Atmospheric Chemistry Postdoctoral Associate
The MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks an Atmospheric Chemistry Postdoctoral Associate to work with Professor Colette Heald on investigating the linkages between climate and air quality extremes. Will join a diverse research group at MIT which studies the composition and chemistry of the global atmosphere and the interactions of these with air quality and climate (http://web.mit.edu/heald/www). Major goals and responsibilities of the position include testing the fidelity of and investigating the relationships between air quality and climate extremes in climate models (CESM and WRF), developing applications of extreme value statistics to this problem, communicating and collaborating with a team focused on observational analysis of extreme events, presenting results at scientific conferences, and preparing papers for scholarly journals.
A Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering, physics, chemistry, or related field; experience with global or regional modeling of atmospheric chemistry or climate; highly effective oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work as part of a research team. Experience with statistical analysis also desired.
The position is open immediately with an anticipated start date prior to February 1, 2013. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for second year depending upon performance. Additional details about the position are available by contacting Professor Colette Heald.
To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest through the online portal at Jobs at MIT (MIT-00008862). Apply by August 15, 2012 for full consideration. In addition to applying online, applicants should send a single pdf including cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references directly to Professor Heald (email@example.com).
(Opening announced 7/11/2012.)