Research Assistant/Associate (Air Quality) - D105273R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Infrastructure

£27,285 to £28,936 (PhD not awarded)
£29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded)

You are expected to work in the School of Engineering to conduct air quality monitoring, source apportionment and modelling study in the project CORONA (City Observatory Research platfOrm for iNnovation and Analytics). The role involves conducting a series of air pollution monitoring campaigns investigating the main sources of air pollution in a city. You will be expected to complement monitored air quality data with the secondary data available from local, national and international resources. You will also be expected to conduct source apportionment studies leading to the physical and chemical characterisation of pollutants contributed by various sources, and setting up and application of multi-scale air quality models.

You will have an awarded PhD (or be working towards) in related environmental areas. A proven track record in the area of air pollution monitoring and modelling is essential.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills. It is desirable to have good understanding of statistical techniques. A knowledge of source apportionment techniques and air quality modelling would be advantageous.

Candidates are expected to be available for occasional national and international travel.

The post will be supervised by Dr Anil Namdeo (

This post is available fixed term for 24 months.

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For informal enquiries please contact Dr Anil Namdeo (

School of Engineering

Environmental Engineering Group

Geospatial Engineering Research Group

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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