Dear all –
It is my pleasure to bring to your attention a postdoctoral opportunity at Los Alamos
National Laboratory. We are looking for an aerosol experimentalist to
join us in laboratory and field studies with a focus on
measurements of aerosol
optical and chemical properties to parameterize aerosol processes.
Previous experience with aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS) is a plus.
Please see the job ad below for further information and the provided
link to apply.
Allison C. Aiken, Ph.D.
Earth Systems Observations (EES-14)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663, MS J535
Los Alamos, NM 87545
P: (505) 665-6597
Postdoc in Experimental Atmospheric Aerosol and Greenhouse Gas Process Research in
Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division (EES) at the Los Alamos
National Laboratory (LANL) seeks outstanding postdoctoral candidates to
perform world-class experimental atmospheric aerosol and greenhouse gas
research in an interdisciplinary environment to solve problems in
climate, energy, air pollution and national security. The candidate will
be part of the Center for Aerosol-gas Forensic Experiments (CAFÉ) with
state of the art aerosol chemistry, microphysics and optical property
instrumentation: soot particle high resolution aerosol mass spectrometer
(SP-AMS), single particle soot photometer (SP2), multiple wavelength
Photoacoustic Soot Spectrometers (PASS: 375, 405, 532, 781 nm),
Humidified Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift Particle Extinctiometer (CAPS
PMex), laser aerosol sizer, scanning mobility particle sizer,
centrifugal particle mass analyzer (CPMA), and potential aerosol monitor
(PAM). Trace gas capabilities include laser based and isotope specific
instruments (Picarros-CO2, CO, 13CH4, HOD, Aerodyne-N2O isotope and
Aeris-CH4, C2H6) and solar spectrometers for regional scale trace gas
monitoring (Bruker 125HR and EM27-SUN, and Pandora). The candidate is
expected to sustain the strong scientific synergy with our field
campaigns for DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring (ARM) program,
aerosol process research for DOE’s Atmospheric Systems Research (ASR)
program and regional greenhouse gas monitoring as part of our
international Total Column Carbon Observing Network (TCCON)
The candidate will design and conduct laboratory and field studies
focused on biomass burning, fossil combustion and/or explosion processes
and signatures for climate science and chemical forensics.
Collaborations with fire and explosion dynamics modeling groups in EES,
particularly using measurements to improve treatments of the fate,
transport, and climate effects of mixed light absorbing aerosols are
expected. There will be opportunities to participate in DOE aerosol
field campaigns and for regional greenhouse gas flux verification. There
are also opportunities for sub grid process scaling using satellite
data. For further information contact Manvendra Dubey (Dubey@lanl.gov) and/or Allison Aiken (email@example.com)
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in real-time laboratory and field atmospheric measurements, particularly of aerosol processes.
Demonstrated ability to integrate large field data sets with
models to gain process level understanding of aerosols and trace gas
signatures of sources and processes.
Self-motivated with a strong background in atmospheric chemistry,
aerosol analysis, in situ and remote sensing, field and laboratory
experiments and simulations. Some combination of these is preferred.
Excellent communication and language skills, as evidenced by publications, presentations, and the cover letter.
Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary scientific environment.
Existing knowledge or willingness to understand energy, environmental, and national security applications.
Research aimed at improving understanding of aerosol and carbon
cycle processes for climate science is open to all qualified applicants.
Research in explosion forensics requires Q clearance that normally
requires US citizenship.
Programming experience with merging, analyzing and synthesizing
large data (Igor, Python, Fortran, Java, C/C++, R, and/or MatLab).
Operating state-of-the art aerosol & gas instruments in the field or laboratory.
Record of collaborative research with modelers and writing proposals.
Experience synthesizing results of large data sets and analysis
using process or chemical transport modeling (WRF-Chem, GEOS-Chem,
Education:A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry, Physics, Civil or
Chemical Engineering, Remote Sensing or a related field. The candidate
must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the
appointment and be within five years of completion of the Ph.D.
Candidates may also have previous experience including postdoctoral
Notes to Applicants:
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates
will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful
applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a
substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Candidates may be considered for a Director’s Postdoc Fellowship and
outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P.
Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick
Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.
For general information go to Postdoc Program.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and
supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are
based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color,
national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation,
physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a
protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the
limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also
committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with
disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request,
for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To
request such an accommodation, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work_
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic
science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security
by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile,
developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass
destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment,
infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name: EES-14/Earth System Observations
Job Title: Postdoc in Experimental Atmospheric Aerosol and Greenhouse Gas Process Research
Appointment Type: Postdoc
Req ID: IRC69563