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Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in atmospheric chemistry? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

We are looking for an exceptional researcher to work on our EXHALE project (Exploiting new understanding of Heterogeneous production of reactive species from AIRPRO: Links to haze and human health Effects)”. EXHALE is funded by the NERC/Newton Fund Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Developing Megacity China programme. The project consists of an interdisciplinary UK/Chinese team with complementary expertise and capabilities in both experimental and modelling aspects of atmospheric chemistry, from the Schools of Chemistry and Earth & Environment at the University of Leeds, and Chinese partners from Peking University, Nanjing University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

You will perform laboratory experiments and run state-of-the-art numerical models, in collaboration with a team of atmospheric scientists at the University of Leeds and the Chinese partner universities. As part of the project, you will participate and help organise workshops and a Summer School in China. You will also have opportunities for training in science and people management, science communication, and grant application writing, with the aim to develop a personal, independent career track.

You will have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Science or a closely aligned discipline, together with experience in laboratory studies of aerosol/gas-phase processes and/or in running atmospheric models. You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dwayne Heard, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6471; email:

Lisa Whalley, Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Atmospheric Science

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6594; email: 

Steve Arnold, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Composition

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7245; email: 

Dominick Spracklen, Professor of Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7488; email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemistry
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Due to external funding restrictions, appointments will only be made up to £34,189
Working Time:  37.5 hours
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months, from 1 January 2019 - due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 19 November 2018
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 December 2018
Interview Date:  Wednesday 16 January 2019
Reference:  MAPCH1105
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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