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Re: [Met-jobs] Post doctoral position at the Air Quality Research Division of Environment Canada

From "Liggio,John [Ontario]" <>
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Date Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:33:43 -0400

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

The research encompasses deployment of an iodide ion chemical ionization mass spectrometer (CIMS) for measurements of peroxycarboxylic nitric anhydrides and nitryl chloride on Environment Canada aircraft during upcoming field campaigns in the Oil Sands region of Alberta, Canada.  Method development related to chemical ionization mass spectrometry techniques will also be a key component of this position.  The goals of this project are to improve the understanding of the evolution of nitrogen containing compounds and associated reservoir species in Oil Sands related plumes. The successful candidate will work closely with university collaborators and scientists at Environment Canada.

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. 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. 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.

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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