An opening is available in Cranfield for a post-doc working on measuring atmospheric trace gases (from VOCs to greenhouse gases). It will involve further development of trace gas monitoring equipment (e.g., the iDirac), as well as field work and analysis of observations.
About the Role:
You will work on UKRI projects measuring atmospheric constituents, including isoprene, DMS and greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) to provide new understanding of their emissions. The projects are concerned with emissions from forests, oceans and cities. Much of the research involves the use and further development of the custom-built iDirac GC-PID so good instrumental and practical skills are required. You will also be expected to lead on the interpretation of the measurements.
You will be a self-motivated individual with an active interest in developing novel experimental approaches and using them to provide new insights into the behaviour of the atmosphere. You will be educated to doctoral level (or be close to completing) in a relevant subject and have experience in laboratory or field measurements. You will be motivated to develop the research in collaboration with project partners in other universities and in other countries.
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Environment and Agrifood is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, and training. The Cranfield Urban Observatory includes a network of atmospheric composition measurements on campus and across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.