CIRES/NOAA CSL Visiting Researcher

Employer
University of Colorado Boulder
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Visiting Researcher (1313) within the Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratories (ESRL) in Boulder, Colorado. The researcher will work with federal and university employees to design and analyze laboratory studies and perform molecular level theoretical chemistry calculations to investigate the atmospheric processing of compounds related to sulfur chemistry and biomass burning. CSL is a world-class leader in atmospheric chemistry research using state-of-the-art instrumentation and methods such as pulsed laser photolysis-laser induced fluorescence, cavity ring-down spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and chemical ionization mass spectrometry. The ideal candidate will perform molecular theoretical calculations that support NOAA and CIRES air quality and climate goals.

We seek an individual with demonstrated expertise in molecular level theoretical chemistry calculations and laboratory studies, investigating how oceanic emissions of sulfur compounds and biomass burning emissions affect atmospheric processes. It is also desired that the applicant have a record of publications in the peer-reviewed literature, and experience presenting his/her research at scientific meetings. A PhD in the field of physics, chemistry, atmospheric science, or an equivalent closely-related field is required.

The hire will be made at the level of a Visiting Researcher (1313) for a period of two months (1 June 2021 to 31 July 2021). Salary will be $6917/mo.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system. In the Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) of the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories, researchers build instruments to make precise measurements, conduct laboratory experiments, design and execute field missions, analyze observations, and use sophisticated computer models to better understand how our changing atmosphere is influencing climate – and therefore people.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Process, analyze, and interpret data from laboratory chemical kinetics experiments.
  • Collaborate with laboratory researchers on design and interpretation of laboratory kinetics experiments.
  • Perform computational quantum chemical analyses of atmospheric processes important to the composition of the troposphere.
  • Use computational studies to determine the reaction rates and branching fractions of atmospheric reactions of trace gases.
  • Summarize results in scientific manuscripts and conference presentations.


What You Should Know

This is a temporary position scheduled for June 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021.

What We Can Offer

$6,917/month for two months total (this is a temporary 2 month appointment).

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • PhD in physics, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in computational quantum chemistry.
  • Demonstrated expertise investigating how oceanic emissions of sulfur compounds and biomass burning emissions affect atmospheric processes.
  • Background in data analysis and statistics.


What We Would Like You To Have

It is desired that the applicant have a record of publications in the peer-reviewed literature, and experience presenting his/her research at scientific meetings.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

Please apply by May 5, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu


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