Postdoctoral Research Associate in Indoor Air Modelling
University of York – Environment Department
Salary Range: Grade 6 salary scale, starting at £31,604 a year
Hours: Full Time
Ref Number: 6636
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing date: 31 May 2018
Description of main duties and responsibilities
The main responsibility is to refactor an existing model that uses proprietary software (Facsimile for Windows), to open source form using the Python language. You will also develop a user friendly interface permitting users to select specific running conditions for the new model, as well as enabling more experienced users to edit the code themselves. You will develop documentation to help the user, such as through the use of Jupyter notebooks. It is also expected that you will help with community building efforts as the model is developed, such that a new community of users is in place by the end of the post. Finally, the work will involve preparing publications, attending international conferences and is likely to involve at least 1 trip to the US. You will be joining an emerging research field and the University of York is at the forefront of these research efforts.
Key qualifications, skills and experience required
You will have completed/be about to complete a PhD in atmospheric science, atmospheric (indoor or outdoor) modelling or related chemical modelling. You will be proficient in coding in Python and preferably also have knowledge of atmospheric or indoor chemistry. Experience with using Facsimile for Windows is desirable, as is knowledge of the Master Chemical Mechanism. You will have a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presentations at international conferences. An ability to work independently is essential.
Please direct informal queries to Dr Nicola Carslaw (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This post is available on a fixed term basis for 24 months starting as soon as possible after 1 June 2018.
Closing date: 31 May 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed
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