|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 per annum (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||8th March 2023|
Are you a highly motivated and talented scientist experienced in working with analytical systems applied to environmental sciences? Are you seeking to further your skills to studying atmospheric and climate sciences? Would you like to be part of the development team modernising the trace gases measurement suite of the largest European airborne laboratory?
The FAAM Airborne Laboratory is a unique, highly modified 4-engine jet aircraft adapted to carry a range of scientific instruments. It is dedicated to supporting the UK atmospheric science community and users of atmospheric science data. FAAM is managed by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, flight technicians and project managers, forming a complete support package. Our instrumented payload capability is extensively reliant on state of-the-art systems, often customised for use on the aircraft. FAAM is supported by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is an environmental research infrastructure of national and international importance.
The exciting £50m Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) Programme aims to deliver upgrades and enhancements to the aircraft, its measurement capabilities and its research impact, extending its useful life to 2040. Successful delivery of the Programme will enable the FAAM Airborne Laboratory to meet the ongoing and future requirements for UK researchers, the Met Office, UK government bodies, commercial organisations and international research bodies.
As a Chemistry Instrumentation Scientist, you will be responsible for delivering a newly specified, high quality, reliable and innovative trace-gas measurement suite, and its associated systems for the FAAM aircraft. Good imaginative thinking is required along with the ability to work with research scientists, engineers and instrumentation manufacturers. This is a new post, and will be ideal for a motivated person who is familiar with working across disciplines, and keen to make a valuable contribution to the development of an internationally significant project.
You will have the opportunity to fly on a research aircraft, work with some of the very best atmospheric scientists, thereby directly supporting cutting-edge science on climate.
The post holder will be employed by the University of Leeds, and will be based within the FAAM team on the campus at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Stéphane Bauguitte, Chemistry Specialist, FAAM Airborne Laboratory
Tel: +44 (0) 7825 114135
Working time: 100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Contract type: Fixed term (Until 31st March 2026 due to funding)
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