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[Met-jobs] U Montana and NUIST joint postdoctoral position to study smoke plume chemistry - DUE 5/15

From "Hu, Lu" <>
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Date Thu, 5 Apr 2018 05:52:20 +0000

Dear colleagues - Please help us spread the word. Thank you so much. Lu

Two-year postdoctoral fellow position in atmospheric chemistry to study the 
smoke plume chemistry. University of Montana and Nanjing University for 
Information Science & Technology (NUIST) have a joint postdoc position open to 
study the smoke plume chemistry in wildfires. The successful candidate will 
participate the WE-CAN field campaign (Western wildfire Experiment for Cloud 
chemistry, Aerosol absorption and Nitrogen) and involve in volatile organic 
compound (VOC) measurements using a PTR-TOF-MS in the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft. 
Subsequent post-campaign data analysis of the WE-CAN observations will focus on 
1) both traditionally measured and previously unidentified VOCs; 2) chemical 
production and loss of secondary pollutants and oxidants; and 3) constraining 
current understanding of chemical mechanism in the fire plume. The candidate 
will also have opportunities to participate ongoing air quality projects at 

The candidate will be supported with an annual salary of RMB 200,000-300,000 
(about USD 32,000-47,000; dependent upon experience and qualifications), with 
vast opportunities for professional developments at both institutes, and will 
split time evenly between the U.S. and China. She/he will lead the related 
publication(s), presenting results at international conferences, and have 
opportunities to supervise graduate students and assist proposal developments 
for seeking funding from agencies in both U.S. and China. The postdoctoral 
fellow will be co-advised by Prof. Lu Hu (U. Montana) and Prof. Yanlin Zhang 
(NUIST), and will work closely with the dynamic WE-CAN science team 
( with collaborators from 
Colorado State U, CU-Boulder, U Washington, U Wyoming, and NCAR.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in atmospheric chemistry or related 
field, and have significant experience in scientific programing for advanced 
data analysis. Experience with either chemical modeling or mass spectrometry 
would be an asset, but not required. Interested applicants can send a detailed 
CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 
references to Professors Hu ( and Zhang 
( The position is open immediately and 
applications submitted by May 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Ideally 
the successful candidate will be able to join the WE-CAN field deployment (July 
22-September 1), but the exact starting date is negotiable.

Lu Hu
Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Univ. of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 | 406-243-4231

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