THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


 

ANNOUNCEMENT NO:

RA-09-040H

POSITION:

Research Environmental Engineer/ Research Physical Scientist/Research Chemist

LOCATION:

Beltsville, MD

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  The position is located in the Environmental Management and Byproducts Utilization Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute.  The incumbent will be involved in one or more of the following research areas: 1) validating and refining algorithms and models for predicting VOC emissions and reactivity from crop production and from animal production under different management practices, 2) developing tools to predict the formation of ozone precursors from emitted VOCs at agriculture – urban interfaces, 3) utilizing models to determine the spatial and temporal variability of agriculturally-important pollutants emitted to the atmosphere from agricultural activities, and 4) modifying local and regional scale models to predict pollutant atmospheric fate.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Recent Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemistry, physical science, atmospheric science, meteorology, or a closely related field is required.  Experience in atmospheric modeling is also required.  The incumbent should also be knowledgeable in several of the following areas:  atmospheric boundary layer processes, atmospheric chemistry, environmental transport processes, micro and macro meteorology, mathematics, GIS, programming, and organic chemistry

CITIZENSHIP RESTRICTIONS APPLY:  Applicants must clearly indicate in their resume/CV their country of citizenship.  To be employed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with ARS, applicants must be citizen from a country listed on the following link:  http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/jobs/VISA/Countries.htm

INFORMATION ON APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS is available at:  http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/hrdhomepage/vacancy/pd962.html

INFORMATION ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS is available at: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: May 31, 2009 or until filled

FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION OR TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, CONTACT:

Dr. Cathleen J. Hapeman
USDA/ARS/ANRI/EMBUL
Building 007, Room 223, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: 301-504-6451
Fax: 301-504-5048
Email:  cathleen.hapeman@ars.usda.gov

 


 

 


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