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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Positions at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:45:32 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoc positions in satellite and aircraft UV/Visible remote
sensing of trace gases and scientific analysis

We are seeking several motivated postdoctoral fellows to analyze
satellite and aircraft UV/Visible spectra for retrieving atmospheric
ozone and other trace gases, and to perform and participate in
scientific process studies with the results. Instruments include OMI,
GOME-2, SCIAMACHY, and OMPS, and aircraft instruments ACAM (during
the DISCOVER-AQ mission) and GEO-TASO (to be developed under the
funding of the NASA Instrument Incubator Program). Gases include ozone
profiles and tropospheric ozone, HCHO, BrO, IO, NO2, CHOCHO, H2O, SO2,
and OClO. The research involves improving atmospheric spectral
fitting, inversion, radiative transfer modeling, and instrument
calibration, validating satellite/aircraft measurements, and using
satellite/aircraft retrievals to investigate the spatiotemporal
distribution, sources, sinks, transport, and transformations of
atmospheric trace gases.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, meteorology,
physics, or a related field and should have a strong background in
remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases, radiative transfer
modeling, and/or analysis of satellite measurements of trace
gases. Excellent programming skills (e.g., FORTRAN) and shell
scripting under Unix/Linux environments, and extensive plotting and
mapping capability are crucial. Good oral and written communication
skills in English as demonstrated by a publication record are also

The work will be conducted at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The tentative start
date is September 1, 2011 but is negotiable. The initial appointment
is for 2 years with the possibility of renewal. To apply, applicants
should send a CV, a letter of motivation, and a list of relevant
publications to Dr. Kelly Chance (<>) or
Dr. Xiong Liu (<>).

Dr. Xiong Liu
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-50
Cambridge, MA 02138

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