[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Scientist I / UV-B Monitoring and Research Program (UVMRP), Colorado State University

Research Scientist I / UV-B
Monitoring and Research Program (UVMRP)

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To
ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
11:59pm (MT) on

02/27/2015

Description
of Work Unit

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Colorado State University

Position
Summary

The USDA UV-B Monitoring
and Research Program (UVMRP) at
the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State
University seeks a full-time Research Scientist I. The
successful applicant will join a team of engineers,
programmers and scientists and conduct research related to
the levels of solar UV irradiance reaching the Earth’s
surface. This position is supported by a USDA grant that funds
the UVMRP and operation of a
UV and visible radiation monitoring network that collects
direct, diffuse and total solar radiation at 40 locations
in the US, Canada and New Zealand.

This long-term program has been running for over 20
years. Funding of the position is dependent upon continued
federal support that is renewed on an annual basis. The
position will be filled at the RS-I level with a salary in
the range of $50,000 to $63,000 per year with benefits.
Start date will be as soon as practical upon selection of
a candidate.

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as
demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research,
creative activity, service to the profession and/or
diversity/inclusion activities.

Required
Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree
in Atmospheric Science, Applied Physics, Mathematics or a
related discipline with expertise in the transfer of solar
radiation in the atmosphere and/or the remote sensing of
atmospheric parameters influencing the amount of solar
radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. An applicant with
an MS and at least five years of experience as part of a
research team with a demonstrated record of research in
the relevant areas will also be considered. Proficiency in
one or more of the common programming languages such as FORTRAN,
C, C++, IDL, or MATLAB is required.

Preferred
Job Qualifications

The applicant should understand important processes
affecting the transfer of solar radiation in the
atmosphere although previous work in the UV portion of the
spectrum is not required. A familiarity with radiation
transport models is desirable as well as a basic
understanding of the role of radiation in climate change
scenarios. A background that includes the inference of
surface solar irradiance from satellite observations is
preferred as well as familiarity with the measurement of
surface solar radiation. Understanding of model
validation, data assimilation, relational data bases, and
system analyses; as well as familiarity with radiation
detectors and excellent written communication skills are
desired.

Diversity
Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as
demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research,
creative activity, service to the profession and/or
diversity/inclusion activities.

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