Post-doc position in Arctic atmospheric chemistry modeling

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at the University of Michigan in the research group of Prof. Kerri Pratt in the Department of Chemistry.  The research will focus on one-dimensional modeling of Arctic atmospheric chemistry, with emphasis on halogen chemistry and snowpack photochemistry. Model results will be compared to field data from chemical ionization mass spectrometry measurements. This position is part of a National Science Foundation grant to improve our understanding of near-surface halogen chemistry under changing snow and sea ice conditions. The one-dimensional model MISTRA will be utilized in collaboration with Prof. Roland von Glasow at the University of East Anglia. The position will also include assisting in the development of a general chemistry laboratory course focused on snow chemistry research, as part of an educational grant funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
 
A PhD in atmospheric science, chemistry, or a related area is required, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. Prior experience with one-dimensional or chemical transport modeling is desired. An interest in teaching is desired for participation in course development. The postdoctoral position is expected to be for two years; initial appointment will be for one year, with likely renewal, pending demonstrated progress. Preferred start date is August or early September 2015.
 
To apply, please send a cover letter (describing your research experience and interests, as well as anticipated date of availability), CV, and names/contact information for 3 references to Prof. Kerri Pratt.
 
Additional Pratt lab information can be found at:
http://prattlab.blogspot.com
http://prattlab.chem.lsa.umich.edu/

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