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    Summary

    This is the position of Physicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.  The purpose of this position is to train postdoctoral researchers to conceive, plan and conduct highly specialized research in atmospheric chemistry and remote sensing. The incumbent will perform scholarly research and participate in making contributions to the fields of physical science.

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    Responsibilities

    The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will perform research on atmospheric composition measurements using Earth satellite observations. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be part of a research group working to design, implement, and improve software for atmospheric measurements and to perform scientific research using such measurements. The software will include advanced algorithms for trace gas retrievals from GOME, SCIAMACHY, OMI, GOME2, OMPS and TEMPO.

    Duties of the position may include but are not limited to:

    1. Define scientific and system requirements to develop and evaluate advanced scientific and numerical algorithms. This will involve implementing retrieval algorithms for remote sensing of atmospheric constituents and obtain necessary data to verify requirements and final retrieved products.
    2. Participate in the definition and design of methodologies to obtain required results.
    3. Assist other scientists and/or programmers in developing and applying software for satellite measurements of atmospheric composition.
    4. Perform scientific studies involving atmospheric measurements, global/regional atmospheric modeling, radiative transfer, tropospheric chemistry, and spectroscopy.
    5. Prepare refereed publications and present talks at professional meetings.
    6. Perform other duties as may be required.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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