CIRES/ NOAA GML Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases (CCGG) Airborne Program Post-Doctoral Associate

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate.

 

Date posted

Mar. 24, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

May 24, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Location

  • United States

Job description

CIRES/ NOAA GML Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases (CCGG) Airborne Program Post-Doctoral Associate

Requisition Number: 29332
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Research Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time

Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to support the NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory's (GML) Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases (CCGG) Airborne Program. This project is part of the larger Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network, an international measurement effort that includes regular discrete sampling from the NOAA/GML baseline observatories and cooperative fixed sites, as well as mobile airborne and ship platforms. The CCGG Airborne Program’s current focus is on understanding the North American continent’s carbon budget and identifying and understanding carbon sources and sinks on regional to continental scales, as well as long-term monitoring of greenhouse and trace gases from the surface to the stratosphere for detecting trends and potential changes in atmospheric composition and dynamics due to climate change. The position duration is for one year, with the possibility for extension based on funding availability and performance.


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.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the acquisition and quality control of in situ (in-flight), flask (post-flight analysis at the Boulder lab), or balloon-based measurements from a network of airborne platforms in North America.
  • Interpret airborne atmospheric data over North America and the surrounding marine regions to better understand the carbon budget of the North American continent and the carbon cycle.
  • Improve techniques, procedures, and instrumentation used in the network, in particular with in situ measurements of atmospheric CO2, CH4, CO, N2O, and other trace gases.
  • Participate in the development of new instrumentation and measurement techniques for use on regularly-scheduled commercial aircraft or development of balloon-borne high-altitude sampling system known as the AirCore.
  • Implement field campaigns on behalf of CCGG Airborne Program.
  • Publish papers in peer-reviewed journals and present results at scientific conferences.

Required

  • Ph.D. in atmospheric physics or chemistry, oceanography, or a related field.