Postdoctoral Position – Atmospheric Scientist

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September 3, 2012

Position: Postdoctoral Scientist – Atmospheric Chemistry
Salary: Open
Location: Colorado
Employer: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Job Description
The Atmospheric Chemistry Division (ACD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, has an opening for a Posdoctoral scientist to develop and employ data assimilation techniques to analyze and integrate atmospheric observations, particularly from satellite experiments, within Earth system models. He/she will work on the development of frameworks for integrating models and observations for “chemical weather” prediction and observation system simulation experiments (OSSEs). The work on the development of data assimilation techniques will be conducted under the guidance of the NCAR Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe).

This individual will collaborate in the development of a modeling framework for the prediction of “chemical weather” on both global and local scales. This will employ techniques of data assimilation utilizing a broad range of atmospheric observations. In addition, they will collaborate in the development of future satellite remote sensing mission concepts for tropospheric air quality science and develop methodologies for performing chemical observation system simulation experiments (OSSEs).

This is a 1-year term position with possibility of extension. Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy. View detailed job description at Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to September 21, 2012. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Apply online (reference tracking code #12200). We value diversity. AA/EOE

Requires Ph.D. in physics, atmospheric science or equivalent with experience in geophysical data assimilation research and a demonstrated record of research and publication. Must be familiar with global and regional chemical transport models, so as to be able to run simulations and to customize the model code and inputs for specific studies, along with analyzing the results. Requires detailed knowledge of fundamental processes controlling atmospheric chemistry and transport.

Must have knowledge of theory and measurement techniques for satellite remote sensing, skill in the analysis and interpretation of experimental results and the ability to participate and interact productively in multidisciplinary research.

Requires detailed knowledge of differential and integral equations, numerical and statistical methods and linear algebra, as well as skills in written and oral communication of research results and presentation of proposals, and skills in UNIX, FORTRAN and IDL.

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