Join one of the most dynamic atmospheric chemistry research groups in the Pacific Northwest!


Three positions are currently available.  Two are post-doctoral positions (#1+#2 below) and one is technician level (position #3, BS/MS required).  See below for details.



To apply, please send a letter describing your relevant experience and CV to Prof. Dan Jaffe, University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246 or by email at and arrange for 2-3 reference letters to be sent directly.  Priority given to applications received by October 15th.  If you have questions about any of these positions please contact me at the email address given above.  The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  For further information about our research please see  Note especially that our webpage has detailed information on our airborne capabilities (“the Duchess”), our Mt. Bachelor Observatory, the Cheeka Peak Observatory, as well as current research projects and publications.


Position #1 (Post-doc, Ph.D. required):

This position is primarily focused on airborne atmospheric chemistry measurements.  Our primarily platform for this work is a Beechcraft Duchess 76.  While this is a small aircraft (4-seater), it is economical and available on very short notice.  Accordingly we have built up a good record and numerous publications using the Duchess on various campaigns up to 6 km asl (see publications page on our website).  Our current instrument package includes high sensitivity measurements systems for CO, O3, aerosols and met.  We would like to add systems for measurements of NOx and Hg.  In addition to collecting the data, successful candidates should have a good record of interpreting their data and publishing.  Candidates must have experience with atmospheric chemistry instrumentation, electronics, atmospheric sciences and interpretation of atmospheric chemistry data.  The salary range for this position is $3000-$3500 per month.



Position #2 (Post-doc, Ph.D. required):

This position is position is primarily focused on transport modeling and interpretation of data using a variety of tools, including clustered trajectories, global and regional atmospheric chemistry transport models and statistical models.  Candidates should have extensive experience in atmospheric sciences, especially working with large datasets.  Candidates should also be comfortable working with atmospheric chemistry data, and be able and willing to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.  In addition the successful candidate will help out on field missions.  The salary range for this position is $3000-$3500 per month.



Position #3  (Research Technician, B.S. required, M.S. preferred):


This position will have primary responsibilities for the Cheeka Peak Observatory (CPO) in northwestern Washington state.  The position is based at the University of Washington Bothell, but travel to CPO will be required approximately one time per month for 1-2 days.  This person will play a primary role in running the station including instrument maintenance, repair, QC of data, archiving data, posting data to the web and budgeting.  B.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering or related area is required.  An M.S. is preferred.  Experience with chemical instrumentation, calibration, meteorological measurements, data acquisition systems and electronics are all highly desirable.  The salary range for this position is $2600-$3000 per month.