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Postdoctoral Position Opening
Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Applications are sought for a Post Doc to participate in a project designed to (i) quantify the scales of coherence of different aerosol properties over the contiguous US, (ii) quantify the scales, intensity and causes of extreme aerosol events over the contiguous US and (iii) document changes in event frequency and/or characteristics over time. Project website:

The selected applicant will lead the numerical modeling using WRF-Chem and participate in statistical analyses of reanalysis and remote sensing data. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering or related subject. Experience with aerosol research and WRF-Chem is highly desirable, familiarity with geospatial analysis of large data sets, and programming in Fortran and Matlab is desirable.

The preferred start date is 1 March 2018 and the initial appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Specific responsibilities (and approximate effort allocation) include:

(35%)  Conduct simulations with WRF-Chem over North America.
(35%)  Conduct model performance analyses using remote sensing observations and reanalysis products
(10%)  Archive model output and remote sensing data using best-practice data provenance procedures
(15%)  Develop publication-quality research manuscripts
(5%)    Other research activities.


For full consideration, please send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Professor S.C. Pryor (

Applications will be processed until position is filled but those received by 15 January 2018 will receive full consideration.

Cornell University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.