Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral Associate – 1903050

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral position.

 

Date posted

Sep. 13, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 13, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY

Location

  • United States

Job description

Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral Associate - 1903050

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral position. The title/rank will be contingent upon the selected candidate's skills and experience in their area of expertise. 

A Postdoctoral Associate / Senior Postdoctoral Associate is needed to conduct basic research on the chemistry of the atmosphere, to include aircraft-based measurements of greenhouse gases and aerosols. The selected candidate will perform data analysis, write proposals for external support, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals. 

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
  • Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand by December 31, 2019. 

Senior Postdoctoral Associate

  • Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
  • Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand by December 31, 2019. Three (3) years of full-time related research experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in chemistry, atmospheric science or a related field. Experience with atmospheric data analysis. Three (3) or more years experience with atmospheric data analysis. Experience with atmospheric models, or similar computational simulations. Experience with instrumentation for atmospheric measurements. Prior experience with the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions, or other atmospheric pollutants. Prior experience in the study of the production of atmospheric aerosols and ozone. Experience with atmospheric transport modeling and atmospheric photochemistry modeling, and field measurement logistics. 

Brief Description (Postdoctoral Associate):

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct basic research on the chemistry of the atmosphere, to include aircraft-based measurements of greenhouse gases and aerosols. The selected candidate will conduct data analysis, write proposals for external support, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals. 

Postdoctoral Associate Duties

Prepare for and conduct atmospheric measurements in the field, which includes calibrating and assessing performance of analytical instrumentation aboard the research group's aircraft.

Conduct data analysis by converting raw data into final concentration v. time data, conducting simple matrix algebra operations on the data (usually using MATLAB), and conducting Quality Control of the data. It may involve comparisons of final calculated results against other observations in the literature, and against inventories from the EPA.

  • Write manuscripts.
  • Write proposals.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Brief Description of Duties (Senior Postdoctoral Associate):

The Senior Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research on the chemistry of the atmosphere, working on highly complex, and technically broad challenges and problems such as the design of aircraft-based experiments that enable calculation of emission rates of various chemical species from complex environments. He/she will construct flight plans (which requires the ability to read aviation sectional maps, and to understand the limitations of aircraft, e.g. with respect to icing hazards, and controlled airspace avoidance and communications), perform data analysis, write proposals for external support from federal agencies such as NSF, NOAA and/or NASA, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals. 

Senior Postdoctoral Associate Duties

Prepare for and conduct atmospheric measurements in the field, which includes constructing flight plans, and calibrating and assessing performance of analytical instrumentation aboard the aircraft.

Conduct data analysis by converting raw data into final concentration v. time data, conducting simple matrix algebra operations on the data (usually using MATLAB), and conducting Quality Control of the data. It may involve comparisons of final calculated results against other observations in the literature, and against inventories produced by other organizations.

  • Write manuscripts for publication.
  • Write proposals for external support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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