A two year postdoc position in Atmospheric Chemistry is available at the University of Leeds.
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), which is funded by NERC and the Newton Fund. The primary aims of the project are to quantify the production of nitrous acid (HONO) and other reactive species from aerosol surfaces and to assess the wider-scale impact of these processes across China on a range of scales using a variety of numerical models. 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 (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) 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.
Salary: Grade 7, £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Fixed Term 24 months. Due to external funding restrictions, appointments will only be made up to £34,189 per annum.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 16th December 2018
Start date: The position is available from January 2019 onwards
For further details on the position and the application procedure see:
A detailed candidate brief is available at:
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Dwayne Heard, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6471, email: [log in to unmask]
Dr Lisa Whalley, Tel: + 44 (0)113 343 6594, email [log in to unmask]
Dr Steve Arnold, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7245, email: [log in to unmask]
Professor Dominick Spracklen, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7488, email: [log in to unmask]
Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry,
School of Chemistry,
University of Leeds,
LS2 9JT, UK.
Tel: 0113 343 6471
Fax: 0113 343 6401
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