Researcher Urban and Regional GHG fluxes

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science


The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State has an open Researcher position available. The successful candidate will contribute to research projects focused on urban and regional greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes. The successful candidate will analyze and interpret tower and aircraft observations, perform model/data comparisons, and focus on integration of new observations and modeling work into estimates of greenhouse gas sources and sinks. The research may 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 candidate should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: micrometeorology, carbon cycle science, flux and energy balance measurements or models, and greenhouse gas measurements and models. Programming skills in Python, R, Matlab, and/or ArcGIS are desired. Strong communications skills and a M.S. in atmospheric sciences or a related field are required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. 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. Applications received by 27 September 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