Post Doc - Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
09/04/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
90528
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Department:
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Description

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State has a Postdoctoral scholar position available to contribute to research projects focused on evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes and transport across North America. The successful candidate will analyze aircraft and tower observations and focus on integration of new observations and modeling work into estimates of greenhouse gas sources and sinks using atmospheric inversion methods. Group projects include study of biogenic and anthropogenic GHG fluxes and processes. Collaboration with students and research scientists spanning multiple universities and federal labs is expected. A qualified Postdoctoral candidate should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: carbon cycle science, ensemble modeling and data assimilation, inverse methods, boundary layer meteorology aircraft data analyses, and strong communication skills. Must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related field by the time of hire. This is a fixed term position, funded for one year from the date of hire with a strong possibility of continued support. The position is available beginning October 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled. The salaries will be commensurate with experience and will comply with The Pennsylvania State University guidelines. To apply, please upload a current CV, a cover letter, the names and addresses of three references, and a brief statement of research interests and long-term goals. Applications received by September 20, 2019 will receive full consideration. The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088