Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Oct 22, 2022
May 21, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research FellowThe George Mason University, Cooperative Institute for Satellite and Earth System Studies (CISESS) in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Funding is available for two years with the possibility of extension and/or promotion depending on a performance review.George Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.About the Department:Located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, George Mason University is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a diverse student body. Affiliated with College of Science, CSISS is a university research center in geoinformatics. CSISS conducts research funded by U.S. federal agencies and international organizations. For more information about the center, please visit successful candidate will have expertise in numerical modeling related to weather and atmospheric chemistry at regional and/or global scales. The successful candidate will also perform research related to improving the modeling of dust characterization and emissions incorporated into NOAA weather and air quality forecast models, including within the Unified Forecast System. The ideal candidate will have experience in wind-blown dust research and also be familiar with atmospheric chemistry and air quality modeling using models such as CMAQ, WRF-Chem, GEOS-Chem, or other similar 3-D models. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to publish the results of their research in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and make clear, professional presentations at major conferences, seminars, and other internal NOAA meetings.The position is available for 2 years with funding available for additional years. Starting dates can begin this fall with later starting dates possible.Additional tasks include but are not limited to:Conduct simulations using the NOAA Unified Forecast System in coordination with NOAA Air Resources Laboratory;Develop and improve surface exchange processes related to atmospheric composition within the UFS earth system models;Evaluate forecast simulations against satellite and in situ measurements.Required Qualifications:Ph.D. or equivalent degree earned in a relevant science or engineering field;Expertise with gridded meteorological and atmospheric models such as WRF, CMAQ, or GEOS-Chem and their applications to air quality and/or climate change;Experience with Linux HPC systems and Fortran;Excellent written and oral communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with Python;Emission preparation;Model development;Remote sensing and in situ observations applied to evaluation and improvement of forecast systems;U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident ("Green Card").

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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