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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral research position on regional air quality modeling, UCLA

From Pablo Saide <>
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:48 -0700

The UCLA’s department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences ( seeks a postdoctoral scholar to support modeling activities of FIREX-AQ, a joint NOAA/NASA field program to better study the atmospheric effects of wildland and agricultural fires in the U.S. Anticipated duties include leading the development, testing, deployment and evaluation of a prediction system to forecast biomass burning smoke that constraints emissions in near-real time using satellite retrievals, coordinating multiple air quality forecasting systems provided by other institutions to support flight planning and perform post-campaign analysis, participating in the field deployment, and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.


Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, physics, engineering, or a related field, strong quantitative and programming skills, experience on running air quality models and analyzing their output, knowledge on data assimilation and/or inverse modeling, and strong scientific writing skills.


Applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, three references, and a one page summary of recent work and interests as a single PDF document to Prof. Pablo Saide ( This appointment is for one year, renewable for up to three years pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The position is available starting immediately but the start date is flexible. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


For more information about Prof. Pablo Saide’s research group please visit


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: <>.

Pablo Saide, Assistant Professor
Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (AOS) and
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Math Sciences Building 7234
Phone: 310 825 4432

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