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[Met-jobs] Research fellow, University of Leeds

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 6 Jan 2016 11:11:08 +0000


Research Fellow: Development of a new microfluidics instrument to measure the 
concentration of atmospheric ice nucleating particles at the University of 
Leeds (Ben Murray)

We seek an ambitious individual to develop a new microfluidics instrument for 
the detection and quantification of atmospheric ice nucleating particles. This 
project is part of a large €2.7 M European Research Council Consolidator 
fellowship led by Dr Ben Murray, which is focused on quantifying the 
concentration of ice nucleating particles in remote marine locations. This 
builds on our recent work which shows that there is a biogenic marine source of 
INPs (Wilson et al. Nature, 
2015<http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7568/abs/nature14986.html>). 
This study highlights the need for instruments which are capable of making 
semi-autonomous measurements of INP concentrations with very high sample 
statistics and low detection limits.

Your primary role will be to use your microfluidics expertise to develop a 
novel microfluidics device for quantifying INP.  This will involve working with 
Dr Jung-uk Shim, a microfluidics expert based in Physics in Leeds. You will 
also be embedded within the Ice Nucleation group in the Institute for Climate 
and Atmospheric Science. Part of this project will involve taking the new 
instrument into the field, in close collaboration with the other group members, 
in order test it and also produce much needed datasets.

You will have an experimental PhD (or close to submission) in some field of 
Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related discipline. 
You will also have experience in design and construction of microfluidics 
lab-on-a-chip devices as well as the ability to use drawing tools such as 
AutoCAD for the design of microfluidics devices.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ben Murray email: 
b.j.murray@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:b.j.murray@leeds.ac.uk> tel: +44 (0)113 34 32887 
or
Dr Jung-uk Shim, email: j.shim@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:j.shim@leeds.ac.uk> tel: +44 
(0)113 34 33903

A link to the full job description can be found at the bottom of this page: 
https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1091



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