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Postdoctoral Associate
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


Date Posted Jan. 8, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Renew Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering
 
 

Position Summary
Dr. Kang Sun’s research group in the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and RENEW Institute at University at Buffalo is seeking a postdoctoral candidate interested in satellite remote sensing of atmospheric composition. Using a combination of satellite, aircraft, and ground-based observational data as well as numerical model simulations, the successful candidate will lead research on 1) deriving surface concentrations of air pollutants based on satellite column observations, 2) retrieving abundance of atmospheric species from remotely sensed spectra, and/or 3) quantifying emissions of atmospheric reactive species and greenhouse gases using observations and models.

Candidates with previous experience in remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere, high-performance computing in Unix-based operating systems, and scientific computing languages (Matlab, Python, R, and Fortran) are preferred, but highly motivated candidates with background in meteorology and climatology, hydrology, geography, and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree is required by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will benefit from close interactions with satellite science teams such as OMI, TROPOMI, TEMPO, and MethaneSAT and collaborators from Boston University, Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, NASA, and NOAA.

Position start date is as soon as possible but can be changed depending on the candidate’s availability. The initial contract duration is 12 months. Extension is desired but conditional on the performance of the candidate.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate will possess a PhD in atmospheric science, environmental engineering, meteorology and climatology, hydrology, geography, or related field. The candidate should demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills through peer-reviewed publication and presentations.

Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience in remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere, radiative transfer, high-performance computing in Unix-based operating systems, and scientific computing languages (Matlab, Python, R, and Fortran) are preferred.


 
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