Postdoctoral Researcher – Urban Boundary Layer (Two Positions)


Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Multiscale Applied Sensing(CMAS) is a multi-disciplinary center that focuses on providing innovative solutions to challenges influenced by meteorological conditions (dispersion, weather extremes, building design) in highly heterogeneous environments such as cities and complex terrain regions. CMAS does this by innovating on the fronts of meteorological data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation ( The CMAS work portfolio complements work conducted in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Environmental and Climate Sciences Department.

The Environmental & Climate Sciences Department ( at Brookhaven National Laboratory focuses on a wide range of theoretical, experimental, and field studies in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s climate and energy research agendas. Work is supported by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility (, an observations-based program that measures aerosols, clouds, precipitation, radiation, and atmospheric dynamics; the Atmospheric Systems Research Program; and the Terrestrial Ecosystems Science Program. This work is pursued with the ultimate goal of improving predictability and reducing the uncertainty in global and regional climate models. The department research portfolio also includes development of environmental technologies and applications for renewable energies, urban science, and national security.

Position Description

The postdoctoral researchers will join the BNL Southwest Urban Integrated Field Laboratory team which will leverage the two mobile observatories developed by BNL’s Center for Multiscale Applied Sensing (CMAS; to conduct field work in Arizona and conduct data analysis towards (i) understanding the feedbacks among urban infrastructure, waste heat, and extreme heat/weather events; (ii) assessing the spatiotemporal patterns of extreme heat and air quality impacts across the diverse urban landscape; (iii) evaluating the efficacy and social equity of mitigative actions across communities that include traditionally underrepresented groups, and feedbacks and trade-offs between the coupling of greenhouse gas emissions, climate impacts, and air quality. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.