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Air Quality Data Scientist
Posted November 7, 2019
Sonoma Technology is seeking an Air Quality Data Scientist to join our Data Science Department in Petaluma, California. The successful candidate will work on projects involving ambient, satellite, modeling, and/or emissions data to better understand local and regional air pollution levels and sources. We are looking for candidates who have experience in ambient air quality data and/or air quality emissions and modeling.
Selected by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work for the 13th consecutive year, Sonoma Technology is an employee-owned consulting firm that provides innovative, science- and technology-based solutions for our clients' environmental challenges worldwide. Our integrated teams of air quality and environmental scientists, meteorologists, software engineers, and specialists tailor products and services to best serve our clients. We empower our clients to make informed, timely decisions about environmental issues.
We believe that our most valuable resource is our team. We offer a casual but professional work environment, a competitive benefits package to full-time employees, and an opportunity to address intellectually challenging environmental issues. We organize a variety of inclusive activities throughout the year and enjoy a balanced and supportive culture. For more information about our culture, visit www.sonomatech.com/charter.
Sonoma Technology is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.sonomatech.com.
- Conduct technical analyses using ambient air quality and meteorological data, as well as advanced emissions and air quality models, to address complex environmental problems and meet the research and regulatory needs of our clients.
- Visualize, analyze, and interpret ambient air quality and/or model data.
- Apply statistical methods to assess ambient air quality and/or model data.
- Investigate spatial and temporal patterns of ambient air quality, model, and/or emissions data to support international, national, regional, and local-level air quality assessments.
- Prepare technical reports and communicate results to clients and other scientific researchers.
- Work with interdisciplinary teams in a collaborative applied research environment.
Required Qualifications and Skills
- A BS, MS, or PhD degree in the physical sciences, environmental sciences, or engineering, with a focus on air quality or atmospheric science.
- A strong interest in air quality and environmental science.
- Experience in air pollution data analysis, including ambient, satellite, and/or modeling/emissions data.
- Ability to create scientifically sound and clear written products such as journal manuscripts.
- Excellent communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability and willingness to learn through on-the-job internal and external training.
- Knowledge of atmospheric processes.
- Experience in air quality (e.g., CMAQ, CAMx, AERMOD) or emissions (e.g., MOVES, SMOKE) modeling.
- Proficiency in a data science and analysis platform (e.g., Python, R, Matlab, IDL).
- Experience in advanced data analytics such as machine learning or artificial intelligence.
- Experience or familiarity with GIS technology (ArcMap) or satellite data analysis software (ENVI or IMAGINE).
- Experience with spatial statistics.
Please send a letter of interest and a resume by email, mail, or fax to:
Sonoma Technology, Inc.
1450 N. McDowell Blvd., Suite 200
Petaluma, CA 94954
No calls please. Include this job reference code in your communication: AQDS
Carnegie Mellon University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Environmental Engineering, Sustainability Science, Systems Interactions
Posted October 2, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for an innovative faculty member in environmental engineering, sustainability science, or systems engineering (www.cmu.edu/cee/research/eess-research.html). Outstanding candidates with expertise in the integration of chemical, biological, geological, or climate sciences with data science/analytics, emerging chemical and biological technologies, water resource sustainability in coastal and inland systems, interactions between natural and engineered systems, sustainable infrastructure, resource recovery, circular economy, or other emerging areas are encouraged to apply. Highly-qualified applications at the untenured Associate Professor level will be considered.
Carnegie Mellon University has a distinctive interdisciplinary education and research program. CEE has unique education and research activities in sensing, control, information modeling and visualization of infrastructure and environmental systems; environmental chemistry; water and air quality engineering and science; climate change adaptation; engineering for sustainability and resilience; smart cities; environmental nanotechnology and biotechnology; materials modeling; and energy systems analysis. We have state-of-the-art experimental and computing facilities and offer unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with colleagues. Joint appointment between CEE and another department or college at Carnegie Mellon is possible. The mission, goals, current activities, and research center/institute engagements of the CEE Department are described at www.cmu.edu/cee.
Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2019. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 1, 2020. E-mail inquiries concerning this position may be sent to the Search Committee via CEE-FacultySearch@andrew.cmu.edu.
Please submit your application at apply.interfolio.com/69127 including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official or unofficial), statement of research experience and interests, statement of teaching experience and interests, a diversity statement (outlining how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity), up to three publications or manuscripts, and a list of at least three references with contact information. We will notify you in advance of any requests for reference letters. We seek a colleague with the ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop a robust, externally-funded research program. You should have a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering or a related field by the start date for the position. In your application, please discuss potential intersections with existing faculty research areas, and alignment with one or more research centers and institutes within the department or university.
Carnegie Mellon is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways. Carnegie Mellon seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.
This posting expires December 31, 2019.
Atmospheric Physics Faculty – Michigan Technological University
Posted September 26, 2019
The Department of Physics at Michigan Technological University (MTU) seeks to fill a faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher, starting Fall 2020. The opening is in atmospheric physics and a focus on theoretical or computational methods is preferred. Research that complements other activities in atmospheric physics at MTU is encouraged.
Required qualifications include a PhD in physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, a record of substantive research, and interest in teaching. To apply online, go to https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/8505 and include: vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references. Application evaluation will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Detailed information about research and educational programs in the department can be found at mtu.edu/physics and in the Atmospheric Sciences PhD program at mtu.edu/atmospheric/.
MTU is located in Houghton in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. MTU is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. MTU acknowledges the importance of supporting spouses/partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce.
Assistant Air Quality Specialist/Air Quality Specialist
Posted August 16, 2019
South Coast Air Quality Management District is recruiting for either Assistant Air Quality Specialists or Air Quality Specialists in the Advanced Monitoring Technologies (AMT) unit of our Science and Technology Advancement (STA) division. We expect to establish an eligible list from which current and future vacancies may be filled, during the life of the list. We anticipate filling several vacancies.
The primary responsibility of these positions will be to support activities within three different units/groups of the AMT division: Special Monitoring/AB 617, Rule 1180 Implementation/Optical Remote Sensing, and Air Quality Sensor Performance Evaluation Center (AQ-SPEC). In each case, these positions will also work in collaboration with other governmental agencies, the public, private institutions, and environmental and community organizations to identify available air monitoring technologies, discuss their potential applications, and serve as subject matter experts in these fields. Specific roles and responsibilities of each of these groups are reported below. Successful candidates will be assigned to the unit/group that is more appropriate to their background, training, and work experience.
Duties for these positions may include, but are not limited to:
- Participate in the design and implementation of air monitoring projects involving the development and deployment of monitoring systems and networks/optical remote sensing technology/low-cost sensor networks
- Coordinate field and laboratory evaluations of air quality regulatory-grade monitoring systems/optical remote sensing monitors/low-cost sensors
- Use, operate and maintain a wide range of monitoring equipment for fenceline and community monitoring applications
- Collect, validate, analyze, and interpret air monitoring data deployed within the AMT and other South Coast AQMD Programs
- Prepare research reports and publications based on air quality modeling and monitoring studies
- Participate in the development of cloud-based backend applications for validating, analyzing and mapping air quality data
- Validate and analyze air monitoring data from air quality monitors deployed within the, AB617, Rule 1180, AQ-SPEC and other District Programs
- Help develop a certification program for air quality sensors to identify technology to be used for fenceline, community monitoring and other specific applications
- Interact efficiently and effectively with sensor manufacturers, vendors, developers by keeping consistent with the AQ-SPEC and South Coast AQMD mission, goals and objectives
- Communicate results and conclusions, and explain air quality data to community members, industry, and other stakeholders
- Prepare a range of written documents, reports, graphs, charts, statistical summaries, scientific papers, and grant applications
For application guidelines/requirements, more information, and to apply, please visit our career page: http://www.aqmd.gov/careers
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Service Fellowship Position
Posted August 16, 2019
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce an opening for a Service Fellowship in its Aerosol Science team in the Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) in Cincinnati, Ohio to conduct research on advanced chemical imaging techniques for particle analysis. Service Fellowships, available to U.S. citizens and non-citizens, are term appointments administered directly by the CDC and offer competitive pay, leave, health and retirement benefits similar to those for federal civil service positions (https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/working-at-cdc.html). The position offers ability to present at scientific conferences, participate in grant writing, develop internal and external collaborations, and provides several opportunities for professional growth.
The position will involve leading studies to investigate application of physical and chemical imaging methods for aerosol analysis. The candidate will investigate several spectroscopic techniques, including Raman Confocal Microscopy, AFM-Raman, Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS), and Optical Photo-thermal Infrared Spectroscopy (OPTIR) techniques for hyperspectral imaging of chemical species in particulate samples. These investigations will address key challenges relating to trace measurement of exposure to airborne nanomaterials and other workplace aerosols. The candidate is expected to regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals.
The successful candidate should have either a Master’s degree or Doctoral degree in either physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics (that includes 24 semester-hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics). A strong background in optical or laser spectroscopies (especially in vibrational techniques such as Raman or infrared spectroscopy) is preferred. Familiarity with aerosol or particle characterization, experience in hands-on analytical instrument design and development, and knowledge of multivariate statistical approaches for spectral analysis is desirable. The candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a strong track record of refereed journal publications.
The Aerosol Science team hosts advanced laboratories to conduct broad spectrum of aerosol science research with access to advanced microscopy, spectroscopy, and aerosol and analytical instrumentation. The campus is located in Cincinnati, OH, one of the top Midwestern cities in the United States, with access to excellent schools, housing, restaurants, entertainment, and cultural activities.
The application should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, 2-3 copies of your most significant publications, and the contact information for three references. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send their application to Dr. Pramod Kulkarni at PSKulkarni@cdc.gov.
NIOSH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.