Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Oct 22, 2022
Closes
Feb 10, 2023
Ref
FAC8932
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research FellowGeorge Mason University, the Center for Spatial Information and Systems (CSISS) in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cooperative Institute of Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) to work with the Chemical Modeling & Emissions group at ARL in the NOAA Center for Weather & Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD.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 http://csiss.gmu.edu/.Responsibilities:The successful candidate will perform research related to improving the modeling of fire emissions incorporated into NOAA weather and air quality forecast models, including multi day fire behavior and propagation, fire characterization and emissions speciation, and ensemble techniques. The ideal candidate will have experience in wildfire research and be familiar with atmospheric chemistry and air quality modeling using models such as CMAQ, WRF-Chem, GEOS-Chem, or other similar 3-D models and creating ensemble forecasts. The selected candidate 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 from Fall 2022 for 2 years with funding available for additional time dependent on performance.Required Qualifications:Successfully completed a Doctoral Degree in meteorology, geosciences, atmospheric physics, or chemistry, or a sub-field of physical geosciences.Preferred Qualifications:Excellent written and oral communication skills;Experience with atmospheric circulation models;Experience in model development;Experience working in UNIX/Linux high-performance computing environments;Strong programming skills in Fortran and Python.

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

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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