We seek an enthusiastic and energetic postdoctoral researcher to enhance the
atmospheric chemistry modeling capabilities of the GFDL Earth System Model version 4
(ESM4) to represent the global methane cycle and to apply the model in conjunction
with a suite of observations (ground-based, satellite, airborne) to improve estimates of
the global methane budget. Specifically, the individual will incorporate a representation
of stable carbon and hydrogen isotopes in the chemical mechanism to simulate the
isotopic composition of atmospheric methane. The scientist will leverage observations
of methane isotopic composition together with ESM4 model simulations to provide
improved constraints on the global methane budget, and to analyze the roles of
individual sources and sinks in driving methane variability on decadal to centennial
timescales. The individual will work with Drs. Vaishali Naik and Larry W. Horowitz in the
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate group at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Laboratory (GFDL) in collaboration with GFDL’s Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems, and
Climate Group. The individual will also be able to take advantage of a wide range of
related research at Princeton University and other NOAA labs, including the Earth
System Research Laboratory.
Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, earth sciences, applied
math, or chemical sciences within three years of the starting date for the appointment.
Training in atmospheric chemistry is strongly preferred. Strong modeling, quantitative,
and/or statistical skills, and a working knowledge of the processes governing the global
methane cycle are essential. Postdoctoral appointments are initially for one year, with
renewal for subsequent years based on satisfactory performance and continued
funding. A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and
Applicants are asked to submit applications, consisting of a vitae, a statement of
research experience and interests, and names of at least 3 references who will provide
letters of support, to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/2181. Review of
applications will begin as soon as they are received, and continue until the position is
filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability
status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.