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CIRES/CSD Aerosol Mass Spectrometry Research Scientist


Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Chemical Processes and Instrument Development (CPID) program is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to work on the development of particle total nitrogen- and carbon measurement instrumentation and methods using model and ambient aerosol samples. 

Who We Are

At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

In the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), of the NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory, researchers build instruments to make precise measurements, conduct laboratory experiments, design and operate field missions, analyze observations, and use sophisticated computer models to better understand how our changing atmosphere is influencing climate – and therefore people.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The development of particle total nitrogen- and carbon measurement instrumentation and methods using model and ambient aerosol samples.

What You Should Know

The position is in CIRES, but the position will work in the David Skaggs Research Center, in the Chemical Sciences Division, at 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305.

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Engaged. Be Visionary. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Science, or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • Candidates should have hands-on experience with aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS).

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with particle production methods and size measurement techniques and instrumentation is desired.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover letter briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Proof of degree in either a transcript confirming highest degree or a copy of diploma.
  4. List of contact information for 3 references who would be willing to write a recommendation letter if you are selected as the finalist.
    • If you are selected as the finalist, we will contact you through email and request that you submit 1 name and email of a reference who will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation (can be one of the 3 noted above). This information will be kept confidential and viewable only the search committee.
Screening will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Nancy Lathrop

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