2012 Postdoctoral Research in Regional Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling, Netherlands

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The Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) offers a range of Bachelor and Master programmes. Research at the faculty focuses on the fields of the life sciences, health sciences, environmental sciences and earth sciences. World-class teaching and cutting-edge research activities go hand in hand. FALW works together with other faculties like medicine, exact sciences, economics, psychology and social sciences. The faculty’s research facilities can be categorized as excellent. The faculty’s international focus fosters cross-border collaboration, leading to substantially improved quality and greater impact of our research results. This position is funded by a prestigious grant from the European Research Council aiming to better understand the role of deforestation in the global carbon cycle and Earth system. Within a young and dynamic research team that is very well imbedded in the international research community, you will explore how regional atmospheric chemistry modelling in combination with new bottom-up fire emissions estimates and new continuous measurements of trace gases can improve our understanding of deforestation – fire – atmospheric processes. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of €2.977,- gross per month up to a maximum of €3.422,- gross per month (salary scale 10-5 to 10-9) based on a fulltime employment.

• Hold a PhD in atmospheric sciences with a focus on atmospheric chemistry; • have published at least 2 papers in ISI indexed international journals based on work done using a regional atmospheric chemistry transport model (preferable WRF-Chem); • strong FORTRAN and Python/IDL/Matlab skills; • experience in plume modeling and/or radiative transfer modelling; • experience in merging model results with in-situ and remotely sensed data; • English language proficiency; • possess good social and communication skills.

Deadline: February 15, 2012

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