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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

A fixed term postdoctoral appointment is available to start as soon as possible for an initial period of 18 months, with the possibility of extension to 24 months in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories, part of the Department of Chemistry, to support the NERC funded project “Mechanisms for Atmospheric chemistry: GeneratioN, Interpretation and FidelitY (MAGNIFY)”.

Playing a central role in the MAGNIFY team, this post consists of the following major elements: (i) the development and evaluation of an adapted automatic mechanism generation tool for detailed atmospheric chemical mechanisms; (ii) testing and comparison of mechanisms through extensive chamber and ambient experiment evaluation; (iii) development of benchmark model scenarios and metrics with which to compare mechanisms. This work will facilitate testing the fidelity of the detailed mechanisms produced and those used in scientific and policy models

As well as being suitable for candidates with a background in chemistry, this appointment would also equally suit you if you have an appropriate background in Computer Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, or Engineering.

You are expected to have an appropriate PhD level qualification commensurate with the job description for the post.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Andrew Rickard ( or Professor Mat Evans (

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