PDRA in low-cost sensor technologies for air pollution research and monitoring
The University of York’s Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) wish to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead on research into the application of low-cost sensor technologies for both air pollution monitoring and research in UK urban environments.
The Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories are the largest dedicated atmospheric chemistry facility in the UK. Home to more than 65 researchers with interests in all aspects of atmospheric chemistry 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 is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York, placed in the top ten UK 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 position is funded through a UK Research and Innovation Clean Air project involving several other UK research institutions, with a significant contribution from the UK Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
The successful candidate will be responsible for multiple aspects of this research program and will take the lead on low-cost air pollution sensor research at the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories. Specifically, you will conduct individual and collaborative research projects, duties to include: leading the development and deployment of low-cost air pollution sensors; developing transferable calibration methodologies and analysis methods that enable the use of low-cost sensors in a UK air pollution context; working closely with collaborators at several partner UK institutions as well as stakeholders at both DEFRA and the National Physical Laboratories; and leading the production of research outputs (papers and presentations). Where appropriate you would be expected to provide help in supporting the work of other researchers on the wider project; contribute to the identification of possible new areas of research and the preparation of research proposals and applications to external bodies.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
The applicant will:
The post is full time and fixed-term for a period of up to 3 years and will be available from June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Salary from £32,236 - £39,609 on Grade 6 of the University's salary scales.
Informal enquiries to Dr Pete Edwards (email@example.com). Closing date for applications is 17 April 2019.
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