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Postdoctoral Researcher

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2023

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Postdoctoral Researcher

About the Opportunity

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in High Resolution Air Quality Forecasting. Specific job duties include: enhance high resolution forecasting capability of the National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC) based on the Rapid Refresh Forecast System (RRFS) coupled with the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system (RRFS-CMAQ) (both offline and inline coupled) for high resolution operational forecasting; assist the project P.I. in completing various research tasks, project reports, and proposals as well as meeting technical requirements and deadlines; and disseminate research results at national/international conferences and high-impact journal papers. In addition to university collaborators, there will be opportunities to collaborate with the scientists from the NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), NOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL), and the US EPA.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in environmental/chemical engineering, atmospheric sciences, or closely related field with a strong interdisciplinary background in atmospheric chemistry, air quality, cloud/aerosol microphysics and chemistry, climate/meteorology, and emission processing and modeling. Required experiences include: the development, improvement, application, and evaluation of 3-D atmospheric models such as RRFS-CMAQ, WRF/CMAQ, and WRF/Chem; handling large observational data-sets from various platforms including surface networks, field campaigns, and satellites; familiar with FORTRAN 90/C++ and parallel computing on Linux computer and supercomputer systems; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Documents include

Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Research Statement

References (3 required)

Sample Journal Papers (1-2)

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. please contact Dr. Yang Zhang at

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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