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CIRES/ NOAA CSD Aerosol Mass Spectrometrist (Research Associate)

Requisition Number:

24858

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date published:

13-Mar-2020

Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories (ESRL) Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) have an immediate opening for a highly motivated Research Associate to work on the development of particle total nitrogen- and carbon-measurement instrumentation and methods using model and ambient aerosol samples. This appointment will be at the Research Scientist I career track level. 

The position is with the Chemical Processes and Instrument Development Group.

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. 

https://cires.colorado.edu/

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 execute field missions, analyze observations, and use sophisticated computer models to better understand how our changing atmosphere is influencing climate - and therefore people. 

https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/

 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  1. Designing, planning, and performing laboratory experiments.
  2. Analyzing data and interpreting results.
  3. Maintenance and development of laboratory equipment.
  4. Preparation of manuscripts and presentations for scientific meetings and peer-reviewed journals.

What You Should Know

  • If you are the selected finalist you will be required to pass a federal laboratory background clearance for site access.
  • This position will be rostered in CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder, but will be physically situated in the David Skaggs Research Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305.

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Benefits

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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What We Require

  • A PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Science, or related field is required. 
  • Hands-on experience with aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS).

What You Will Need

  • Experience with particle production methods and size measurement techniques and instrumentation are required.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. List of contact information for 3 references who will be willing to write a confidential Letter of Recommendation for you. 
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain posted until filled. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Carsten Warneke

Posting Contact Email: Carsten.Warneke@noaa.gov

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.