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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.