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Job Opportunity: Research Associate in Atmospheric Composition Measurements and Modelling

Location: University of York campus
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per year
Contract length: Fixed Term from 1 August 2024 for 36 months
Contract type: Full time
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 7 April 2024
Interview date: Monday 29 April 2024

The University of York’s Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) wish to recruit a Research Associate to support atmospheric volatile organic compound (VOC) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) measurements at the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO) and to lead data analyses and publication of these data sets.  This post forms part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) programmes supporting observations of chemical change in the North Atlantic region.  The post is available from 1 August 2024 for a period of 36 months.  Further long-term extension of the post is possible, subject to review.  

WACL is the largest dedicated atmospheric chemistry facility in the UK, home to more than 70 researchers. WACL supports an exceptional research environment, providing access to state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of interdisciplinary expertise.   The Department of Chemistry, within which WACL sits,  is proud of its Athena SWAN Gold Award and strives to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel.

You will work (remotely) with the CVAO-based technical staff to ensure they are supported in maintaining the high quality continuous measurements of VOCs and NOx and harmonize the measurement and calibration procedures with other groups worldwide.   You will also work with modellers based at various NCAS sites to interpret the data from the CVAO and other global data sets and with the wider CVAO project team including postdoctoral research associates and PhD students.

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To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Lucy Carpenter, lucy.carpenter@york.ac.uk.