[ES_JOBS_NET] Emission Scientist position at AER, Mass.

AER (www.aer.com) has an opening for an Emission
Scientist who will work with our Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas
Teams in Lexington, MA to develop bottom-up inventories of
greenhouse gases (GHGs), ozone precursors, aerosols, and other air
pollutants.
Interested candidates can apply online at:http://ift.tt/1oj1XXu
Opportunity
Overview: We
are looking for an
Emission Scientist who will work with AER’s Air Quality and
Greenhouse Gas
Teams[1]
to
develop bottom-up inventories of greenhouse gases (GHGs), ozone
precursors,
aerosols, and other air pollutants for a variety of scientific
applications,
including carbon cycle studies, atmospheric chemistry research,
air quality and
climate modeling, and air pollution control strategy
development. Experience
with using tools like SMOKE and MOVES to convert these emission
inventories
into gridded, speciated, hourly emission inputs for air quality
and atmospheric
dispersion models is required, and experience with top-down
inversion
methodologies to evaluate and improve emission inventories is a
plus. The
Emission Scientist will also be expected to pursue relevant
funding
opportunities in order to develop an externally funded research
program, and to
regularly present at scientific conferences and publish results
in
peer-reviewed journals. You will be able to use the extensive
imagery, business
activity, and other data sets produced at AER and our sister
Verisk Analytics
companies to provide innovative, industry-leading solutions for
the emission
inventory and emission modeling needs of clients in government,
academia, and
industry, as well as to further your own scientific research
interests. The
position requires individuals that have a passion for
collaboration across
teams and divisions, leveraging their technical and scientific
skill to inspire
creativity across the organization.

Qualifications
Include:

A
graduate degree in the physical sciences or engineering (e.g.,
Chemistry, Meteorology, Physics, Environmental Engineering,
Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) that included
coursework and research projects relevant to the Emission
Scientist position

2+
years of practical work experience with emission inventory
development and emissions modeling

Responsibilities:

Support

AER’s Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Teams through emission
inventory data development, inventory assessment, control
strategy assessment, and emission modeling

Work
may include:

Collection

and processing of activity and emission data for use in
inventory development

Development

of relevant emission factors

Development

and application of growth rates

Developing

spatial and temporal profiles for different emission sectors

Control

technology assessment

Regulatory

analysis

Develop
and lead an externally funded research program on emission
modeling, the Earth’s carbon and nitrogen cycles, or other
relevant scientific topics

Author

scientific reports and journal articles

Present
at scientific and industry conferences

Maintain

active, positive, and productive relationships with clients
and collaborators

Technical
and
Scientific Skills:

Expertise

with bottom-up emission inventory development

Expertise

in using models like SMOKE and/or MOVES to prepare emission
inputs for air quality models like CMAQ, CAMx, or WRF-Chem

Expertise

with GIS data and tools

Expertise

using inversion methodologies to create top-down emission
estimates of GHGs and other air pollutants

Excellent

scientific programming skills in FORTRAN and other languages
(e.g., Python, R, Perl, IDL)

Excellent

writing skills

Strong

scientific understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of
carbon and nitrogen and how they influence atmospheric
composition is a plus

Experience

with 3D Eulerian air quality models (e.g., CMAQ, CAMx, or
WRF-Chem) or Lagrangian particle dispersion models (e.g.,
HYSPLIT, STILT, FLEXPART) is a plus

Ability
to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment

AER offers a
competitive wage and
benefit package.   AER is
an equal
opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic
protected by law.  As a
federal
contractor, AER welcomes priority referrals of protected veterans
and
individuals with disabilities. Please apply online at http://ift.tt/1oj1XXu.

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) helps
businesses and
governments better anticipate and manage climate and
weather-related risks.
Large insurance, energy and investment firms count on AER to
help them decrease
weather-related losses and increase profitability by integrating
state-of-the-art climate science and weather information into
their planning
and decision processes. Large government agencies like NOAA,
NASA and the
Departments of Defense and Energy rely on AER’s scientists to
help solve
weather and climate related problems
of vital national importance in energy, environment, national
security and
climate change. Established in 1977, AER is headquartered in
Lexington,
Massachusetts and is a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics. For more
information
visit http://www.aer.com.

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http://ift.tt/1pvy5t1

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