Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Oct 22, 2022
Closes
Feb 04, 2023
Ref
FAC8935
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research FellowThe George Mason University, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) are 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 the 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 incumbent will perform research related to improving the modeling and parameterizations of in (sub)-canopy processes to be incorporated into NOAA weather and air quality forecast models, including the use of multi-layer forest canopy models and parameterizations, and satellite observations of vegetation/land cover. The ideal candidate will have research experience in atmosphere-biosphere interactions, but also have some experience with atmospheric chemistry and air quality modeling using models such as CMAQ, WRF-Chem, GEOS-Chem or other similar 3-D models. The selected candidate will be expected to publish results of their research in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and make clear, professional presentations at major conferences, seminars, and other internal NOAA meetings.Required Qualifications:Successfully completed a Doctoral Degree in meteorology, geosciences, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, or a sub-field of physical geosciences.Preferred Qualifications:Excellent written and oral communication skills;Experience in atmospheric chemistry modeling and/or atmosphere-biosphere interactions;Experience in model development;Experience in satellite data analysis and/or model evaluation using ground-based and aircraft data and/or satellite data;Experience working in high performance computing environments;Significant programming skills in Fortran and Python;Significant data visualization skills; andU.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident ("Green Card").This is a two-year position with possible extension or promotion, pending on performance and funding availability.

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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