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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Indoor Air Modeling

Department
Environment and Geography
Department Intro ID
3810
Department About ID
3768
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
32,817 - 40,322 a year
Posted Date
27/08/2019
Apply by
27/09/2019
Job Reference
7939
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Role Description

Description of main duties and responsibilities

This position is available as part of a research programme supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in the US, as part of a Modelling Consortium for Chemistry of Indoor Environments (MOCCIE). There are eight research groups involved in the MOCCIE programme: 7 based in the US and Nicola Carslaw at the University of York in the UK.

Over the last 10 years or so, Carslaw has developed a detailed chemical model for indoor air called the INDCM. As part of MOCCIE, techniques to couple this model to those of others in the consortium to produce a new modelling framework for indoor air chemistry will be explored.The 8 modelling groups will work together to explore how best to link all of the different models to work towards the development of a new integrated modelling framework for indoor air chemistry.The advertised post-doctoral position is based at the University of York in the Department of Environment and Geography with Dr. Nicola Carslaw.

The successful candidate will conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Nicola Carslaw and contribute to the production of research in the MOCCIE2 (MOdelling Consortium for Chemistry of Indoor Environments 2) program. You will develop techniques to couple this model to those of others in the consortium to produce a new modelling framework for indoor air chemistry. You will also help to prepare the model to become open source. 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 energetic and exciting research field, with the University of York at the forefront of these research efforts in the UK.

Key qualifications, skills and experience required

You will have completed/be about to complete a PhD in indoor air chemistry, preferably in modelling. Experience with using Facsimile for Windows is desirable, as is knowledge of the Master Chemical Mechanism. A sound understanding of indoor air and/or atmospheric chemistry will also be beneficial. 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 14 months starting as soon as possible after 4 November 2019, and there is a good possibility that the contract will be renewed for a further 2.5-3 years after that.

This position is available as part of a research programme supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in the US, as part of a Modelling Consortium for Chemistry of Indoor Environments (MOCCIE). There are eight research groups involved in the MOCCIE programme: 7 based in the US and Nicola Carslaw at the University of York in the UK. Over the last 10 years or so, Carslaw has developed a detailed chemical model for indoor air called the INDCM. As part of MOCCIE, techniques to couple this model to those of others in the consortium to produce a new modelling framework for indoor air chemistry will be explored.The 8 modelling groups will work together to explore how best to link all of the different models to work towards the development of a new integrated modelling framework for indoor air chemistry.The advertised post-doctoral position is based at the University of York in the Department of Environment and Geography with Dr. Nicola Carslaw.

The successful candidate will conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Nicola Carslaw and contribute to the production of research in the MOCCIE2 (MOdelling Consortium for Chemistry of Indoor Environments 2) program. You will develop techniques to couple this model to those of others in the consortium to produce a new modelling framework for indoor air chemistry. You will also help to prepare the model to become open source. 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 energetic and exciting research field, with the University of York at the forefront of these research efforts in the UK

Key qualifications, skills and experience required You will have completed/be about to complete a PhD in indoor air chemistry, preferably in modelling. Experience with using Facsimile for Windows is desirable, as is knowledge of the Master Chemical Mechanism. A sound understanding of indoor air and/or atmospheric chemistry will also be beneficial. 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 14 months starting as soon as possible after 4 November 2019, and there is a good possibility that the contract will be renewed for a further 2.5-3 years after that.

 

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