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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position on Arctic pollution modeling (LATMOS, Paris, France)

Date Fri, 5 Jul 2013 15:02:40 +0200

Post-Doctoral Position on
Chemical Transport Modeling of Arctic Air Pollution

The LATMOS ( ) laboratory, located at the
University Pierre and Marie Curie in the center of Paris (Jussieu campus),
invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher funded by the European
Union to start in fall 2013.

The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of the European Union funded
ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society, ) project, with a focus on understanding Arctic
atmospheric composition and anthropogenic impacts in the region. The
overarching goals of ACCESS are to evaluate climate impacts in the Arctic
on marine transportation, fisheries, marine mammals, and the extraction of
hydrocarbons over the next 20 years, with particular attention on
environmental sensitivities and sustainability. Work at LATMOS focuses on
quantification of the impact of local emissions (shipping, resource
extraction) and transport of remote mid-latitude pollution on present-day
and future air composition in the Arctic. The LATMOS team participated in
an aircraft campaign (conducted in cooperation with the German Aerospace
Center (DLR) in summer 2012) to study local Arctic emissions and plume
dispersion from shipping and oil/gas extraction activities. The
post-doctoral researcher will use a chemical-aerosol transport model
(WRF-Chem), run at regional to hemispheric scales, to analyze campaign
data and examine the impact of anthropogenic emissions on ozone and
aerosols in the Arctic.

The position is open for 12 months initially with the possibility of an
extension until the end of the ACCESS project and/or as part of a recently
accepted EU project, ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate and Economics in the Arctic).
ICE-ARC aims to improve our understanding about the disappearance of
summer Arctic sea-ice and its climate, economic and social impacts. The
LATMOS contribution includes data analysis and modeling of new aerosol
observations that will be collected in the Arctic Ocean as well as the
study of feedbacks involving atmospheric composition-radiation-clouds.

Qualifications and requirements for the position:
- PhD in atmospheric sciences, atmospheric chemistry, or a similar field
- Experience in atmospheric chemistry modeling / analysis of atmospheric
observations / pollutant emissions
- Programming skills in Unix/Linux, Fortran, and scientific visualization
programs (Matlab, IDL, and/or NCL)
- Good English language and writing skills
- Willingness to work in an international framework, and to attend
project/international meetings

Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. To apply, please send a detailed CV (including a
list of publications), a letter of motivation in English, and the email
addresses of two academic referees to:

Kathy Law:
Claire Granier:

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