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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Positions in ‘Atmospheric Aerosol Modeling’

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:01:56 +0000

Postdoctoral Positions in ‘Atmospheric Aerosol Modeling’

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) invites applications for 
postdoctoral positions to conduct research in the area of atmospheric aerosol 
process representation in ECCC’s operational air quality prediction model 
GEM-MACH (Global Environmental Multiscale - Modelling Air quality and 
CHemistry). GEM-MACH is a fine to large scale comprehensive air quality model 
containing a full description of atmospheric chemistry, aerosols and 
meteorological processes. The selected candidates will join the air quality 
modeling and research group at ECCC and contribute to the development of the 
next generation aerosol module for GEM-MACH. The new aerosol module is driven 
by the need to capture up-to-date advancements in the science, improve air 
quality predictions, develop a fully interactive 
meteorology-composition-chemistry model and address aerosols related 
outstanding science issues including aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction.

Candidates should hold Ph. D. in Atmospheric science or a related field.  
In-depth knowledge and experience in one or more atmospheric aerosol process 
parameterizations (i.e., new particle formation, coagulation, gas-particle mass 
transfer, particle thermodynamics, secondary organic aerosol formation, 
heterogeneous chemistry, cloud droplet/ice particle formation/evaporation, and 
aerosol dynamics and mixing-state representation) and strong computer 
programming skills are essential. Air quality, climate or weather prediction 
numerical modeling skills would be advantageous to the positions.  An ideal 
candidate will be a highly motivated, creative and independent researcher.

The postdoctoral positions are administered by Natural Sciences and Engineering 
Research Council (NSERC) under the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government 
Laboratories (VF) Program for Canadian government research institutions. The 
fellowship offers attractive salary commensurate with experience, excellent 
work environment and opportunity to work with research groups in Canadian 
government research institutions to promising emerging scientists and 
engineers. NSERC-VF policy requires that postdoctoral fellowship appointments 
be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five 
years. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for 
a second and third year.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their Curriculum Vitae, names 
and contact information of two-three references and any inquiries by email to: 
ashu.dastoor@canada.ca<mailto:ashu.dastoor@canada.ca>. In addition, the 
interested candidates should complete the application for NSERC-VF on the 
following website, noting the desired site for the fellowship as Environment 
and Climate Change Canada, Air Quality Research Division, Air Quality Modelling 
and Integration Section – Dorval. 
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pd-np/laboratories-laboratoires/index_eng.asp

Dr. Ashu Dastoor, ashu.dastoor@canada.ca<mailto:ashu.dastoor@canada.ca>
Senior Research Scientist
Air Quality Modeling and Integration Research Section
Air Quality Research Division
Science and Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
2121 Trans-Canada Hwy, 5th floor
Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9P 1J3

Attachment: Aerosol Modeling Postdoctal Positions 2016.pdf
Description: Aerosol Modeling Postdoctal Positions 2016.pdf



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