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Re: [Met-jobs] Post doctoral position at Environment Canada

From "Liggio,John [Ontario]" <>
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Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:45:02 -0400

Title: RE: Post doctoral position at 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 possibility of renewal for up to 2 additional years upon mutual agreement.  

The research will focus on two components:
(1) The analysis of data obtained from recent laboratory experiments where the partitioning of primary diesel engine exhaust vapors onto pre-existing seed particles, and under various dilution conditions was studied. These experiments were conducted as part of a Canadian Government funded initiative to better characterize vehicle emissions and the effect of changing technologies through the Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD;  The goals of the research are to develop a quantitative understanding of the chemical and physical evolution of light duty diesel engine primary emissions upon dilution in atmosphere.

(2) Speciation and Transformation of Oil Sands emissions as part of a larger integrated Oil Sands Monitoring plan (  This study will focus on the emission and transformation of Oil Sands pollutants through focused laboratory and field experiments.  The goal of this project is to develop an quantitative understanding of the chemical transformation/evolution of OS emissions resulting in improved emission inputs into AQ models for the region, and new model parameterizations describing pollutant transformations.

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 operation, Aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS), SMPS, SP2, computer programming, and/or complex data analysis is highly desirable. Prior experience with field measurements is also 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 publish in the peer-reviewed literature is essential.

Qualified candidates are requested to send their curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications and conference presentations, contact information for 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. Shao-Meng Li 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.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

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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