Assistant Research Professor—Meteorology & Atmospheric Science 


The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State (University Park, PA) has a vacancy for an Assistant Research Professor. The successful candidate will contribute to research projects focused on the evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes and transport, with an emphasis on methane emissions from oil and gas basins.

The successful candidate will analyze satellite and tower observations and focus on the integration of new observations and modeling work into estimates of greenhouse gas sources and sinks using atmospheric inversion methods.  Evaluation of transport uncertainty via consideration of ensembles of models and data assimilation removal experiments and comparison of tower-based results to satellite-derived estimates are potential topics.  Collaboration with students and research scientists spanning multiple universities and federal labs is expected.

To qualify as an Assistant Research Professor, the successful candidate should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: carbon cycle science, and ensemble modeling. and data assimilation, inverse methods, boundary layer meteorology, and atmospheric data analyses and have at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience. The ability to assist Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars with projects is beneficial.

Requires a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related field by the time of hire.