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[Met-jobs] Environmental Scientist (Air Quality Modelling)

From Clare Heaviside <>
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Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:20:50 +0000

Environmental Scientist (Air Quality Modelling)


Employer: Public Health England, Air Pollution and Climate Change, Harwell site, Oxfordshire.

Salary: £35,425-£44,019

Fixed Term for 4 years


PHE’s Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) is looking for a self-motivated atmospheric and air quality modeller to contribute to a research programme on Environmental Change and Health. This research, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), will be part of a collaboration of PHE with the University of Exeter, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the UK Met Office, and University College London.

The post holder will set up and run a mesoscale meteorological model (WRF: Weather Research Forecasting) at PHE, and then couple WRF to a chemical transport model (e.g. WRF-Chem, CMAQ) for the UK. The modelling system will then be used to investigate the intensity of the Urban Heat Island and the sensitivity of urban temperatures to land use type. In addition, the postholder will investigate the influence of local weather and emissions on air quality. The modelled output (temperature and air pollution) will be used to calculate health burdens in urban areas, particularly during heatwaves, and to investigate how these health burdens may change under a range of future conditions relating to variations in climate, land use or emission sources, with a view to publishing peer reviewed articles.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in meteorology, climatology, physics, atmospheric chemistry, environmental science, mathematical modelling or similar. Relevant post-doctoral experience, preferably involving setting up, running or analysing output from atmospheric or air quality models is also desirable.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact either Dr Clare Heaviside ( or Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis


For more details and to apply, go to:

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