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[Met-jobs] Postdoc on air quality-climate extremes at MIT

From "Colette L. Heald" <heald@MIT.EDU>
To met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk
Date Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:04:08 -0400

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION AT MIT to investigate the linkages between climate and air quality extremes. The candidate will join a diverse research group at MIT which studies the composition and chemistry of the global atmosphere and the interactions of these with air quality and climate (http://web.mit.edu/heald/www). Major goals and responsibility of the position include testing the fidelity of and investigating the relationships between air quality and climate extremes in climate models (CESM and WRF), developing applications of extreme value statistics to this problem, communicating and collaborating with a team focused on observational analysis of extreme events, presenting results at scientific conferences and preparing papers for scholarly journals.

REQUIREMENTS: a PhD in atmospheric science, engineering, physics, chemistry, or related field, experience with global or regional modeling  of atmospheric chemistry or climate, highly effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a research team.  Experience with statistical analysis also desired.

The position is open immediately with an anticipated start date prior to February 1, 2013. Initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal for second year depending upon performance. Additional details about the position are available by contacting Professor Colette Heald at heald@mit.edu.

In addition to applying online (http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=631&ji=2630783&sn=I), applicants should send a single pdf including cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references directly to Professor Heald. For full consideration please submit application materials by August 15, 2012.
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Colette L. Heald, Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139

heald@mit.edu | http://cee.mit.edu/heald | tel: 617-324-5666



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