Research Associate / Laboratory studies of atmospheric chemistry of bio-mass burning compounds

Boulder, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a postdoctoral researcher(s) to conduct laboratory research in kinetics and photochemical and heterogeneous chemistry related to the impact of bio-mass burning on atmospheric chemistry. The position is located in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) of the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

The successful candidate will perform laboratory experiments and contribute to ongoing research efforts within CSD on the atmospheric fate of biomass-burning related compounds using a suite of laboratory instrumentation as part of the laboratory component of NOAA's FIREX mission ( The candidate will operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation and help develop improved measurement techniques. The candidate will analyze data and prepare results for publication. The candidate will be required to work both independently and in collaboration with other members of the team. The candidate should be self-motivated, technically skilled, and familiar with laboratory procedures. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are highly desirable. The appointment is 1-year renewable with the possibility of extension following exemplary performance. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

1. Design, plan, and perform laboratory experiments
2. Analyze data and interpret results
3. Maintain and develop laboratory equipment
4. Prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals
5. Maintain knowledge of current and relevant scientific literature

Contact information: James Burkholder,

1. PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Physics, or related field
2. Experience in chemical kinetic methods and data analysis/interpretation
3. Experience with chemical ionization mass spectrometry and pulsed laser systems
4. Experience with IR and UV spectroscopy, cavity ring-down spectroscopy, and flow reactors is desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - CV; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; 4 -A non-confidential letter of reference This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10080 - Coop Inst Res/Envrm Sci - Dir

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 22, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: karen dempsey

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00744065


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