Global Ozone Impacts Scientist

UK Research and Innovation - NERC CEH

About Us

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

The recruiting partner is NERC - the Natural Environment Research Council - is the UK’s leading public funder of environmental science. The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of NERC and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Working in partnership with the research community, policy makers, industry and society, CEH undertakes cutting edge research to deliver world class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed pollution scientist with expertise in ecological impacts to lead an internationally renowned cooperative programme and research team quantifying and modelling the responses of vegetation and terrestrial ecosystems to ozone pollution from local to global scales.

Based at our Bangor site, the primary roles of this post will be to:

  • Provide leadership for an international research programme involving scientists from over 50 countries and currently expanding into Asia
  • Provide leadership within CEH on ozone impacts on vegetation, contributing to the strategic development of research in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects, Pollution and Soils and Land-use science areas
  • Provide scientific leadership for a team of researchers specialising in ozone impacts, further developing world-class experimental facilities and building international networks
  • Develop and secure funding for innovative research into the effects of ozone pollution on vegetation at a range of scales
  • Publish, lead and co-author high profile, high impact research papers.

About you

You must have a PhD in spatial impacts modelling, plant physiology or another subject relevant to the post.

You will be a highly regarded scientist in a research area with a proven track record of high impact research in either –

  • Global or regional modelling of impacts of ozone scenarios on food security, ecosystem services and/or natural capital
  • Experimental investigations of the impacts of ozone on ecosystem processes.

You should have a history of attracting competitively won research income, including as principal investigator.

It would be beneficial if you had experience of working in ODA countries, including established networks of potential collaborators.

What we offer

We take care of our employees by offering many benefits such as a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holidays per annum.

We have an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 11th May 2018.
The interview date is 5th June 2018.

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