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[Met-jobs] PhD Fellow Job Post - Air Quality Exposure Modeling System

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:14:14 +0000

 
Position Title: PhD Research Fellow
Job Type: Full-Time, 3 years
Starting Date: As soon as possible (~ 4 months to process VISA and relocation)
Department: Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark (PhD enrolment) 
and Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Research Field: Air Quality Exposure Modeling System
Major/ Essential Duties of Job:

  *   Research activities related to the development of a model system for air 
quality at address level and personal route exposure for Denmark based on the 
Operational Street Pollution Model (OSPM)
  *   prepare or assist in writing manuscripts for publication in refereed 
journals and other technical publications
Occasional Duties:

  *   have independent or supervisory roles in research
  *   participate in preparation of proposals to funding agencies and 
supervision of new graduate and/or undergraduate students
Location: Roskilde, Denmark (2 years) and Doha, Qatar (1 year) (relocation is 
necessary).
The project will be supervised by and senior scientists Matthias Ketzel and 
Steen Solvang Jensen at the Aarhus University and assistant professor 
Konstantinos E. Kakosimos at the Texas A&M University of Qatar.
Salary/ Pay Basis: For Denmark: The conditions for employment will be according 
to the employment structure for scientific personnel at universities in 
Denmark. The salary will be according to the agreement between the relevant 
labour organization and the Danish Government.
For Qatar: Commensurate up to 2,500 USD/ Monthly (based on qualifications). 
Further benefits: furnished housing, annual home leave allowance, schooling for 
dependents, vehicle allowance, medical insurance and relocation and 
repatriation expenses
How to apply: For further details/instructions visit: 
http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/calls-on-specific-projects/air-quality-exposure-modeling-system/
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact us by July 15th 
in order to have some time to interact before the final submission deadline. 
Due to summer break the response time might be longer. Send an e-mail to all 3 
supervisors: Matthias Ketzel (mke@envs.au.dk<mailto:mke@envs.au.dk>), Steen 
Solvang Jensen (ssj@envs.au.dk<mailto:ssj@envs.au.dk>) and Konstantinos 
Kakosimos (k.kakosimos@qatar.tamu.edu<mailto:k.kakosimos@qatar.tamu.edu>).
Deadline: 1. August 2015
Required Education and Experience:

  *   Master degree in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering or a closely related 
field
  *   Strong theoretical research implementation
  *   Strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Experience:

  *   Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics

·        Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  *   Programming Languages (Fortran, C++, Python etc.)
  *   Atmospheric dispersion of pollutants
  *   Measurements of atmospheric pollution and meteorology
About the employer:

·        Aarhus University offers an inspiring education and research 
environment for 44,500 students and 11,500 members of staff, ensuring results 
of a high international standard. The budgeted turnover for 2015 amounts to DKK 
6.2 billion. The university's strategy and development contract are available 
at 
www.au.dk/en<https://www.researchgate.net/go.Deref.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.au.dk%2Fen%2F>.

·        The Department of Environmental Science is a newly established and 
highly interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Science and Technology 
at Aarhus University. The expertise ranges from physics, chemistry, 
microbiology and mathematical modelling to social science, geography, economics 
and policy analysis. Currently, about 130 staff and PhD-students are working at 
the department.  Further information may be found at http://www.envs.au.dk

·        The PhD student will be affiliated with the Section for Atmospheric 
Modelling. The section conducts research targeted towards an understanding of 
fundamental atmospheric processes involved in atmospheric transport of air 
pollution. The section develops and applies local to hemispheric scale air 
pollution models that integrate with environmental and health impacts, economic 
considerations and climate changes. The aim is to provide the highest 
capability in Denmark for research, development, application, teaching and 
decision support within the area of air pollution modelling and integrated 
assessment modelling.

·        The Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar was 
developed in 2003 with the opening of the Branch Campus at Qatar. The Program 
follows the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas program and the 
Diploma are valued as such. We currently have 12 faculty, 6 academic staff, 
approximately 40 research staff and approximately 30 graduate and 100 
undergraduate students within the Department. For further information on 
aspects of the program please refer to http://chen.qatar.tamu.edu





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