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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 120984
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doc Assoc
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: CMNS-Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and NOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) are seeking an atmospheric scientist (Post Doctoral Associate or Faculty Assistant) at the University of Maryland Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) to work with the Air Chemistry group at ARL Headquarters in the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. The successful candidate will perform atmospheric chemistry research related to weather and air quality forecasting and possess a broad range of knowledge and skills including emission science, atmospheric chemistry modeling, high performance computing, satellite data analysis and superior communication abilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or related subject with a strong background in atmospheric chemistry modeling.

• Proficiency with or ability to learn US EPA’s National Emissions Inventory (NEI) and associated emission software, including SMOKE, MOVES, BEIS and R-LINE.
• Familiarity with the Community Emissions Data System (CEDS), the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) and other global emissions systems.
• Extensive experience using 3-D atmospheric chemistry models such as CMAQ, WRF-Chem, CAMx, Geos-Chem or others for analyses and research applications and proficiency in tropospheric chemistry.
• Familiarity with satellite data related to air quality and atmospheric chemistry and the ability to handle large data sets.
• Experience in analyzing air composition measurements from monitoring networks and field campaigns.
• Proficiency in high performance computing, coupling frameworks and Python data analysis and graphics.


• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
• Excellent analytical and programming skills and ability to interpret complex results.
• Team oriented but with an ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to multi-task and complete assignments in a timely manner.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/12/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/15/2018
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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