|From||Anders Lindfors <email@example.com>|
|Date||Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:29:04 +0300|
Post doctoral position in aerosol lidar research Job description Finnish Meteorological Institute’s (FMI) Kuopio Unit is a research and weather service unit located at the campus of the University of Eastern Finland. Our main research focus is atmospheric aerosol particles, and their climate and health effects. Currently we invite applications for a post doctoral position in aerosol lidar research. The position is for 1 year (with a possible extension) starting from 1st January 2012 (negotiable). FMI is operating a PollyXT Raman lidar, three scanning Halo doppler / depol lidars and numerous Vaisala ceilometers. The Raman lidar has collected one-year data sets from India and South Africa, and in 2011 the lidars will be deployed in Finland. The tasks of the successful candidate, in co-operation with FMI scientists, will include: maintenance of the lidar systems, evaluation of the lidar and supporting data, preparing scientific publications and retrieval algorithm development, especially automated and near real-time products. Qualifications Candidates must have a PhD in natural or computational sciences, ideally in the area of atmospheric or climate sciences, physics or engineering. In addition, strong experience of lidar data evaluation, computational skills and fluency in English are essential for this post, and experience with lidar microphysical retrievals algorithms is highly desirable. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated scientist with good communication and organizational skills who is able to carry out independent research as well as work as a part of a team. To apply To apply, please send your CV completed with a list of publications, two letters of reference and a brief statement of research interests to <firstname.lastname@example.org> (and cc’d to<email@example.com>) by 30th September 2011 at 2pm (EET). Please title your application mail “Lidar Post Doc”. For more details, please contact Head of Group, Senior Research Scientist Mika Komppula (<firstname.lastname@example.org>, +358-50-520 7500).
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