|From||"Stopford, Chris" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Mon, 3 Jul 2017 08:28:47 +0000|
PhD Studentship: Airborne Particle Detection Research
The University of Hertfordshire’s successful Particle Instruments and Diagnostics research group seeks to recruit a highly motivated PhD student to help develop new airborne particle detection and classification technologies.
The PID group (go.herts.ac.uk/pid) uses laser light scattering and other optical techniques to develop bespoke research instruments aimed at solving challenging scientific problems associated with the detection, sizing and classification of airborne microscopic particles. Examples include: aircraft-borne instruments for the study of atmospheric cloud particles (ice crystals, droplets and solid aerosol) and their role in climate behaviour; real-time monitors for the detection of airborne asbestos fibres and other harmful respirable particles; fog monitoring with high spatial and temporal resolution data; and instruments for detection of airborne biological particles such as bacteria, spores, and pollens. PID built instruments are used by research organisations in the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.
A range of possible PhD projects exists, including:
The successful candidate will hold a good honours degree in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline and have good experimental lab-based skills. They will be supported within an informal, dynamic team emphasizing creativity and high quality science in the development of instrument solutions for particle analysis challenges. The candidate could also be involved in field campaigns where required and so a willingness to travel overseas would be essential. They would also be encouraged to author or co-author articles for submission to high-impact journals and to present results at national or international conferences.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to make informal enquiries by email in the first instance, quoting the vacancy reference in the subject line, to:
Dr Chris Stopford. firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Starting Date: 1st October 2017
The studentship provides tuition fees as well as a tax-free maintenance allowance of £14,553 per year.
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