Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The George Mason University, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) invites qualified applicants to apply to our Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. This position is full-time with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, and is subject to annual renewal based on performance and the availability of funding.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.
About the Department:
Located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, George Mason University is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a diverse student body. Affiliated with College of Science, CSISS is a university research center in geoinformatics. CSISS conducts research funded by U.S. federal agencies and international organizations. For more information about the center, please visit http://csiss.gmu.edu/
The incumbent will be working on the model development to support the transition from Research to Operation (R2O). It includes the CMAQ model development and any utility tools that can assist the transition of weather-aware emissions coupler module development into the operating NOAA’s National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) system. The incumbent will not only focus on the emission modeling using the SMOKE model, and CMAQ model, but also perform model evaluation, and develop any utility tools that can assist the modeling outcomes.
Air quality-related Ph.D.;
Extensive knowledge in emissions inventory development, and/or emissions modeling;
Expertise in meteorological modeling, data assimilation, numerical modeling and/or air quality modeling: WRF-SMOKE-CMAQ/CAMx;
Model development: Emission model and/or air quality model;
Expertise in scientific computer programming (FORTRAN, Python), Geographic Information System (GIS) and/or experience with Linux and Unix; and
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience compiling air quality and emission models in a Linux environment;
Experience working with the U.S. emission inventories;
Experience working with, or knowledge of, atmospheric observations from satellites;
Experience analyzing and managing large datasets;
Experience with machine learning techniques, spatial statistics would be a plus; and
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.