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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Position in the Air Quality Research Division of Environment Canada

From "Liggio,John [Ontario]" <>
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Date Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:44:48 -0500

Title: Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Position in the Air Quality Research Division of Environment Canada

Environment Canada, Air Quality Research Division: Post-Doctoral Position

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Air Quality Research Division invites applications for the position of Visiting Fellow (Post-Doctoral Fellow) for a one year term with the expectation of renewal for up to 2 additional years upon satisfactory performance. 

The position will focus on heterogeneous and liquid phase reactions among reduced nitrogen species, VOCs, inorganic and carbonaceous particles. The goals of this project are to improve the understanding of (1) secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation mechanisms, and (2) primary particle processing, through focused laboratory and field studies. The project will involve the use of flow tubes and/or smog chambers, with advanced gas and aerosol instrumentation (AMS, CIMS, SMPS) to study the interactions between organic gases and aerosols under realistic atmospheric conditions. Field studies exploring the transformation of primary and secondary aerosols will also be conducted.

A Ph.D. in chemistry, atmospheric sciences, environmental engineering, or a related discipline is required. Demonstrated skills in experimental atmospheric chemistry/physics are also required. Experience with advanced gas and aerosol instrumentation use (Chemical ionization mass spectrometry (CIMS), Aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS), SMPS), computer programming, and/or complex data analysis is highly desirable.

The successful candidate must have the ability to travel to field studies for periods of up to 6 weeks, to work in a team environment and with multiple collaborators.  A demonstrated ability to write papers for peer-reviewed publication is essential.

Qualified candidates are requested to send their curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications and conference presentations, contact information for 2-3 references, a one-page cover letter indicating their date of availability and describing how their knowledge and experience are aligned with the position, to Dr. John Liggio by e-mail (

Successful candidates must be included in the inventory of Canada's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program.  Applications to the inventory can be made through the link below.

To be eligible, the candidate must have obtained a PhD within the past 5 yrs. Environment Canada's Air Quality Research Division studies the chemistry and physics of the atmosphere as it pertains to a variety of atmospheric pollution problems.

John Liggio, Research Scientist
Process Research Section, Air Quality Research Division
Atmospheric Science & Technology Directorate
Science & Technology Branch
Environment Canada
4905 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario  M3H 5T4
T: 416 739-4840  F: 416 739-4281
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