[ES_JOBS_NET] Research position at University of Chile: atmospheric chemistry modeling

Laura Gallardo Klenner lgallard at u.uchile.cl
Tue Jul 24 12:36:43 MDT 2018

 Call for applications: (CR)2 Associate Fellow (Atmospheric chemistry

The Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2 http://www.cr2.cl/ is
a center of excellence created in 2013 with funding from the National
Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT). (CR)2’s
sponsoring institution is University of Chile, and Universidad de
Concepción and Universidad Austral de Chile are associated institutions.
(CR)2 is the point of convergence of researchers across disciplines who
jointly address the understanding of the Earth System in a changing climate
and contribute to the evaluation and design of mitigation and adaptation
measures in order to strengthen climate resilience in Chile. During its
first period, (CR)2 researchers were prolific in disciplinary research as
well as in interdisciplinary collaboration with high scientific impact and
relevant outcomes for policy making.

In October 2017 and after and external review processes, CONICYT has
renewed the (CR)2 funding for the next five years. In this second stage, (*CR)2
will be organized around interdisciplinary questions* concerning water
shortage and extremes, changes in land use, coastal zones, cities, and a
new area focused on climate governance and the interface between science
and policy. How climate change impacts on rural (forest) fires, urban air
pollution, harmful algal blooms and major storms in arid regions, and how
society modulates and copes with these disturbances, will be grand
questions to be inter and transdisciplinary tackled in the coming years.

We hereby invite *applications for a 4 year research associate position in
atmospheric chemistry modeling*, addressing climate-chemistry interactions
and impacts, beginning in 2019. We expect the successful candidate to work
with us full time, subject to a yearly review of his/her performance. The
positions will be held at the *Department of Geophysics, Universidad de
Chile, in Santiago*, but we expect the successful candidate to visit the
partner institutions on a regular basis, taking advantage of the large
diversity of expertise within the (CR)2 as well as the center’s distributed

The research associate will engage with existing projects and initiatives
but it is expected that he/she will formulate and rapidly implement his/her
own research plan within the framework of (CR)2 priorities for the next few
years (see above). We also expect a proactive cooperation with the center’s
efforts on in/outreach, science communication, education and development of
national and international scientific partnerships. Teaching (in Spanish)
is not mandatory but desirable with a dedication of up to half a day per
week. Fluency in English is required. If not a Spanish speaker, learning
the language while working at (CR)2 is recommended.

The successful candidate should have a *PhD in Earth Sciences (e.g.,
Atmospheric Science)* and demonstrate his/her research capacity,
leadership, and team work ability in an interdisciplinary environment. As
noted before, candidates must submit a research proposal (up to 10 pages
with background, objectives, expected results, and work plan) to develop in
the next four years within (CR)2. Candidates are expected to apply for
complimentary funding via CONICYT or other sources in Chile and elsewhere.
The starting salary will be between 3000 to 4000 USD per month depending on
qualifications and experience, i.e., ca. 6 to 7 times the median monthly
income in Chile.

Interested applicants should *upload their CV, list of publications, two
letters of recommendation and a research proposal* (max 10 pages including
references and figures), to
http://www.cr2.cl/call-for-associate-fellow-atm-chem/ at the latest by*
October 15th 2018, 23 hours Santiago, Chile local time*. From the same page
you can download our reports and our continuity plan, as well as the
corresponding evaluations.

A first selection of candidates will be made by the center’s principal
investigators, and the best three candidates will be interviewed. The final
decision will be made by the principal investigators in consultation with
our advisory panel. We expect to communicate the decision by November 15th
2018. Candidates are expected to start as early as January 2nd 2019 and no
later than May 31st 2019.

For more information contact (CR)2’s director, and head for Cities in a
Changing Climate research line, Dr. Laura Gallardo (lgallard at u.uchile.cl)


Laura Gallardo Klenner PhD Meteorología Química
Profesora Asociada, Departamento de Geofísica (DGF)
Director for the Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR2)
Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas Universidad de Chile

Tel: 56 2 9784566 Fax: 56 2 6968686
e-mail: laura at dgf.uchile.cl ;lgallard at u.uchile.cl


SKYPE: laura.gallardo.klenner

Blog: http://lauragallardoklenner.blogspot.com

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