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Vacancy number 013445

Salary: Grade UH7 - £31,656 to £37,768 per annum depending on skills and experience

Closing date:   Tuesday 17 May 2016

This is a new Research Fellow post for a high performing early career researcher. In the first instance the duration for the post will be five year term but it is expected that the successful appointee will grow their research activities to become a permanent academic staff member by the end of that period within the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.

You will work on an innovative research programme to modify and apply advanced atmospheric models (e.g. WRF and CMAQ) to predict long range transport and deposition of epidemic fungal spores and to quantify their consequences for crop productivity (e.g. losses from epidemic diseases spread by airborne spores). Source attribution and model evaluation will be conducted with data from field experiments and sensor observations using genomic and molecular diagnostic techniques with our collaborators, especially those at Rothamsted Research.

While you will be primarily based in the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR), School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, you will also interact with Rothamsted Research, and the University’s School of Life and Medical Sciences and School of Computer Science, and Centre for Agriculture, Food & Environmental Management (CAFEM) which is a collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire, the Royal Veterinary College, Rothamsted Research and Oaklands College.

Contact details:

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi, Director of the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research:

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Tel: + 44 (0)1707 284520

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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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The World Health Organisation estimated that air pollution was associated with 7 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012. This finding more than doubles the previous estimate and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. The MSc in Global Air Quality; Management & Science enables you to gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the contemporary theory and practice of air quality and its management.

Duration and Intake: 1 year FT/September

Location: Waterloo Campus

Entry Requirements: Degree - minimum upper second (2.1) or equivalent in a relevant science subject, biosciences or medicine.

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