Postdoctoral Fellow in Air Quality
Description of Work Unit
The CEE Department at CSU is recognized both nationally and internationally for its education, research, and service and outreach programs, and is ranked in the top 40 of such programs in the USA. The CEE Department consists of 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 16 research scientists/scholars, 27 research associates, and 11 administrative professionals. Additional information about the CEE Department can be found at http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ce/. Air quality research and teaching at CSU spans several departments, including Atmospheric Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Soil and Crop Sciences, and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere. The CSU Partnership for Air Quality, Climate, and Health serves to build community across these units, in addition to engaging key stakeholders so that our work produces beneficial impacts in Colorado, the U.S., and abroad.
Colorado State University’s environmental science and engineering research programs have been ranked No. 7 worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is hiring a full-time annual-contract Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research aimed at understanding changes in chemical composition and source contributors to personal air pollution exposures in an urbanizing setting in China. The position is based at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, involving fieldwork to be conducted in China. Some travel will be expected to carry out field work, and under such conditions, a willingness to be flexible and adaptable and to solve problems with a positive attitude are very useful.
The successful candidate will collaborate on research to characterize seasonal trends in indoor, personal, and local outdoor air pollution in a representative urbanizing setting in China and identify source contributors and their relative contributions to air pollution measured indoors, outdoors, and on people. The researcher will work closely with Dr. Ellison Carter at Colorado State University.
Required Job Qualifications
- PhD degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, air quality and atmospheric sciences, or a closely related field by August 1, 2017
- Proficiency with chemical analyses of airborne particulate matter;
- Experience with using a scripting language commonly used for data analyses, such as R or Matlab;
- Success in publishing scientific research in English peer-reviewed literature;
- Chinese and English speaking skills; and
- Experience working both independently and in a team
- Excellent written and oral communication
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Record of research using source apportionment methods for air pollution analysis;
- Strong statistical background; and
- Exposure to mentoring or training (in the lab or in the field) graduate and/or undergraduate students.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility
collaborate on research to characterize seasonal trends in indoor, personal, and local outdoor air pollution in a representative urbanizing setting in China and identify source contributors and their relative contributions to air pollution measured indoors, outdoors, and on people.
Percentage Of Time 90 Job Duty Category Publications Duty/Responsibility
publishing scientific research in English peer-reviewed literature
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please upload a cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position, a detailed curriculum vitae; a one-page research statement, 2 manuscripts, published or ready-to submit and contact information for three references– references will not be contacted without prior approval of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Ellison Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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