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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Position - PARABLE Balloon Project (University of Toronto)

From Kaley Walker <>
Date Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:45:16 -0400

Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
Postdoctoral position in Atmospheric FTIR Spectrometry
The PAyload for Remote sounding of the Atmosphere using Balloon Limb Experiments (PARABLE) Project

A post-doctoral position (PDF) is available from Fall 2014 (potentially from 1 October 2014) in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto.  This one-year (with the possibility of renewal) position is in the field of infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy for atmospheric remote sounding.  The PDF will be part of a team developing a new payload for solar occultation measurements from a high-altitude balloon platform to measure profiles of trace gases and aerosols.  The PDF will be responsible for the operation of a high-resolution infrared Fourier transform spectrometer.  The position is based in Toronto, Canada and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Kaley Walker and Dr. Pierre Fogal. This position will involve travel and extended field work.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant area of physics or chemistry and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated scientific and technical skills (e.g. construction and operation of field or laboratory instrumentation) and programming experience with Python, C/C++, and Linux are required for this position.  Strong preference will be given to those candidates with expertise in atmospheric science and an understanding of spectral modelling and retrieval theory.  Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team.

Applicants should send a CV, application letter and the names of at least two references to Prof. Kaley Walker at:  The one-page application letter should address their qualifications and suitability for the PDF position.

To be considered for this position, complete applications must arrive by 1 September 2014.

Dr. Kaley A. Walker
Associate Professor
Department of Physics, University of Toronto
60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7
Tel:    (416) 978 8218
FAX:    (416) 978 8905

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