CIRES/ NOAA CSL Aerosol Optics Scientist Research Associate

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder has an opening for an Aerosol Optics Scientist Research Associate.

 

Date posted

Feb. 2, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Apr. 2, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder

Location

  • United States

Job description

CIRES/ NOAA CSL Aerosol Optics Scientist Research Associate

Requisition Number: 28602
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Research Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time
Date Posted: 29-Jan-2021

Our group develops world-class instrumentation to measure the properties of fine particles in the atmosphere. We deploy these instruments on aircraft and field sites such as mountaintop observatories.
 
The successful candidate will work at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder. The work will be at the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration –Chemical Sciences Laboratory (NOAA CSL) alongside a number of federal and university employees engaged in research examining the health and climate forcing properties of atmospheric aerosols and clouds. The job requires continuing and expanding research regarding the chemical, optical, and climate properties of aerosol particles in the Aerosol Properties and Processes program. Individuals without an aerosol science background, but with relevant laboratory experience, are strongly encouraged to apply. CSL has a very collaborative lab culture, and we are looking for a candidate who actively subscribes to this philosophy. Successful candidates will demonstrate competency and sensitivity in working in a diverse community.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Operate instrumentation to measure the optical properties of aerosol particles, especially cavity ringdown and photoacoustic instruments.
  • Design and construct calibration systems and apply the calibrations to field data.
  • Independently operate these instruments, calibration systems, and other instruments in the laboratory and the field.
  • Occasional (about once per year) travel for several weeks at a time is required.
  • Analyze and interpret data collected by these instruments.
  • Present results at scientific meetings and publish them in peer-reviewed literature.
  • Grow into independently operating instrumentation and planning scientific objectives.

What We Require

  • Ph.D. in engineering, physics, chemistry, or a closely related field.
  • Experience in at least two of the following:
    • Design and use of laser and/or photoacoustic instrumentation.
    • Aerosol optical calibrations.
    • Field measurements of atmospheric composition.
    • Analyzing complex data sets.
    • Aerosol physics.

For more details

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CIRES-NOAA-CSL-Aerosol-Optics-Scientist-Research-Associate/28602