[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Position U. Colorado, Wet Removal of Trace Gases in Thunderstorms

Mary Barth barthm at ucar.edu
Tue May 16 16:04:18 MDT 2017

Postdoctoral Position on the Data Analysis and Modeling of Convective 
Storms to Analyze
Removal of Trace Gases by Precipitation

A postdoctoral position is available in the Fried Group in the Institute 
of Arctic & Alpine
Research at the University of Colorado-Boulder, collaboratively with 
Mary Barth at the NCAR
Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory. The 
successful candidate will
employ various tools (WRF-Chem modeling, time series analysis of various 
trace gases, in
conjunction with analysis of radar storm images, and parcel model 
simulations for particular
storm intercepts, etc.) to investigate scavenging efficiencies, 
entrainment rates, and ice retention
factors of various trace gases for data acquired during recent NASA 
sponsored field campaigns:
the 2013 SEAC4RS (Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds 
and Climate
Coupling by Regional Surveys) and, where possible, during 2016 
Korean-United States Air
Quality (KORUS-AQ) NASA aircraft studies. The successful candidate will 
employ similar
methodology as used in Fried and Barth 2016 Journal of Geophysical 
Research papers studying
convective transport during the DC3 study. The results from the SEAC4RS 
analysis will be combined with those from DC3 to establish a more 
comprehensive picture of
processes involved in convective transport of O3 precursors for a 
variety of storms.

A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, chemistry, physics, environmental 
engineering, or a related
discipline is required. Experience with computer modeling in FORTRAN, in 
particular for
regional or global models, is needed. Experience in complex data 
analysis using analysis tools,
such as NCL, IDL, Igor Pro, Matlab, Python, is highly desirable. 
Independence, drive and
collaboration are important and will be encouraged in order to develop 
the candidate’s career.

Background information about the research groups and previous 
publications and projects is
available at the Fried 
(http://instaar.colorado.edu/research/labs-groups/altair) and Barth
(https://staff.ucar.edu/users/barthm) web pages. Boulder is a great 
place to live
(see https://vimeo.com/181645979), and it also houses the greatest 
concentration of atmospheric
scientists and chemists in the world, thanks to the combined strengths 
of the University of
Colorado, NCAR, and the NOAA National Laboratory.

To apply, please submit an application via email to 
alan.fried at colorado.edu and
barthm at ucar.edu with a cover letter describing your research interests, 
a CV, date of
availability, 2-3 first-author journal papers in PDF (submitted papers 
can also be included), and a
list of 4-5 references who are very familiar with your research work. 
The initial appointment will
be for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year upon 
satisfactory performance.
The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. Review of 
will start on 10 June 2017, and continue until the position is filled. 
Applicants are strongly
encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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