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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Indoor Air Modelling

Environment and Geography
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
Grade 6 salary scale, starting at 32,236 a year
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Role Description

Description of main duties and responsibilities

The main responsibility is to convert an existing model that uses proprietary software (Facsimile for Windows), to open source 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. You will also use the new model to run simulations and investigate some key aspects of indoor air chemistry. Finally, the work will involve preparing publications, attending international conferences and is likely to involve at least 1-2 trips 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 will be useful, 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.

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 24 months starting as soon as possible after 1 October 2018.

Interviews will take place on the 12 October 2018.

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