NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity,
vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by
delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and
This position is subject to the availability of funding. The
incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal
notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.
Join an exciting Northern Arizona University research team
in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona doing cutting-edge research on
merging local air pollution (CAPs) emissions with greenhouse gas
emissions. This postdoctoral position will perform research on
quantification and analysis of air quality emissions (the criteria
air pollutants) at fine space/time scales in the US. This is an
ongoing effort to incorporate local air pollution emissions onto
the Vulcan fossil fuel CO2 emissions platform ( https://vulcan.rc.nau.edu/
analysis of the co-benefits and trade-offs resulting from combine
emissions mitigation policy. The position intersects the
disciplines of carbon cycle science, spatial analysis, air
pollution emissions/chemistry, informatics, and emissions
Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly
self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought.
The position is a full-time appointment with an anticipated start
date between 1/1/2023 and 6/1/2023.
Research & Publications - 85%
- Research into US regulated criteria air pollution emissions and
application to the existing Vulcan emissions platform at NAU.
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals related to research are
- Internal publication and documentation expected.
- Data archive and codebase development for said research
- Keeps detailed records of experiments, data, and analyses.
- Presents project results to internal and external parties at
regular meetings, seminars, and conferences.
- Performs statistical analyses, including selecting the
appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis,
judging validity and reliability of data, designing, and writing
programs to perform analyses, and producing written reports on the
result of the analyses.
- Effectively uses available technology to facilitate the success
of the project.
- Submits proposals for external funding.
Co-PI Responsibilities - 10%
- As part of all postdoc mentoring, postdoc is expected to
contribute to proposals, ideally as a co-PI.
Other - 5%
- Other duties as assigned.
- PhD in a field related to position (e.g., Informatics, Civil
Engineering, Ecological/Environmental Sciences) from an accredited
college or university
- Experience with local air pollution reporting and
quantification and analysis
- Experience with geospatial statistics
- Strong numerical analysis abilities
- R/python programming experience
- Experience with large volume data environments and related
- Knowledge and experience working with the National Emissions
- Carbon accounting/footprinting experience
- GIS experience
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Knowledge of the use of laboratory/field instruments and
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject
- Organizational and project management skills.
- Leadership, coordination, and/or supervision skills.
- Data collection, processing and analysis.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel,
- Highly motivated to perform research in a collaborative
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
- Communicates effectively.
- Possesses strong problem solving, organizational, and
- Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination
requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal
court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent
executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees
of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For
current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please
visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the
state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal
E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new
employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year
Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report
. The report is a result
of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery
reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed
calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU
uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report
crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual
Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this
campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire
safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing
and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you
would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the
NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Anticipated salary range is $54,779 - $68,474. Annual salary
commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis, renewable
each fiscal year for a maximum of 4 renewals (5 years) according to
terms of the Arizona Board of Regents' Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service
. NAU offers
an excellent benefit package to Post-Doctoral Scholars including
generous health, dental and vision insurance; 10 days of vacation
and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified family members. New employees are eligible for benefits
on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment,
after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their
start date to enroll in benefits. Participation in NAU retirement
plans is not available to Post-Doctoral Scholars. More information
on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity
for professional development. New
employee on-boarding training
includes courses to be completed
within the first 30 days.
January 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on
this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the
"Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you
need assistance completing your application there are instructions
available on the Human Resources website
or in person in the
Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus
- on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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