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[Met-jobs] Research Fellow in Air Pollution - University of Birmingham

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Date Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:34:31 +0000

Research Fellow in Air Pollution
University of Birmingham, UK

Delhi is one of the world's most polluted cities, with millions of inhabitants 
experiencing air pollution which substantially exceeds national and 
international standards.  Research to identify sources and process responsible 
for poor air quality in Delhi is urgently needed, to support the development of 
efficient policies reduce pollution levels and improve human and environmental 
health.  The UK Natural Environment Research Council, in collaboration with 
Indian funders, have developed the research programme "Atmospheric Pollution 
and Human Health in an Indian Megacity (APHH-India)" with a view to generating 
both a better understanding of the air pollution phenomena in Delhi and 
surrounding areas and the options for mitigation.  The University of Birmingham 
leads the "An Integrated Study of Air Pollutant Sources in the Delhi National 
Capital Region (NCR): ASAP-Delhi" project within this programme; ASAP-Delhi 
will support a range of measurement and modelling activities conducted by the 
Universities of Birmingham and Surrey in the UK, and by the Indian Institute of 
Technology (Delhi) and National Physical Laboratory in Delhi.

Applications are invited for a 36 month Postdoctoral Research Fellow post at 
Birmingham, to participate in field measurement campaigns in Delhi, and to 
carry out offline physical and chemical analyses of airborne particles 
collected using a number of analytical approaches such as Nanoscale Secondary 
Ion Mass Spectrometer, Transmission Electron Microscope and Gas 
Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer. The offline data will be integrated with 
other online and semi-online analyses (e.g., size distribution, metal, isotope 
and Aerosol Mass Spectrometer data) to understand the sources of PM2.5 and the 
formation mechanisms of haze particles under different atmospheric conditions 
(e.g., winter vs. summer, fog vs. non-fog).  

The applicant will join the air pollution / atmospheric chemistry research 
group at the University of Birmingham, with field, laboratory and model 
activity ranging from source and emissions measurements to model and 
experimental studies of vegetation - climate interaction. They will have the 
opportunity to interact with the wider group, and to contribute to PhD and 
Masters student supervision  For more information see :

Applicants should have a first degree in a science discipline and PhD degree in 
atmospheric chemistry, preferably involving trace chemical analysis.  The 
postholder will work closely with the wider ASAP-Delhi team as well as other UK 
and Indian participants of the APHH-India programme, including participation in 
field campaigns and associated visits to India.  The post will start in Autumn 

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Dr. Zongbo Shi ( and 
Professor William Bloss ( 

To apply, please see Vacancy number 56884 :

Applications must be submitted via the online system; please enclose a full CV 
and covering letter with your application.  Closing Date 7th May 2017.

William Bloss
Professor of Atmospheric Science & Head of School
School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
Tel. +44 (0)121 414 7455 (Eileen Jackson, PA) or 0121 414 4173 (research office)
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