The Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming has an opening for an individual with demonstrated capabilities and productivity in aerosol physics, aerosol measurement, and in analysis of the impact of aerosol on atmospheric radiation and chemistry. The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a closely related field, will have demonstrated research capabilities, and will have the potential to contribute to current stratospheric balloon-borne measurement programs at the University of Wyoming, through the collection of in situ measurements and their scientific analysis. There are also opportunities to contribute to aircraft-borne in situ aerosol measurements and to work in the Keck aerosol laboratory.

The successful candidate will build upon existing stratospheric measurement capabilities at the University to both extend the University’s long term measurement program, and to push it in new directions. The ideal candidate would be an early to mid-career scientist at the associate research scientist level with demonstrated ability to work independently, with expertise and accomplishments in research on stratospheric aerosol measurements and their impact on the atmosphere, with experience with aerosol and chemical measurements, especially on balloon-borne platforms, and with the capability and energy to lead the in situ stratospheric measurements at the University while promoting their scientific use in atmospheric composition and climate change studies. This research position is funded for one to two years with the potential for extension, contingent on department needs and resources, on accomplishments, and on success with external funding.

Applications should include a statement of research interests, and accomplishments, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references. Send an electronic copy (PDF version preferred) of your application materials to Search Committee, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, c/o Terry Deshler: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 October 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Atmospheric Science is one of six in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, concentrating principally on research and graduate education, with strengths in the study of precipitation, cloud and aerosol physics, stratospheric aerosols and gases, boundary layer processes, and regional and global climate modeling. Our core facilities include the Stratospheric Balloon Facility, the NSF supported King Air research aircraft, the Keck Aerosol Laboratory, and the Mobile Air Quality Laboratory.

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