The University of York’s Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) wish to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate (maternity cover) to develop new methods to investigate the sources of secondary organic aerosols in three polluted megacities (London, Beijing and Delhi).
WACL is 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.
In urban areas, particulate matter is one of the most important pollutants for human health effects, leading to increases in respiratory diseases and premature mortality. During recent measurements in Beijing we identified a large source of nitrophenol compounds that have the potential to impact health of humans and aquatic systems and act as brown carbon. This post will involve using high resolution mass spectrometry to quantify nitrophenol formation from aromatic compounds using experiments carried out at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (China) simulation chamber.
You will also be responsible for:
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
The post is full time and fixed-term for a period of up to 9 months and will be available from 1st August 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 Jacqui Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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