[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Position (University of Toronto) - CALASET Development
jmurphy at chem.utoronto.ca
Tue May 2 15:58:40 MDT 2017
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Posting Date: 1 May 2017
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto
JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
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.
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.
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
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
Email: jmurphy at chem.utoronto.ca
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