[ES_JOBS_NET] Three-year postdoctoral position available in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Leeds

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu May 23 09:58:48 MDT 2013

*Three-year postdoctoral position available in Atmospheric Chemistry*


*Project title: Peroxy Radical Photolysis and its Impact on Atmospheric 

A postdoctoral position is now available in the School of Chemistry at 
the University of Leeds for a period of 3 years. Applications are 
invited from motivated individuals on a project funded by the Natural 
Environment Research Council to test the hypothesis that an important 
missing source of atmospheric hydroxyl radicals in some environments is 
the photolysis of peroxy radicals generated during the oxidation of 
volatile organic compounds. Recent field measurements in forested 
regions have revealed much higher concentrations of the hydroxyl (OH) 
radical than can explained by current atmospheric models. The project 
will investigate this hypothesis mainly through laser based laboratory 
experiments to determine the fundamental details of the photolysis 
process. The results will be used as input into atmospheric models to 
assess the impact of peroxy radical photolysis.

You will have a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Physics or a related 
discipline or have submitted a thesis prior to taking up the 
appointment. Experience in some of the following areas is essential: 
Laboratory studies of chemical kinetics, reaction dynamics or 
photochemistry, use of pulsed lasers, laser induced fluorescence or 
absorption spectroscopy, data acquisition and instrument control (e.g. 
LabVIEW), use of vacuum and flow systems.

The salary will be at University Grade 6 (£24,766 - £29,541 p.a.) or 
University Grade 7 (£30,424 - £36,298 p.a.) dependent upon 
qualifications and experience. It is likely that an appointment will be 
made no higher than £30,424 p.a. since there are funding limitations 
which dictate the level at which this appointment can start.

Informal enquiries may be made to either Dwayne Heard, email 
D.E.Heard at leeds.ac.uk <mailto:D.E.Heard at leeds.ac.uk>, tel +44(0)113 343 
6471 or Mark Blitz, email M.Blitz at leeds.ac.uk 
<mailto:M.Blitz at leeds.ac.uk>, tel +44(0)113 343 6594.

Closing Date: 19 June 2013

Full details of the position and how to make an application can be found at:


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