Research Associate for Aerosol Microphysics

Published: 8 August 2019

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct laboratory experiments to investigate microphysical, optical, hygroscopic, and cloud-nucleating properties of black carbon-containing particles, and analyze the data collected from these experiments. This will require the ability to operate (or training as needed) CCN, SP2, CPC, CPMA, PTI, and other instruments, and may also involve off-site work for field testing and campaigns;
  • Publish peer-reviewed articles; and,
  • Present at national and international meetings.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in aerosol sciences or related field (applicants with anticipated degree date by January 2020 will be considered for appointment upon conferral of degree);
  • Written and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge in aerosol instrumentation;
  • Ability to run, and, when necessary, troubleshoot instrumentation; and,
  • Ability to create and pursue independent research ideas.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience working in either field campaigns or laboratory studies
  • Creativity to design experiments, and the ability, when necessary, to modify instrumentation as driven by the science
  • Ability and comfort at working independently
  • Working familiarity with electronics and plumbing
  • Familiarity with LabView and the ability to modify code as driven by the measurement needs
  • A record of publication in high quality, internationally-recognized journals
  • Ability to work in a team environment
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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.