Position: Graduate Research Assistants
Students interested in the Atmospheric Aerosol Group can find information on applying at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography site:
Positions for research assistants in the Atmospheric Aerosol Group are available for thesis topics related to one or more of the following topic areas.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego seeks two postdoctoral research associates for modeling of regional climate. The two positions will focus on the following two projects, respectively:
A completed PhD within the past five years from an accredited college or university in atmospheric physics or a relevant field of engineering or science is required, along with a demonstrated commitment to publication of results. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Working knowledge of Fortran and Unix/Linux is required. Hands-on experience with developing, modifying, or using atmospheric models is highly desirable. Experience with observational data analysis and massively parallel computing is an asset. The position lasts 2 years, with an initial appointment of 1 year at $45,000-55,000 per year (higher salaries commensurate with publication record and relevant experience). Anticipated Start Date: 15 March 2012 or when filled.
A position for independent study is available for spring quarter with possible extension into a paid research position for the summer. The student will help in sample preparation, analysis, and possibly collection of atmospheric aerosols for field campaigns on Mount Soledad and the Scripps pier, as well as chamber studies. Analytical methods will primarily involve filtration and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy analysis but may include operation of other instruments for environmental monitoring. Some laboratory coursework or experience preferred by not required; responsibilities for post-campaign analysis will be dependent on the performance of the student. The position and the physical location of the laboratory is at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography; the student will primarily train, work, and produce results with a research assistant in Professor Lynn Russell's group. For general group research activities, please see http://aerosol.ucsd.edu. Please send inquiries or applications (with cover letter and CV) to Anita Johnson, email@example.com.