A postdoctoral research training opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Risk Management Research Laboratory(NRMRL). The appointment is with the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina.

As a part of EPA’s Air, Climate, and Energy Program, the research participant will interact with a multidisciplinary team of measurement and modeling experts in atmospheric and ecological research to develop atmospheric deposition tools to support the secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Specifically, the participant will develop and apply multi-layer source-sink (Eulerian and Lagrangian) and resistance based models to estimate deposition and emission of reactive nitrogen (e.g., ammonia, nitric acid, nitrous acid, inorganic and organic aerosol), sulfur (sulfur dioxide), and carbon (biogenic VOC, secondary organic aerosol) in forest canopies. Models will be used to link fluxes to specific ecosystem compartments (e.g., canopy, understory, ground). Where practical, models will build on and integrate aspects of bi-directional flux (i.e., ammonia), biogeochemical, and ecophysiological models currently used by EPA to simulate atmospheric deposition and biogenic
emissions.

Directions for application can be found here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2105

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