Air quality modeling

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Job Institution
George Mason University
Job Description

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) at George Mason in Fairfax, VA (near Washington, DC) is seeking a postdoc to work in the lab of Dr. Lucas Henneman. Dr. Henneman’s group specializes in ambient air pollution and its effects on public health and equity. More information on Dr. Henneman's research can be found at

The postdoc will have the opportunity to integrate air quality models with other data sources to estimate air pollution exposure. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars on issues related to environmental health and equity.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD in Environmental Engineering, Atmospheric sciences, or related field by start of the position. They must also have a strong background in atmospheric sciences and experience with air quality modeling (e.g., CMAQ, CAMx, or GEOS-Chem). The strongest applicants will have experience with analytical/data science tools (e.g., R, Python, Github) and strong communication skills.

Start Date: Early 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Location: CEIE is a vibrant and fast-growing department that offers MS and PhD programs, in addition to an ABET-accredited BS degree. During the last 5 years, the department has experienced tremendous growth in new research awards and enrollment in the PhD program. The College of Engineering and Computing is committed to significant investment in expansion of the department faculty and to double the current size within 5-10 years with a focus on research excellence. The department has an enviable and strong relationship with industry and nearby federal agencies. Further information about the department can be found at

Description: The assistantship will include a stipend and benefits. Prospective candidates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email Dr. Henneman at with the following information:
1) a brief statement explaining research experience and career goals and how these align with Dr. Henneman’s research
2) a CV or resume
3) contact information for three references