Postdoctoral scholar opening in Jaffe research group

The Jaffe Research Group has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar who will focus on understanding gas and aerosol chemistry from global and regional sources. The position will focus on collecting, interpreting, and/or modeling observations from the Mt. Bachelor Observatory, an NSF-funded observatory that we have operated since 2004. The Mt. Bachelor Observatory operates year round to measure a suite of key gases and aerosol components (e.g., O3, CO, CO2, σscat, σabs). During spring and summer intensives, additional measurements (NOx, NOy, VOCs, aerosol chemistry, and physics) are added to focus on specific research questions.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Leading or assisting with making high-quality observations of atmospheric constituents.
  2. Interpretation of the data with other observations, such as meteorology, regional air quality, satellite data, and air quality models.
  3. Publishing the results in top scientific journals.

The initial appointment will be for one year with possible extension. Compensation is competitive and postdocs at the University of Washington are considered faculty and receive a full benefits package. The position is based at the UW Bothell campus but will include fieldwork and significant interaction with colleagues at UW Seattle and other universities.


  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, or a related field.
  • Strong expertise in one (or more) of the following areas: instrumentation for gas and aerosol measurements (especially VOCs by GCMS), data interpretation, integration of satellite data, and/or modeling of transport and chemistry.
  • Good communication skills and experience publishing in scientific journals.

Application Instructions

To apply and see the full position description, see If you have questions about the details of this search/position, please contact Professor and Division Chair Dan Jaffe at

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.