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[Met-jobs] Early Career Research Fellow Vacancy - Modelling the Dispersion of Airborne Pathogens

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Date Wed, 11 May 2016 09:35:36 +0000

University of Hertfordshire Research Vacancy

Dispersion of Airborne Pathogens and Implications for Crops

Vacancy number 013445

To apply and further details go to:

Salary: Grade UH7 - £31,656 to £37,768 per annum depending on skills and experience

This is a new Research Fellow Post for a high performing early career researcher. In the first instance the duration for the post will be five year term but it is our expectation that the successful appointee will grow their research activities to become a permanent academic staff member by the end of that period within the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.

You will work on an innovative research programme to modify and apply advanced atmospheric models (e.g. WRF and CMAQ) to predict long range transport and deposition of epidemic fungal spores and to quantify their consequences for crop productivity (e.g. losses from epidemic diseases spread by airborne spores). Source attribution and model evaluation will be conducted with data from field experiments and sensor observations using genomic and molecular diagnostic techniques with our collaborators, especially those at Rothamsted Research.


While you will be primarily based in the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR), School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, you will also interact with Rothamsted Research, and the University’s School of Life and Medical Sciences and School of Computer Science,  and Centre for Agriculture, Food & Environmental Management (CAFEM) which is a collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire, the Royal Veterinary College, Rothamsted Research and Oaklands College.  


Closing date:   Tuesday 17 May 2016


Contact details:

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi, Director of the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research,


Tel: + 44 (0)1707 284520



Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi

Director of the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR)

University of Hertfordshire College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1707 284520 Fax: +44 (0) 1707 284208


CAIR Website:

Air Quality Conference Website:



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Description: Research Position - Dispersion of Airborne Pathogens.pdf

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