Visiting Scientist Position in Global Aerosol Modeling

A visiting scientist position is being opened for a physical scientist who will pursue independent and collaborative research in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. This will be a one year appointment, with a possibility of an (up to one year) extension.

This position will focus on understanding the role of aerosols in climate using results from the recent ACE-Asia field program. Our group has developed a series of modeling and analysis tools, and works closely with researchers in the remote and in-situ measurement community.

Consideration of applicants for this position at CGD/NCAR will be based on (a) scientific excellence, as measured by the requirements listed below, and (b) the applicant's interest in and ability to utilize the opportunities offered by the ongoing research program in CMS/CGD. The incumbent will be expected to carry out theoretical, and interpretive research relevant to the ACE-Asia field program. It is expected that the incumbent's work will lead to an active program of individual and collaborative research, including regular publication in refereed journals, presentations at national and international scientific meetings, and collaboration with other researchers at NCAR and in the university community.

Applicants with a variety of levels of experience (recent Ph.D. to a more senior level) are eligible for this position.

Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent in a physical science. Demonstrated experience in theoretical, interpretive, and/or experimental research concerning physical systems. A record of publications showing originality and creativity, and giving evidence of the applicant's research experience.

Also desired, but not required: Knowledge of problems of current interest in atmospheric climate, chemistry or aerosol physics. Experience with theoretical, interpretive, and/or experimental work in these areas

Application material must include: Curriculum vitae, list of publications, the applicant's statement of research interests and proposals for scientific research at NCAR, and names of three external referees who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Submit application material to: Dr. Philip Rasch, 1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80305, 303-497-1368; email:

Review of applications will begin Tuesday, 1 January, and continue until a qualified candidate is appointed.

NCAR/UCAR is an equal opportunity employer. The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.