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[Met-jobs] NCAS Job opportunity - Research Fellow in LIDAR Observations of Volcanic Ash

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Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:58:36 -0000

Dear Roger,


I would be grateful if you could circulate this job opportunity through met-jobs. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds


NCAS Research Fellow in LIDAR Observations of Volcanic Ash

University Grade 7 (£30,424 - 36,298 per annum)

Full time – fixed term for 24 months – to commence as soon as possible


You will contribute to the ongoing work concerning the use of the NCAS LIDAR for the observation of airborne volcanic ash. The role will involve the quality control, analysis and interpretation of data collected from the NCAS LIDAR deployed in Iceland, the development of ash microphysical retrievals using this data and that from additional instrumentation co-located with the LIDAR, the development and delivery of training to the growing Icelandic LIDAR community, and to develop LIDAR techniques for the automated early warning of hazardous periods arising from the re-suspension of volcanic ash. This work is expected to lead to further funding opportunities, the application for which you will be expected to contribute. We will also expect you to contribute to other work within NCAS on use of LIDAR techniques for observing volcanic ash.


The project contributes to the work of NCAS in supporting the national response to volcanic ash hazards. NCAS is one of NERC's six research centres, with responsibility of providing national capability and coordinating strategic research on behalf of the UK atmospheric science research community. The NCAS Headquarters is at the University of Leeds.

You will have a PhD in either atmospheric physics or chemistry with significant experience in both field based atmospheric measurement and the analysis of atmospheric measurement data. You will also have the ability to work proactively, taking the initiative and driving the project forward, with good communication and interpersonal skills.


You will be based within NCAS at the University of Leeds but the work will involve frequent visits to, and communication with partners in the Iceland Meteorological Office.


Full details and to apply online please visit the University of Leeds website – (Ref no: ENVEE0159)


Closing date – Monday 6 May.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 23 May 2013.




Ali Gane

NCAS Administration Team

National Centre for Atmospheric Science

School of Earth and Environment

University of Leeds




T:   0113 343 6408

F:   0113 343 6499



Our working hours are:

Ali - 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday

Liz - 9.30am to 1.30pm, Monday - Friday

Flick - 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday - Friday


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