Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Pullman, Washington. Small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community.
Salary
$52,000.00 plus benefits
Posted
Oct 02, 2018
Closes
Nov 01, 2018
Ref
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

NOTICE OF VACANCY

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Postdoctoral Position

Washington State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) invite applications for a post-doctoral researcher on the Pullman campus with an effective start date as early as November 1, 2018.  Funding has been identified for one year and further extension is possible.  This position is part of WSU’s effort to build a diverse faculty; female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Candidates are sought with expertise in numerical modeling related to air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and climate change at urban to regional scales.  The successful applicant must have experience with WRF, WRF-Chem, and/or CMAQ or comparable modeling systems.  The researcher will contribute to the operation and enhancement of the WSU AIRPACT air quality forecast system and with various related regional modeling projects.  The successful applicant will also coordinate two funded summer undergraduate research programs related to air quality and climate change and renewable energy research. 

Position requirements include:

1)  expertise with urban to regional scale meteorological and atmospheric chemistry & transport models (WRF, WRF-Chem, and/or CMAQ), and their applications to air quality, atmospheric chemistry, and/or climate change,

2)  research accomplishments reflecting graduate student/postdoctoral efforts, demonstrated by peer reviewed publications,

3)  Ph.D. or equivalent degree earned in a relevant science or engineering field, and

4)  interest in mentoring undergraduates and coordinating their full-time summer research experience.  

Other desirable qualifications include experience with: emissions preparation, remote sensing and in situ observations applied to evaluation and improvement of models and forecast systems, machine learning applied to air quality. 

Applicants should apply online at https://www.wsujobs.com by submitting the following: a cover letter, a detailed resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of five references with contact information.  Screening of candidates will begin October 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.

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