Research Associate in Urban Air Quality Observations

From University of Manchester site

The Centre of Atmospheric Sciences is seeking an excellent scientist to work on a major UK air quality research project.  The Integrated Research Observation System for Clean Air (OSCA) project is part of the UKRI Clean Air: Analysis and Solutions Programme that seeks to predict future changes in the sources, emissions and atmospheric processes responsible for air pollution. The role is to have responsibility for measurements of gas and particle pollutants at the Manchester Air Quality Supersite, an observatory maintained by the University of Manchester.  You will be responsible for ensuring that the air quality supersite in Manchester operates continuously, the instruments are all maintained and regularly calibrated and serviced. You will carry out quality assurance of the data sets produced and deliver final data products to appropriate data centres.  You will work with the data to address some of the key questions involving sources of air pollution in UK cities, including source apportionment of PM, ultrafine particle behaviour and quantification of secondary organic aerosol.  This is an exciting opportunity for a scientist with a strong interest in atmospheric air pollution measurements and a track record in data analysis who is keen to work in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary team.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The Department holds a Bronze Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We positively welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk/connect/social-responsibility/

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Hugh Coe.

Email: hugh.coe@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.