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

From "Liggio,John [Ontario]" <>
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Date Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:46:13 -0500

Title: RE: Post-doctoral position available at Environment 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 between particle phase organics, SVOCs, metallic nanoparticles, and atmospheric oxidants. The goals of this project are to improve the understanding of (1) heterogeneous processing of aerosols in the atmosphere and (2) secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation mechanisms as a function of seed particle composition.  This will be achieved 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 etc…) to study the interactions between organic gases and aerosols under realistic atmospheric conditions.

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, familiarity with IGOR Pro, and/or complex data analysis is highly desirable.

The successful candidate must have the ability 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 contact information for 2-3 references, 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  |  Chercheur scientifique

Air Quality Research Division | Division de la recherche en qualité de l'air

Environment Canada | Environnement Canada

4905 Dufferin Street | 4905, rue Dufferin

Toronto ON Canada M3H 5T4

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