September 2019
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[Met-jobs] Post opening for 3-year Air Pollution Modeller at CEH Edinburgh

From "Nemitz, Eiko G." <>
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Date Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:38:25 +0000

Please find below the advert for a 3-year Air Pollution Modeller Research Assistant post at postdoctoral level based at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at its Edinburgh site.
Dr Eiko Nemitz
Group Leader “Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange & Effects”
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB
Tel.: +44 131 4458543
Mobile: +44 7785 357013
Research Associate, Air Pollution Modeller - based at CEH Edinburgh
The Opportunity
We are seeking an Air Pollution Modeller to join a research team applying atmospheric chemistry and transport models (ACTMs) to predict spatial and temporal patterns of concentrations and deposition of air pollutants, in the UK, Europe and, increasingly, pollution hotspots around the world (China, India, Africa).
Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will be contributing to the scientific development of advanced atmospheric chemistry transport models, including both coding and conceptual development, as well as the integration of new scientific findings.
You will be involved in running complex models in a high performance computing environment, quality control of model outputs, assessment of model sensitivity and uncertainties, and the assessment of a range of scenarios based on policy interventions.
You will lead and contribute to peer-reviewed publications and customer reports and present scientific results at project meetings, conferences and to stakeholders.
Ideal Candidate
You must have a good degree (2:1) in a relevant numerate discipline and either a PhD or equivalent postgraduate experience. 
You will be proficient in writing FORTRAN code in UNIX/LINUX environment.
You will possess and demonstrate a high level of numeracy
You will hold extensive knowledge of transport and/or chemistry models
You will be expected to travel for various meetings held nationally and internationally, therefore a willingness to travel is essential.
Able to demonstrate a commitment to promote and adhere to CEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Team work.
Desirable Skills
Knowledge of atmospheric chemistry as well as surface / atmosphere exchange processes would be a distinct advantage, as would be experience in using ambient measurements for model improvement and assessment.
Skills and Knowledge You Will Gain
Operation of the WRF numerical weather forecasting model
Operation of the EMEP Chemistry and Transport Model
Tools for interpreting and visualizing model results
Statistical techniques for time-series and spatial analysis
Surface / atmosphere exchange processes
Basics of micrometeorological flux measurement approaches
Other Information
This post will be based at Edinburgh working in the Biosphere - Atmosphere Exchange and Effects group.
How to Apply
Please follow the guidelines at:
The interview date for this post will be 11 October
Closing Date: 
29 September
£29,181 - £30,000 (depending on skills and experience)

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