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[Met-jobs] Research Scientist at Rwanda Station. MIT Center for Global Change Science

From Ronald G Prinn <rprinn@MIT.EDU>
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Date Wed, 6 Aug 2014 17:49:29 +0000

Research Scientist for Rwanda Station, Center for Global Change Science, Rwanda-MIT Climate Change Observatory Project.  Rwanda and MIT are collaborating to build a world-class observatory on Mt. Karisimbi measuring climate change, and the atmospheric gases forcing climate change, to ultimately be run by Rwandan researchers. The Station Chief Scientist (SCS) will provide scientific leadership for the station and supervise equipment installation and operation with the aid of Rwandan station technicians and other station affiliates. Mt. Karisimbi will join the multi-national Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) network. This new site can measure air coming from Rwanda and many other nations within and beyond Africa. While a new cable car is built to access the 4500-meter summit, an interim observatory has been set up on Mt. Mugogo for testing and training. Instruments so far acquired include a weather station, a pyranometer, and 3 optical analyzers to measure CO2, CO, CH4, N2O, H2O and O3. Next will be an AGAGE Medusa GC-MS that will measure over 50 other greenhouse gases and air pollutants. In order to construct the new Medusa, as well as supervise the Rwandan station, the SCS will reside partly in Rwanda and partly at MIT. The SCS will attend international AGAGE meetings to connect the evolving Rwandan Observatory with the AGAGE community. Through internet and other access the SCS will provide continuous supervision of the station, even when not resident. The SCS will join the large atmospheric chemistry community at MIT.

Requirements: Ph.D. in atmospheric or related science and prior experience with complex atmospheric instrumentation and with interpreting measurements. Salary will depend on experience and required qualifications.

Qualified scientists should apply on line at jobs at MIT:, Job ID 11255,and also e-mail their Curriculum Vitae, names and addresses of three professional references and a brief statement of research interests to Professor Ronald G. Prinn, Bldg. 54-1312, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A. (e-mail: In addition, applicants should arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by referees to the same address. All materials must be received by September 30, 2014. More information can be obtained from,, and


Ronald G. Prinn
TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science
Director, Center for Global Change Science
Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 54-1312
Cambridge, MA  02139
Tel. 617.253.2452
Fax 617.253.0354

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