto, Canada and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Kaley Walker  
and Prof. Wolfgang Jaeger (Department of Chemistry, University of  
Alberta). This position will involve travel and extended field work.   
Also, the PDF will spend part of their time working in Prof. Jaeger’s  
group in Edmonton, Canada.  The period and timing of these visits is  
to be negotiated between the supervisors and successful applicant.

$45,000 per year.

Required qualifications:
A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry or a relevant field is required.  
We seek a candidate with expertise in construction and/or operation of  
field or laboratory instrumentation and programming experience  
(preferably with Python and Linux). Experience with laser spectroscopy  
(including diode laser or QCL technologies), scientific balloon  
measurements and/or atmospheric monitoring would be very advantageous.

Application instructions
All individuals interested in this position must submit a CV, the  
names and contact information for at least two referees, and a  
statement summarizing their experience and how it is relevant to this  
position to Prof. Kaley Walker (via email at kaley.walker at utoronto.ca)  
by the closing date.

Closing date:        Consideration of applications will begin on 19  
May 2017. However, applications will be accepted until 1 July 2017 or  
until the position is filled.

Supervisor: Prof. Kaley A. Walker (U. Toronto) / Prof. Wolfgang Jaeger  
(U. Alberta).

Expected start date:  1 July 2017.

Term:  Up to eighteen months.

FTE:        1.0 FTE

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is  
covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective  

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within  
its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized  
persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of  
North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others  
who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Professor Jennifer G. Murphy
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
80 St. George Street, Rm 248
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
Phone: +1-416-946-0260
Email: jmurphy at chem.utoronto.ca

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