Senior Research Associate

University of East Anglia - Faculty of Science

School of Environmental Sciences

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Associate to undertake studies of chemical, physical and biological processes related to sea-ice and the overlying atmosphere and underlying water using the highly instrumented Roland von Glasow Air-Sea-Ice-Chamber.

The studies will be undertaken in the context of the Eurochamp-2020 project and involve a combination of experimental and modelling work. The experiments aim to provide the necessary boundary conditions and characterization to enable simulation of the chamber processes (physical and biogeochemical) in models, with the purpose of upscaling these processes to regional and global forecasting systems.

The work will focus on a range of aspects including:

  • Physical and chemical gas fluxes between sea-ice and ice-atmosphere interfaces.
  • Atmospheric chemical reactions.
  • Emission and deposition of reactive nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at atmosphere-ice/snow interfaces.
  • Instrument comparisons (gas chromatography, laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry) for VOCs, organic nitrates and inorganic gas measurements.
  • Development of a RvG-ASIC chamber version of the boundary layer model MISTRA or other suitable models (e.g. LIM1D) and integration of the experimental findings into the model.

There is a scope to adapt or enhance the project in a direction of the SRA's interest.

The SRA will document the work and contribute to scientific reports and standard operation procedure development; write scientific publications for international, peer-reviewed journals and present the work at national and international conferences, and to stakeholders and policymakers.

You must have a PhD in Environmental Science, chemistry, physics or equivalent independent research experience, and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.
The post is available from 1 January 2018 on a full-time basis for a fixed term period of 30 months.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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