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Postdoc Opening at Zhang's Lab

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to perform laboratory and field studies on formation and aging of SOA from biomass burning VOCs. 

A Ph.D. completed within the last 3 years in atmospheric sciences, chemistry, environmental engineering, or a related discipline is required. Required skills include the operation and maintenance of advanced aerosol instrumentation and performing associated data analyses. Experience with aerosol instrumentation, mass spectrometry, and complex data analysis (e.g. Igor Pro or Matlab) are highly desirable.  The successful candidate will also have demonstrated commitment to publication of results. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of renewal for at least one year upon satisfactory performance.

To apply, please contact Professor Qi Zhang at dkwzhang@ucdavis.edu and provide in attachment CV, a cover letter describing your research interests, first-author journal papers in pdf, and a list of 3 references. 

Research Topics


Field and laboratory studies of atmospheric condensed phases
  • Chemical and physical properties of atmospheric aerosol particles. 
  • Aerosol characterization, source apportionment, and atmospheric processing and aging.
  • Secondary organic aerosol formation.
  • Fog and cloud chemistry.
New analytical instrument and technology
  • Aerosol Mass Spectrometry.
  • Electrospray aerosol interface.
  • Multidimensional data acquisition.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
Highly time-resolved source apportionment techniques for organic aerosols
  • Multivariate factor analysis. 
  • In-depth data analysis of urban, rural, and remote aerosol mass spectrometer data sets.
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