Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

CIRES/NOAA ESRL CSD Post Doctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Climate Modeling

CIRES/NOAA ESRL CSD Post Doctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Climate Modeling

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study atmospheric radiative, chemical and dynamical processes in the upper troposphere and stratosphere. The successful applicant will work in the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Earth System Research Laboratory/Chemical Sciences Division (NOAA ESRL/CSD). The researcher will work closely with a team of federal and CIRES scientists running climate models and analyzing data from a wide variety of sources including models, reanalyses, and measurements from satellites, ground-based instruments, and aircraft campaigns. The goal is to improve our understanding of large-scale climate processes including radiative and dynamical processes in the stratosphere (e.g., ozone and stratospheric water vapor). The initial term of the appointment is for one year, with a possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.

We seek an individual with demonstrated expertise in large-scale modeling, including modifying and running models, and the statistical analysis of global data sets (including model archives). Familiarity with stratospheric processes controlling ozone and water vapor as well as connections between stratosphere and troposphere is beneficial. The ability to work well with other researchers and support staff in a collaborative research environment is essential.


The applicant should have experience both in writing papers for the peer-reviewed literature and presenting his/her research at scientific meetings.
A PhD in the field of atmospheric science, environmental science, chemistry, physics is required.

Contact Dr. Robert Portmann ( at NOAA ESRL/CSD for further information about this position.

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Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s) 

Application Materials Instructions: Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Cover Letter; 2 – Resume; 3 – The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; 4 –One letter of recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

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Date Posted

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Research Associate