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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Halogen Modelling

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183
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Role Description

Introduction / The Role

You will undertake research into the role of halogens (notably Iodine) in controlling the composition of the troposphere. Work will focus on using the GEOS-Chem chemistry transport model, developing new parameterizations for the model, evaluating the model against observations and evaluating policy relevant implications. The post forms part of a wider NERC funded project led by Prof Lucy Carpenter within the WACL group and model developments will be made with this wider project in mind.

Key requirements

You will already have an excellent track record at PhD or post-doctoral research in atmospheric chemistry modelling with the GEOS-Chem model. You will be able to evaluate the model against field observations and understand the role of halogen chemistry in the troposphere. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to write papers and deliver research seminars.

About York/Chemistry

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research.

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York. The Department was placed in the top ten UK universities for Research Power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF).  As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award.

The Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) undertakes laboratory, field and modelling research into the composition of the atmosphere and its impacts on human health and ecosystems. With 5 academic members of staff, 5 scientists from the national Centre for Atmospheric Science, 6 post-doctoral research associates, 1 Marie Curie Fellow, 1 DEFRA member of staff, 12  PhD students and 2 members of support staff WACL Is one of the largest atmospheric chemistry research groups in the UK.

The post is full-time (although applications for flexible or part-time working will be considered)

Interview Date: 22 November 2016. 

To apply

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Mat Evans (

The Department of Chemistry holds an Athena SWAN Gold Award and is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students.

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Why York?

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