February 2014
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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

From Don Grainger <>
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Date Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:59:36 +0000

Grade 7: £29,541 – £36,298 pa

Fixed term for 12 months

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) to work in the Earth Observation Data Group on the analysis of laboratory measurements of aerosols. The post is available initially for fixed-term duration of 12 months and is available immediately. The post concerns the estimation of aerosol refractive indices from existing laboratory measurements of transmission spectra and particle size distributions. Aerosols to be analysed include black carbon, TiO2 and candidate particles for stratospheric geoengineering. Much of the work will involve writing journal articles that: describe the results including their uncertainty; interpreting the refractive indices in terms of the physical and chemical properties of the aerosol; and, relating the results to aerosol radiative effects on the Earth’s atmosphere. Applicants should have or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics, physical chemistry, mathematics or a related field and experience in data analysis. It will be an advantage to have experience in atmospheric radiative transfer and/or Fourier transform spectroscopy. Good writing and computational skills are essential with experience in UNIX/Linux, IDL and FORTRAN an advantage.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Dr Don Grainger. (

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link: University jobs website Only applications received before midday 28th February 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, covering letter (maximum 1-2 pages) and CV.

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