Job opportunity: Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in atmospheric chemistry? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?
We are looking for an exceptional researcher to work on our EXHALE project (Exploiting new understanding of Heterogeneous production of reactive species from AIRPRO: Links to haze and human health Effects)”. EXHALE is funded by the NERC/Newton Fund Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity China programme. The project consists of an interdisciplinary UK/Chinese team with complementary expertise and capabilities in both experimental and modelling aspects of atmospheric chemistry, from the Schools of Chemistry and Earth & Environment at the University of Leeds, and Chinese partners from Peking University, Nanjing University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
You will perform laboratory experiments and run state-of-the-art numerical models, in collaboration with a team of atmospheric scientists at the University of Leeds and the Chinese partner universities. As part of the project, you will participate and help organise workshops and a Summer School in China. You will also have opportunities for training in science and people management, science communication, and grant application writing, with the aim to develop a personal, independent career track.
You will have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Science or a closely aligned discipline, together with experience in laboratory studies of aerosol/gas-phase processes and/or in running atmospheric models. You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dwayne Heard, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Lisa Whalley, Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Steve Arnold, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Composition
Dominick Spracklen, Professor of Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions
Location: Leeds Main campus
Faculty/School: Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences, School of Chemistry
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 pa
Working time: 37.5hours
Post type: Full time
Contract: Fixed term (24 months from 1 January 2019)
Closing date: Sunday 16 December 2019