|Research Fellow in Air Pollution at the air pollution/atmospheric chemistry research group at the University of Birmingham - Deadline: 8th of May 2017
Applications are invited for a 36 month Postdoctoral Research Fellow post in Birmingham, to participate in field measurement campaigns in Delhi, and to carry out offline physical and chemical analyses of airborne particles collected using a number of analytical approaches such as Nanoscale Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer, Transmission Electron Microscope and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer. The offline data will be integrated with other online and semi-online analyses (e.g., size distribution, metal, isotope and Aerosol Mass Spectrometer data) to understand the sources of PM2.5 and the formation mechanisms of haze particles under different atmospheric conditions (e.g., winter vs. summer, fog vs. non-fog).
Delhi is one of the world’s most polluted cities, with millions of inhabitants experiencing air pollution which substantially exceeds national and international standards. Research to identify sources and process responsible for poor air quality in Delhi is urgently needed, to support the development of efficient policies reduce pollution levels and improve human and environmental health.
The UK Natural Environment Research Council, in collaboration with Indian funders, have developed the research programme “Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in an Indian Megacity (APHH-India)” with a view to generating both a better understanding of the air pollution phenomena in Delhi and surrounding areas and the options for mitigation. The University of Birmingham leads the “An Integrated Study of Air Pollutant Sources in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR): ASAP-Delhi” project within this programme; ASAP-Delhi will support a range of measurement and modelling activities conducted by the Universities of Birmingham and Surrey in the UK, and by the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) and National Physical Laboratory in Delhi.
The applicant will join the air pollution / atmospheric chemistry research group at the University of Birmingham, with field, laboratory and model activity ranging from source and emissions measurements to model and experimental studies of vegetation - climate interaction. They will have the opportunity to interact with the wider group, and to contribute to PhD and Masters student supervision For more information click here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/environmental-health/index.aspx
Detailed job description and how to apply: http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/56884.pdf
|Research associate to measure the chemical composition of aerosols in the atmosphere - Deadline: ASAP
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU-Boulder and the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Chemical Sciences Division (CSD, https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/) are seeking a research associate to measure the chemical composition of aerosols in the atmosphere. The successful candidate will obtain and analyze field measurements of single-particle composition from NASA ATom (https://espo.nasa.gov/home/atom/content/ATom) and other field campaigns in support of NOAA and CIRES air quality and climate goals. Research foci include investigating the abundance, sources, transport, and removal of mineral dust, biomass burning, sea salt, and other climate relevant aerosol. The project will involve collaborations with external modeling groups to incorporate aerosol measurements into global climate simulations.
Background information about the Cloud and Aerosol Processes research group including previous publications and projects is available at https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/groups/csd2/.
The initial term of the appointment is for one year, with expectation of renewal for up to three years. Review of applications will start in April, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
For further information, contact Dr. Karl Froyd (Karl.Froyd@noaa.gov).
To apply click here: http://cires.colorado.edu/node/6233
|Atmospheric Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher - Deadline : ASAP
Department of Environmental Toxicology - UC Davis
Application review begin date: Immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Start dates: Flexible, but expected around Fall of 2017.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric instrumental analysis to join Tran Nguyen’s lab at the University of California, Davis. The project is focused on exploring chemical mechanisms of gases and aerosols in the atmosphere using an environmental simulation chamber and in-situ + offline characterization. The ideal candidate should have a strong foundation in chemistry, with an interdisciplinary skill set. The postdoc will be responsible for optimizing a photochemical chamber to run experiments under highly controlled conditions, developing instrument protocols, collecting and analyzing a variety of data, and communicating the project findings via presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
The appointment is for one-year, renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.
A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical/Environmental Engineering, or related field
Experience designing, planning, and executing atmospheric chamber experiments
Experience with atmospheric monitoring instruments
Strong communication skills and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Strong attention to detail, evidenced by prior research.
The following qualifications are desirable, but not required:
Experience with scientific programming (e.g., Matlab, Labview, Python, etc.)
Experience with mass spectrometry development, analysis, and interpretation
Salary and benefits are consistent with UC Davis policy and are commensurate with applicant experience. As reference, salary for a 1st year Postdoc is $48,216 with full benefits.
How to apply:
The application should include: (1) CV including publications and awards, (2) a short statement of qualifications and research interests, and (3) name and contact information for 3 references. Send all questions and materials to Tran Nguyen, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: “Chamber research postdoc application.”
For more information, visit: http://nguyenlab.faculty.ucdavis.edu/
|CIRES/CSD 2 years Research Associate - Deadline: ASAP
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study the composition and transformation of organic compounds in the atmosphere. The successful candidate will maintain and operate the NOAA H3O+ TOF CIMS instrument, participate in laboratory and field experiments, and perform data analysis to improve our scientific understanding of the effects of biomass burning, biogenic, and anthropogenic emissions on the atmosphere.
The position is located in the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA ESRL) in Boulder, CO, and this work will be carried out as part of a team of federal and CIRES scientists in the Chemical Sciences Division (esrl.noaa.gov/csd/groups/csd7) of NOAA ESRL. The initial appointment will be for 2 years with a main focus on the deployment of an H3O+ TOF CIMS on the NOAA WP-3D aircraft during the NOAA FIREX mission (https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/projects/firex/). This position has the possibility of extension following exemplary performance.
• Maintain and operate the NOAA H3O+ TOF CIMS instrument in the laboratory and in the field. Design, test, and implement upgrades to this instrument as needed.
• Carry out atmospheric measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) aboard the NOAA WP-3D research aircraft and other platforms. Perform data reduction, critical evaluation, and archiving of the data.
• Excel under pressure as part of a dynamic field research group to prepare for and participate in FIREX airborne and ground based deployments.
• Analyze the data, in conjunction with other FIREX measurements and model results, to evaluate and improve current understanding of wildfires in the western US by characterizing the emissions, the processes that affect them, their chemical transformation, and the climate- and air quality-relevant consequences.
• Identify and carry out novel analyses leading to the presentation of scientific results at conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Skills and Qualifications
• A Ph.D. in a physical science (physics, chemistry, engineering, or a related field) is required. Proven capability for self-guided, motivated, and original research as documented by first-authored publications.
• Proven experience in design, construction, operation, and maintenance of custom-built scientific instrumentation.
• Ability to work well with other researchers and support staff in a collaborative research environment.
▪ Ability to perform required duties associated with ~2 month field deployments in support of the FIREX mission.
• Ability to program and/or process scientific data using advanced programs preferably Igor Pro and LabView or others such as Python, Matlab, R.
Dr. Carsten Warneke
|Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry at RMIT (Melbourne, Australia) - Deadline: 9 April 2017
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.
Situated within the College of Science, Engineering and Health, the School of Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of physical sciences, mathematical sciences and computer science.
One of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda. Our high-quality teaching programs inspire students to pursue careers in a range of industries including health, materials technology, food, geospatial and surveying, environmental analysis, banking and commerce, as well as computing and IT roles and research and development across a wide range of areas.
The School has staff, students and facilities on both the City and Bundoora campuses, has 300 staff, 327 higher degree research students, 3347 coursework students and an annual budget of $120 million.
The Role and Your Responsibilities
The Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry will contribute to the teaching and research activities in the area of Environmental Science. You will work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics to make a significant contribution to research by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities leading to publications, grants and contracts. As part of a team, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of innovative courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level for programs, and for delivery of quality field work exercises. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills together with knowledge of academic administration particularly in relation to student related issues are essential.
Skills & Experience Required
To be eligible to apply, candidates must have a PhD in environmental chemistry, or equivalent, and demonstrated expertise in the atmospheric chemistry of particulate materials. You will have a focus on the analytical science of their contamination by trace organic chemicals or metals and associated environmental and human health risks.
You will have demonstrated ability to teach into core courses of Environmental Science programs and the ability to prepare high quality curriculum and course materials at tertiary level for undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Furthermore, you will have a demonstrated ability to undertake independent research that will contribute to existing School research areas, as evidenced by a strong research track record in publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and building industry links and/or international collaborations
To Apply check out: http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/caw/en/job/556816/lecturer-in-atmospheric-chemistry
|Post-doctoral Researcher at the The University of Helsinki
Reaction kinetics and oxidation chemistry - Deadline: 13 March.2017
The Department of Chemistry of The University of Helsinki invites applications for a tree-year fixed term: Postdoctoral researcher position starting earliest April 1st 2017. Starting date is negotiable. The position will be filled with a 4-month trial period.
The position is available in the reaction kinetics and oxidation chemistry -research group led by Academy Research Fellow Arkke Eskola. While the group has concentrated mainly on experimental research, current position is for a candidate with significant, proven expertise in computational reaction kinetics, especially in reactive potential energy surface calculations (using Gaussian, Molpro etc.) and in master equation simulations. Objective is close interaction between experimental and computational research in the group.
The research interests of the group focus on reaction kinetics and oxidation chemistry in gas-phase under low-temperature combustion and atmospheric conditions. The selected candidate is expected to carry out research on the following systems: low-temperature combustion (oxidation) of resonantly-stabilized radicals; unimolecular and bimolecular reactions of stabilized Criegee intermediates.
The candidate is expected to be creative and motivated with a PhD degree in chemistry, physics, or related fields. Proven expertise, by scientific articles, in computational reaction kinetics is required, while practical experience in experimental research is highly appreciated (but not required). Good English language (oral and written) skills are required.
For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Academy Research Fellow Arkke Eskola (email@example.com). For more information on the research group and publications, see both helsinki.fi/kemia/fysikaalinen/index.html and tuhat.helsinki.fi/portal/en.
Application should include (1) CV with a list of publications, (2) contact details for two references, (3) a brief description of research experience (1 – 2 pages), and (4) a copy of PhD’s degree certificate.
Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link (rekry.helsinki.fi/start). Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is March 13th 2017.