Dreyfus Postdoctoral Position in Atmospheric Chemistry at CMU
A Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies at Carnegie Mellon University (http://ift.tt/1OgD7ig). The Dreyfus Fellow (http://ift.tt/14SbL2m) will focus on studying the dynamics of condensational particle growth under realistic chemical conditions to determine whether different particle types grow at significantly different rates, working with Professors Neil Donahue and Ryan Sullivan.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will lead a team of researchers working with a suite of advanced instrumentation, including a newly-acquired high-resolution chemical ionization time of flight mass spectrometer (LTOF-CIMS), two high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometers with single-particle capabilities (LSSP-HR-AMS and SP-HR-AMS), a Laser Ablation Aerosol Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (LAAPTOF), and a peroxy-radical chemical ionization mass spectrometer (PER-CIMS). CAPS is a highly collaborative research center and in addition to the specified research focus, the Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work with a large group of skilled and motivated doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and seven faculty, in five Departments at CMU.
A Ph.D. in chemistry, aerosol physics, atmospheric sciences, environmental engineering, or a related discipline is required. Excellent skills in the operation and maintenance of advanced instrumentation are essential. Experience with mass spectrometry, especially chemical ionization mass spectrometry, as well as computer programming and/or complex data analysis are highly desirable. Experience with conducting laboratory or field studies in atmospheric chemistry is also an asset.
To apply, please submit an application as one PDF via email to Neil Donahue , with a cover letter describing your research experience and interests, a complete CV, date of availability, 2-3 first-author journal papers in PDF, and a list of 4 references. The initial appointment will be for one year starting in early 2017, with the expectation of annual renewal for one additional year upon satisfactory performance. Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer.
Neil Donahue & Ryan Sullivan, Carnegie Mellon University