|Salary:||£37,099 to £44,263 per annum|
|Placed On:||29th September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd November 2023|
Would you like to help explore the frontiers of our knowledge of cloud formation on other planets, by addressing our lack of knowledge on the fundamental nucleation and crystal growth mechanisms? Do you have a background in physical or chemical science, and do you want to further your career in a one of the world’s leading atmospheric science Universities?
You will become a key team member of the Ice Nucleation Group and the Atmospheric and Planetary Chemistry group in Leeds. You will be responsible for exploring the mechanisms of ice clouds in a very poorly understood clouds in the atmospheres of Venus and Mars through novel experiments.
Recent missions reveal conditions where CO2 and H2O ice clouds can exist in the mesosphere of both Mars and Venus. Comparable ice clouds in Earth’s atmosphere are important for the redistribution of condensable materials, atmospheric chemistry and, in the case of denser ice clouds, radiative transfer. These cloud-atmosphere interactions depend critically on ice particle size and number, which is determined by the nucleation mechanism. However, our understanding of how ice particles in these clouds form in the mesosphere of Mars and Venus is in its infancy.
We have identified two specific issues that we wish to address:
See the Scientific Background section for a brief scientific rational and description of the experimental programme.
What we offer in return
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Ben Murray, Professor of Atmospheric Science
John Plane, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Working time: 37.5 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed Term (Until 30 September 2025 - grant funding)
Downloads: Candidate Brief
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