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Research Associate in Indoor Air Chemistry Modelling

Environment and Geography
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322 a year
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The Department of Environment & Geography is a leading centre for teaching and research on the world’s environmental issues and hopes it will have a major part to play in finding sustainable solutions to these challenges. It is currently embarking on an ambitious project to define its strategy for the next ten years and beyond. The department is proud to hold the Bronze award from Athena SWAN and strives to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish and excel.


The main responsibility is to conduct research by carrying out modelling studies in support of the IMPECCABLE (IMPacts of Cooking and Cleaning on indoor Air quality: towards healthy BuiLdings for the futurE) project. An existing model will be used to gain further insight into the cooking and cleaning experiments that are being carried out as part of the project. The model will be used to run simulations of cooking and cleaning activities and to investigate some key aspects of indoor air chemistry. You will analyse and interpret research data. You will also prepare publications to disseminate research findings and present at national and international conferences (covid restrictions depending). You will be joining an emerging research field and the University of York is at the forefront of these research efforts in the UK.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • You will have completed/be about to complete a PhD in chemistry, atmospheric science, atmospheric (indoor or outdoor) modelling or related chemical or environmental modelling.
  • You will be proficient in coding in Python and have knowledge of atmospheric or indoor chemistry.
  • You will have experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research.
  • You will have a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, as well as giving presentations at international conferences.
  • An ability to work independently is essential.
  • You will be able to identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds, with collaborators if required.

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 24 months starting as soon as possible after 15 February 2021.

Interview date: January 20th, 2021 (via Zoom)

For informal enquiries: please contact Nic Carslaw via email at

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