High Resolution Air Quality Forecasting

Job Type
Job Rank
Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Institution
Northeastern University
Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in High Resolution Air Quality Forecasting. Specific job duties include: enhance high resolution forecasting capability of the National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC) based on the Rapid Refresh Forecast System (RRFS) coupled with the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system (RRFS-CMAQ) (both offline and inline coupled) for high resolution operational forecasting; assist the project P.I. in completing various research tasks, project reports, and proposals as well as meeting technical requirements and deadlines; and disseminate research results at national/international conferences and high-impact journal papers. In addition to university collaborators, there will be opportunities to collaborate with the scientists from the NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), NOAA Air Resources Laboratory (ARL), and the US EPA.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in environmental/chemical engineering, atmospheric sciences, or closely related field with a strong interdisciplinary background in atmospheric chemistry, air quality, cloud/aerosol microphysics and chemistry, climate/meteorology, and emission processing and modeling. Required experiences include: the development, improvement, application, and evaluation of 3-D atmospheric models such as RRFS-CMAQ, WRF/CMAQ, and WRF/Chem; handling large observational data-sets from various platforms including surface networks, field campaigns, and satellites; familiar with FORTRAN 90/C++ and parallel computing on Linux computer and supercomputer systems; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Documents include
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Research Statement
4. References (3 required)
5. Sample Journal Papers (1-2)

To apply to the position, please submit your application at https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-C…
Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For technical inquiry, please contact Dr. Yang Zhang at ya.zhang@northeastern.edu