Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Dec 05, 2021
Ref
FAC8341
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The George Mason University, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) in collaboration with the 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.

Responsibilities:

The incumbent will perform research related to improving the modeling of fire emissions incorporated into NOAA weather and air quality forecast models, including multiday fire behavior and propagation, fire characterization and emissions speciation. A certain level of experience in wildfire research and familiarity with atmospheric chemistry and air quality modeling using models such as CMAQ, WRF-Chem, GEOS-Chem or other similar 3-D models are also expected. The selected candidate will also 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:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or related field prior to the first day in the position;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in atmospheric chemistry modeling and/or fire emission science;
  • Experience in model development;
  • Experience in HPC environments.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Programming skills in Fortran and Python;
  • Strong visualization skills;
  • Experience in model evaluation using ground-based and aircraft data and/or satellite data.


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