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Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Grade 7:   £32,600 to £37,768

Closing Date: Monday 30th May

Applications are invited for a Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Lancaster Environment Centre to model air pollution emissions and processing in Beijing as part of the NERC/Newton Fund programme "Air Pollution and Human Health in a Chinese Megacity".

The project will apply newly-developed nested regional models of atmospheric chemistry and transport to investigate the key emission sources contributing to poor air quality, the role of haze in altering chemical processing of pollutants, and the downscaling of air pollution models to the street level to allow assessment of health impacts. The underlying goals are to develop a better understanding of pollution formation, to improve predictive capability, and to inform mitigation options. The project involves national and international collaborators and will involve travel to work with Chinese scientists in Beijing.

You should have (or be about to complete) a PhD in atmospheric science, meteorology or a related quantitative discipline. You should have experience in developing and running numerical models, and in data analysis. Experience with air pollution models, radiation schemes, and model evaluation against complex observational datasets would be an advantage. You should have demonstrated independence, good communication skills and a willingness to work effectively in a multidisciplinary international environment. You will be expected to present results at national and international meetings and to write up results for publication in leading scientific journals.

This is a fixed term post for up to 30 months starting in October 2016 or at a mutually agreed date. Informal enquiries should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Closing date: 12 noon (British Summer Time) on 10th June 2016

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in the technical challenge of modifying and running a 3D global atmospheric model and the scientific challenge of understanding the changing chemical composition of the northern hemisphere troposphere over the last 60 years.

Experience in atmospheric science and numerical modelling and ideally hands-on experience with regional or global 3-D models (especially UM-UKCA) is highly desirable for this post. Candidates with a PhD in atmospheric or related sciences (or equivalent experience) are encouraged to apply.

This is a collaborative project with the University of Cambridge, involving staff from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science.

You must have a degree in atmospheric science or a related field and be able to fulfil the essential elements of the personal specification.

This full time post is available from 1 August 2016 for a fixed term period until 30th April 2018.

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Location: Cranfield

Grade: Grade 6 to Grade 7

Salary: £25,769 to £37,768 per annum

Closing Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016

Interview Date: Friday 17 June 2016

Reference: ENVEE1114

The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), based at Cranfield University, is recruiting an Instrument Scientist or Instrument Engineer in Atmospheric Science.

You will be a highly motivated individual - with a background in the physical sciences or engineering – and will work with airborne observational groups in atmospheric science, as an Instrument Research Scientist/Engineer. You will design, prepare, maintain and operate airborne research instruments for worldwide deployment.

You will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (and preferably a higher qualification) in physical science or a suitable engineering discipline and be willing to work in the laboratory, on the atmospheric research aircraft and in the field. Employed by the University of Leeds, you will be a member of the FAAM team based at Cranfield.

There is the opportunity for those with a PhD and previous research experience to add a research remit to this role. This will involve active participation in the collaborative research programme in atmospheric technology.

The University of Leeds’ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).

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Location: University of Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment

School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment

Salary: £21,605 to £25,023 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Closing Date: Sunday 22 May 2016

Interview Date: Wednesday 01 June 2016

Reference: ENVEE1113

As NCAS Communications Officer, you will work as part of the communications team within the headquarters of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), based at the University of Leeds. You will contribute towards the overall aim of promoting the science and facilities of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science to its target audiences and stakeholders, including the general public, media, funding bodies and the government.

Working with the NCAS Communications Manager, you will assist with reviewing and editing written documents and media from across the NCAS science and facilities and will source and edit web content including the publication of news stories, blogs and features. You will act as a first point of contact for media enquiries and will assist with writing press releases, briefing notes and Q & A documents.

You will have the ability to clearly communicate often complex information to a wide range of audiences, often working under pressure and to tight deadlines. You will have well developed organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise a complex, diverse and varied work load. With excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will have the ability to confidently and proactively interact with a diverse range of people. Your role will involve a high degree of autonomy so it is essential that you take a proactive approach to work, demonstrating personal responsibility with good use of initiative.

NCAS is not based in one location but distributed across many UK universities and related institutions. This post forms part of the NCAS operational team and is based at the University of Leeds. Your role will involve some travel, occasional overnight stays away from Leeds and some weekend working.

Informal enquiries may be made to Felicity Perry, NCAS Communications Manager. Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 4212, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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