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Research Associate II or III Position (depending upon education and experience) - Chemical Tracer Measurements:
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Collett Research Group

The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University invites applications for a Research Associate II or III to perform scientific tasks in support of the Collett group’s research on air emissions from oil and gas development.  Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the individual will assist in experiments to quantify emissions and downwind dispersion of air pollutants during various stages of new well development, including drilling, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), and flowback.  The individual will focus on making meteorological measurements and releasing chemical tracers to support the emission and dispersion experiments.  The candidate must be able to communicate scientific and/or technical material clearly and effectively.  The candidate must be self-motivated, able to work independently and within a research group, and capable of spending up to 60 days per year working in the field.

Minimum Requirements for this position include:

  1. A master’s degree in Atmospheric Science or a related engineering or science discipline
  2. Experience measuring surface-atmosphere fluxes of chemical constituents
  3. Extensive experience preparing for and deploying complex field experiments and familiarity with the proper operation of sonic anemometer systems
  4. Must be able to perform strenuous field work, including walking long distances and carrying heavy loads, in rugged terrain
  5. Having a valid driver’s license in order to operate a research vehicle offroad for measurements

Desired Qualifications for this position include:

  1. Experience with the design and operation of tracer release systems
  2. Familiarity with analysis of micrometeorology parameters

Review of applications will begin on September 6, 2013 and may continue until the position is filled.  Start date would be immediately after review of applications is completed.  Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.  Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, and names of three references and their contact information combined into a single PDF file. Please specify in your cover letter that you are applying for the Chemical Tracer Measurements position.  Applications or any questions about the position can be submitted to:

Dr. Amy Sullivan, Search Chair
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Background checks include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulation, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all programs. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is located in 101 Student Services Building. In order to assist Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women and other protected class member are encouraged to apply and so identify themselves.

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