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CIRES/NOAA GML Trace Gas Observing Systems Research Scientist Print

University of Colorado at Boulder CIRES Department
University of Colorado, Boulder
$70,000- $105,000
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is seeking a Research Scientist to support the NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory's (GML) Technology Transitions, Engineering, and Applications (TTEA) division. Within the broader GML mission of conducting research that addresses three major challenges: greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols and surface radiation, and stratospheric ozone recovery, the TTEA division aims to advance observing capabilities for direct measurements of atmospheric trace gases to enhance a) global and regional scale carbon emissions and/or uptake detection, b) model and satellite evaluation used to understand trends and variability of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances and c) the understanding of tropospheric and stratospheric composition feedbacks on earth’s radiation budget in a changing climate.


The TTEA division develops, implements and/or transitions to operations innovative atmospheric observing platforms, instruments, and sampling techniques to fulfill this mission. We collaborate across GML to provide new technologies and measurement capabilities for field campaigns and for the Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network (GGGRN), an international measurement effort that includes regular discrete sampling from NOAA/GML baseline observatories and cooperative fixed sites, as well as mobile aircraft, balloon, UAS and ship-based platforms. A two-year full-time position is available, with the possibility for extension based on performance and funding availability.



CIRES is an internationally recognized leader in innovative environmental science and research and is located at the University of Colorado Boulder. At CIRES, more than 800 environmental science professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES has partnered with NOAA since 1967, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid Earth sciences, and more. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system. 


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