November 2011
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:32:47 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoctoral Fellow, UV-B Monitoring and Research Program (UVMRP),
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, CSU

The USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program at the Natural Resource
Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University seeks a full-time
Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful applicant will join a team of
scientists, engineers, and programmers and conduct research related to
the interaction of aerosols and gases with UV and visible solar
radiation. This position is supported by a USDA grant that funds the
UVMRP and operation of a UV and visible radiation monitoring network
that collects direct, diffuse and total solar radiation at 37 locations
in the US, Canada and New Zealand.


The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric
Science, Applied Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline. The
applicant should understand important processes affecting the transfer
of solar radiation in the atmosphere. A familiarity with radiation
transport models is desirable as well as a basic understanding of the
role of radiation in climate change scenarios. A background that
includes the measurement of atmospheric radiation or processing of
radiation data is preferred. The applicant should have a background that
includes basic knowledge of the interaction of solar radiation and with
aerosols and proficiency in one of the common programming languages such
as FORTRAN, C, C++, IDL, or MATLAB, and have good written communication

This long-term program has been running for over 17 years, funding of
the position is dependent upon continued federal support that is renewed
on an annual basis. The position will be filled based on qualifications
with a salary in the range of $40,000 to $48,000 per year with benefits.
Start date will be as soon as practical upon selection of a candidate.
This detailed job description can be found at
<> under Latest News. To apply, send a PDF
of your CV, statement of research interest cover letter that addresses
qualifications listed in job announcement and list of publications and
three references by e-mail to <>; or
a hard copy of all documents to Rita Deike, Program Assistant, USDA UV-B
Monitoring and Research Program, Colorado State University, 419 Canyon
Avenue, Suite 226, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2671. Applications will be
considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should
submit by 5:00 pm MST, on November 30, 2011, for full consideration.
Availability for an in person interview is required.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor
vehicle history.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender,
disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or
gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to
achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado
State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding
non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal
Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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