Scientist I

NCAR/EOL’s Research Aviation Facility is seeking an entry-level ladder track scientist to conduct independent research on atmospheric processes and work closely with our community of airborne facility users. This is a full-time, 5-year term position with possibility of extension. This position will be posted until 4:00 p.m. on May 17, 2017 or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

This position will focus on observational atmospheric sciences and support the Earth Observing Laboratory’s (EOL) Research Aviation Facility (RAF) and other parts of the Laboratory, NCAR, and the university community through independent research, service missions, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will provide expertise in areas that complement existing scientific staff in EOL, such as (but not limited to) airborne measurements of air motion and turbulence, and will provide laboratory and community leadership in developing new areas of research and new field deployments by working with scientists across NCAR and within the university community.

Expected activities include traveling to the field in support of airborne EOL field deployments; contributing to the improvement of data to meet broad community scientific objectives; interacting with scientists throughout EOL, NCAR, and the broader community; and contributing extensively to the goals of EOL, NCAR, and the community.

Minimum qualifications for this position include:
• Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field
• Experience with airborne field deployment data and/or instrumentation
• Postdoctoral research training
• Demonstrated record of high-quality publications
• Experience working in a collaborative research environment

Successful applications for this position will include:
• Required: A cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and affiliations of 4 references
• Optional: A 1-2 page statement of research interests

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