Environment and Climate Change Canada, Air Quality Research Division: Post-Doctoral Position
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Air Quality Research Division invites applications for the position of an NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories (Post-Doctoral Fellow) for a one year term with the possibility of renewal for up to 2 additional years upon mutual
The focus of the research will be two-fold: (1) the effect of mixing state on the heterogeneous oxidation of organic aerosol compounds and (2) the effect of metallic aerosol components on organic aerosol chemistry and associated human health impacts.
The work will involve focused laboratory studies with the use of flow tubes and/or smog chambers, and advanced gas and aerosol instrumentation (HR-ToF-AMS, HR-ToF-CIMS, HR-ToF-PTR-MS, SMPS). The successful candidate will work closely with scientists at Environment
Canada and may collaborate with scientists at Health Canada and academia.
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,
such as Aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS), Proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS), Chemical Ionization Mass spectrometry (CIMS), and SMPS is recommended, but not essential. Experience with computer programming (IGOR Pro), or complex data analysis
is also highly desirable. .
The successful candidate must have the ability 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, their date of availability and contact information for 2 references to Dr. John Liggio by e-mail (John.Liggio@canada.ca
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 prior to their selection for the position. Applications to the
inventory can be made through the link below, once selected.
Review of applications will begin immediately. However, candidates who anticipate graduating with a Ph.D. in the next 6-8 months will also be considered.
To be eligible, the candidate must have obtained a PhD within the past 5 yrs. Environment and Climate Change Canada's Air Quality Research Division studies the chemistry and physics of the atmosphere as it pertains to a variety of atmospheric pollution
John Liggio, Research Scientist | Chercheur scientifique
Air Quality Research Division | Division de la recherche en qualité de l'air
Environment and Climate Change Canada | Environnement et Changement climatique Canada
4905 Dufferin Street | 4905, rue Dufferin
Toronto ON Canada M3H 5T4
Telephone | Téléphone 416-739-4840 / Facsimile | Télécopieur 416-739-4281
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada