Aerosol Researcher in Atmospheric Processes and Chemistry

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University in cooperation with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) seeks a postdoctoral or more senior researcher for research related to better understand the climate response to smoke particles emit from fires using the GFDL Earth System Model (ESM4). In ESM4 the fires are simulated dynamically by the land model (LM4.1). To take advantage of the fires evolving dynamically with climate, the fire model should include emission of carbonaceous aerosols. This will necessitate optimizing the aerosol injection height of aerosol using the most appropriate satellite aerosol products available. Subsequent improvements of the emission parameterization will be carried out from the evaluation of simulated aerosol properties by ground-based, aircraft and satellite observations. The research will then examine how the fires respond to natural variability as well as land use changes historically and for the next 100 years. This will also include an assessment of aerosol-climate interactions through radiative flux perturbations for the different projected CMIP6 Shared Socio-Economic Pathways (SSP) scenarios up to 2100.

This position will provide the opportunity for collaboration within GFDL and Princeton University. Presentation of the research through publications or seminars in and outside GFDL will be encouraged. The selected candidate will have one or more of the following attributes: (a) a strong background in global land-atmosphere and aerosol modeling; (b) experience in analyzing global climate models and observational datasets; (c) proven skills in using climate-research statistics.

Candidate must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science or related fields. Appointments are initially for one year with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, 3 references in order to solicit letters of recommendation, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted by online to For additional information, you may contact Dr. Paul Ginoux (

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

posted: 18 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.