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[Met-jobs] Two PostDoc positions at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) --Update about closing date--

From Alessandro <alessandro.bigi@unimore.it>
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Date Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:15:00 +0200

The closing date for these 2 positions is now set to 11 October 2018.

More info at http://www.larma.unimore.it/site/home/job-openings.html




The “Enzo Ferrari” Engineering Department DIEF in Modena, Italy, seeks 2 (two) post-doctoral research scientists to assess urban air quality by (1) microscale lagrangian particle dispersion modelling and (2) by sensor networks for air quality and traffic, both within the EU project TRAFAIR

Context:

The largest part of world population lives in urban areas and demands for better air quality. To answer this need DIEF is leading TRAFAIR, a EU-funded project within the CEF-TELECOM programme, aimed to improve urban air quality in a pool of European cities. The project is based on combining microscale lagrangian particle dispersion modelling, dynamic modelling of traffic flow and an urban network of traffic flow sensors and of air quality small sensors. The test case cities within TRAFAIR are Modena, Florence, Pisa and Livorno in Italy, Zaragoza and Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

DIEF is leading the consortium, which includes local municipalities and University/Research Centres in most test case city, and will provide guidelines and support to the partners in the two key activities of dispersion modelling and air quality measurements.

Job description 1 - Responsibilities and tasks:
    • application of the microscale lagrangian particle dispersion models GRAL and PMSSpray in Modena to estimate the impact by vehicular traffic and other sources on atmospheric NOx and CO
    • setting up an operational chain for 1-day forecast of NOx and CO levels by GRAL and PMSSpray in Modena
    • supporting TRAFAIR partners from Florence, Zaragoza and Santiago de Compostela in the set up of the GRAL dispersion model in their respective towns
    • active collaboration with the buddy modellers at TRAFAIR partners and with the buddy post-doctoral scientist in Modena
    • leading and/or contributing to the writing of peer-reviewed publications with the results from TRAFAIR
    • promotion of the project results at international conferences

Job description 2 - Responsibilities and tasks:
    • deployment and maintenance of low-cost air quality sensors in Modena
    • performing field calibration of low-cost sensors for air quality according to state-of-the-art protocols and/or experimental methods
    • providing guidance to the TRAFAIR partners from Florence, Zaragoza and Santiago de Compostela with collection of air quality data using low-cost air quality sensors
    • actively collaborating with TRAFAIR partners and with the buddy post-doctoral scientist in Modena
    • leading and/or contributing to the writing of peer-reviewed publications with the results from TRAFAIR
    • promotion of the project results at international conferences

Requirements:
    • ability to work collaboratively with the DIEF team and the TRAFAIR partners
    • knowledge of atmospheric sciences
    • experience with atmospheric modelling: either dispersion models (Eulerian, Lagrangian or CFD models), or meteorological models (diagnostic or prognostic) (position 1)
    • experience with experimental measurements of atmospheric compounds, data analysis and statistical methods (position 2)
    • experience with the Linux environment and R (position 1 and 2)
    • the additional experience in data analysis, python and/or statistical methods is an asset for position 1
    • the additional experience in machine learning and python is an asset for position 2

Education: PhD (or equivalent experience) in atmospheric sciences, environmental engineering or related field

Location: LARMA Lab at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria “Enzo Ferrari”, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy (www.larma.unimore.it)

Contract duration for position 1 and position 2:
fixed term, 1+1 years

Starting date:

 1 November 2018

Salary:

€ 19 300, for the first year, and includes full social and health benefits. Negotiable for the second year.

Contact:

 further information can be otained from dr. Alessandro Bigi, alessandro.bigi@unimore.it, +39 059 2056328

Application:
Application for the position must be made in accordance with the instructions in the official job advertisement, available at http://www.larma.unimore.it/site/home/job-openings.html, and must be submitted before 11th October 2018.

We can offer

    • An enjoyable working environment within one of the top ranked Engineering Department of Italy

    • Full support from senior scientists with large experience in lagrangian particle dispersion models, atmospheric data analysis and air quality data collection by several instruments, including low-cost sensors

    • HPC computing facilities for simulation and storage with full support by senior scientists with large experience in handling and integrating big data

Modena can offer

    • The home-town of Ferrari and Maserati is a vibrant community with an outstanding liveability (within Q1 in Italy), wonderful food (e.g. Modena hosts the world top ranked Osteria Francescana), and a unique variety of cultural offers either in Modena and within 1h drive (e.g. Parma, Bolonia, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara)

    • The 2nd best health care system in the world, according to WHO ranking (https://tinyurl.com/lspep6j)

    • A location at 1.5h drive both to the seaside and the Alps, and within 30’ from the Marconi International Airport in Bologna


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Alessandro Bigi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria 'Enzo Ferrari'
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
via Vivarelli 10, I-41125 Modena
phone: +39-059-2056328
fax:   +39-059-2056243
skype: ale.bigi
email: alessandro.bigi@unimore.it
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