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[Met-jobs] Atmospheric Science PDRAs Edinburgh & Lancaster Universities

From David Stevenson <>
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:37:28 +0100

Please advertise the following:


Atmospheric Chemistry In The Earth System (ACITES): 2 PDRA Positions

ACITES Research Associate in Atmospheric Transport (Edinburgh)

ACITES Research Associate in Atmospheric Deposition (Lancaster)

The NERC atmospheric chemistry research network ACITES is looking for
two ambitious postdoctoral research associates interested in improving
the representation of atmospheric chemistry in Earth System Models.
These two-year PDRA positions will contribute to the network by
developing and applying new metrics to quantify how well key processes
important to atmospheric chemistry are represented in Earth System models.
One position, based at the University of Edinburgh, will focus on
application of metrics that test key tracer transport processes in
models, e.g., boundary layer mixing, convection, long-range transport
and stratosphere-troposphere exchange, and comparison with observations.
A second position, based at Lancaster University, will focus on the
evaluation and improvement of treatments of the dry deposition of trace
gases and aerosol from the atmosphere to the biosphere/Earth's surface,
and on the development and application of metrics that will allow robust
evaluation of these schemes against observations across a range of scales.
Both transport and deposition metrics will be applied across a range of
models in use in the UK community, and will also contribute to international intercomparison exercises such as HTAP (Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution, and ACCMIP (Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project,

Candidates should have (or be about to complete) a Ph.D. in a related
quantitative field (e.g., atmospheric chemistry modelling or Earth
system science). Further details are available for the individual posts
at the links above. Suitably qualified candidates may apply for both
positions as recruitment for these network will be fully coordinated.

These are fixed-term posts for 24 months starting on a mutually agreed date as soon as possible after 1st October. The closing date for both positions is Friday 28th September 2012 (the closing date on the Edinburgh post will be updated to this shortly).


David Stevenson              
School of GeoSciences, Crew Building, The University of Edinburgh,
King's Buildings, Edinburgh  EH9 3JN, UK.   tel: +44(0)131-6506750

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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