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[Met-jobs] Air Quality Research Technician - University of Birmingham

From Lee Chapman <L.Chapman@bham.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:07:01 +0000

With apologies for cross posting…

 

A new NERC funded project focussed on  improving air quality across the West Midlands (WMair) seeks to appoint a suitably qualified individual to a 28-month technical support post to assist in our air quality monitoring efforts.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the build and deployment of bespoke particulate matter sensors as well as the upgrade and routine maintenance of existing monitoring networks across Birmingham.  The post-holder will also support the curation and provision of air quality and weather data to staff, students and external organisations as well as contribute to the chemical analyses of particulate matter samples.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

·         Design, build, installation and servicing of bespoke PM sensor packages

·         Adaptation and maintenance of an existing 25 site weather station network to measure air quality

·         Perform data quality control checks and ensure the validity of data on the basis of expert knowledge. The post holder will need to have the specialist ability to spot erroneous data values which would otherwise go unnoticed by automatic algorithms.

·         Ensuring that the facilities are maintained in a clean, functional and safe condition, reporting any problems through the appropriate channels.

 

Person specification:

 

·         A good degree in a science or engineering based subject (or equivalent in experience).

·         In-depth practical knowledge of technical and scientific methods stated above

·         Previous experience of field sampling and/or field measurement type work is desirable.

·         Good laboratory practice gained through extensive experience and formal qualification.  The postholder is required to be qualified and up to date in the techniques of First Aid (although training may be given), health and safety risk assessments including COSHH risk assessments and the safe handling and disposal of all materials used in analyses including hazardous chemicals.

 

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Zongbo Shi (z.shi@bham.ac.uk) or Professor Lee Chapman (l.chapman@bham.ac.uk).

More details also available here: https://tinyurl.com/ybv7kp9k

 

Lee

 

   Lee Chapman

   Professor of Climate Resilience
   Director of Knowledge Transfer
   College of Life and Environmental Sciences

 

a: School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences

   University of Birmingham

   B15 2TT, UK

e: l.chapman@bham.ac.uk

w: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/gees/chapman-lee.aspx

t: ++44 (0)121 414 7435

f: ++44 (0)121 414 5528

 



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