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Position: Research Scientist
Institution: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Duties: The successful candidate will perform research related to evaluating and improving the transport and dispersion modeling of wildfire emissions, including multi-day fire behavior and propagation, emissions speciation, plume rise, and atmospheric fate and transport processes of emitted pollutants. The ideal candidate will have experience in wildfire research and be familiar with the HYSPLIT atmospheric transport and dispersion model and/or other comparable models
Requirements: Successfully completed a Masters or Doctoral degree in meteorology, geosciences, atmospheric science, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, or a sub-field of physical geosciences
   
Text: Skip to Main Content Toggle navigation Home Search Jobs Log In /Create Account Help About Human Resources Relocation Resources Resume Tips Conflict of Interest and Immediate Family Members Policy Employee of the Month Research Scientist Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Position Information Position Information Department Center for Spatial Information Science & Systems (CSISS) Alternate Department Description Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check Motor Vehicle Background Check No Statement of Economic Interest Not Applicable Job Category Research Staff Role (State) Job Title Research Scientist Working Title Research Scientist Job Type Full-Time Position Number F850AZ Recruit Number FAC9015 Working Hours Location Fairfax, VA Other Location Pay Band Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Web Announcement Research Scientist George Mason University and the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory ( ARL ) are seeking applicants for a Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute of Satellite Earth System Studies ( CISESS ) to work with the Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion modeling group at ARL in the NOAA Center for Weather & Climate Prediction ( NCWCP ) in College Park, MD. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will perform research related to evaluating and improving the transport and dispersion modeling of wildfire emissions, including multi-day fire behavior and propagation, emissions speciation, plume rise, and atmospheric fate and transport processes of emitted pollutants. The ideal candidate will have experience in wildfire research and be familiar with the HYSPLIT atmospheric transport and dispersion model and/or other comparable models. The Research Scientist will be expected to publish the results of their research in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, and make professional presentations at conferences, seminars, and other internal NOAA meetings. The incumbent is also expected to collaborate with other GMU researchers, as well as NOAA Air Resources Laboratory researchers in carrying out this wildfire R&D. The position is available from January 2023 for 2 years, once filled, with funding available for additional time, dependent on availability of resources and performance. Required Qualifications : Successfully completed a Masters or Doctoral degree in meteorology, geosciences, atmospheric science, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, or a sub-field of physical geosciences; Significant data visualization skills. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Lagrangian atmospheric transport and dispersion models; Experience in model evaluation and development; Experience with one or more aspects of wildfire modeling; Experience working in UNIX /Linux computing environments; Programming experience, e.g., Fortran, Python, shell scripts; Excellent written and oral communication skills; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (“Green Card”). Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For Full Consideration, Apply by: Jan 16, 2023 Posting Date 12/16/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Telework Friendly? Mason Ad Statement Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition. Equity Statement George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law. Campus Safety Information Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at http://police.gmu.edu/annual-security-report/ Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Required Documents Required Documents Cover Letter CV List of Professional References Optional Documents DARS Certificate of Disability Find Us! GPS Address: 4441 George Mason Boulevard, Fairfax, Va. 22030 Mailing Address: 4400 University Drive, Mailstop 3C3 Contact Us! Email: jobs@gmu.edu Phone: 703-993-2600 Fax: 703-993-2601 Connect With Us! /GMUHRandPayroll @GMUHRandPayroll @GMUHRandPayroll To ensure the security of your data, you will be logged out due to inactivity in 3 minutes at . Any data not saved will be lost. 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