The University of York’s Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) wish to recruit a Research Associate to conduct experimental studies of indoor air emissions in the laboratory focussing on organic emissions in the gas and particle phase using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography. This will be complemented by sample collection within a variety of homes to determine the main sources of organic pollutants. The post is available from 1st September 2021 for a period of 42 months.
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, 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.
You will work with Dr Terry Dillon, Prof Jacqui Hamilton and Prof Ally Lewis, to carry out research, conducting experimental studies including building and testing a laboratory-based emission chamber and using this to characterise the composition of organics emitted from indoor sources in laboratory experiments. The post is based within WACL and will also include short deployments to collect samples from a variety of different homes to investigate indoor pollution sources.
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Interview date: 27 August 2021
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