Environment Canada Postdoctoral Positions in ‘Atmospheric Aerosol Modeling’

Postdoctoral Positions in ‘Atmospheric Aerosol Modeling’

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) invites applications for postdoctoral positions to conduct research in the area of atmospheric aerosol process representation in ECCC’s operational air quality prediction model GEM-MACH (Global Environmental Multiscale – Modelling Air quality and CHemistry). GEM-MACH is a fine to large scale comprehensive air quality model containing a full description of atmospheric chemistry, aerosols and meteorological processes. The selected candidates will join the air quality modeling and research group at ECCC and contribute to the development of the next generation aerosol module for GEM-MACH. The new aerosol module is driven by the need to capture up-to-date advancements in the science, improve air quality predictions, develop a fully interactive meteorology-composition-chemistry model and address aerosols related outstanding science issues including aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction.

Candidates should hold Ph. D. in Atmospheric science or a related field.  In-depth knowledge and experience in one or more atmospheric aerosol process parameterizations (i.e., new particle formation, coagulation, gas-particle mass transfer, particle thermodynamics, secondary organic aerosol formation, heterogeneous chemistry, cloud droplet/ice particle formation/evaporation, and aerosol dynamics and mixing-state representation) and strong computer programming skills are essential. Air quality, climate or weather prediction numerical modeling skills would be advantageous to the positions.  An ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, creative and independent researcher.

The postdoctoral positions are administered by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) under the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program for Canadian government research institutions. The fellowship offers attractive salary commensurate with experience, excellent work environment and opportunity to work with research groups in Canadian government research institutions to promising emerging scientists and engineers. NSERC-VF policy requires that postdoctoral fellowship appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their Curriculum Vitae, names and contact information of two-three references and any inquiries by email to: ashu.dastoor@canada.ca<mailto:ashu.dastoor@canada.ca>. In addition, the interested candidates should complete the application for NSERC-VF on the following website, noting the desired site for the fellowship as Environment and Climate Change Canada, Air Quality Research Division, Air Quality Modelling and Integration Section – Dorval. http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pd-np/laboratories-laboratoires/index_eng.asp

Dr. Ashu Dastoor, ashu.dastoor@canada.ca<mailto:ashu.dastoor@canada.ca>
Senior Research Scientist
Air Quality Modeling and Integration Research Section
Air Quality Research Division
Science and Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
2121 Trans-Canada Hwy, 5th floor
Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9P 1J3

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