Senior Research Associate: Modelling Air Pollution in Delhi

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Department:  Lancaster Environment Centre
Contract: Temporary

We seek to appoint a Senior Research Associate at the Lancaster Environment Centre to model air pollution emissions and processing in Delhi as part of the NERC/Newton Fund programme “Air Pollution and Human Health in an Indian Megacity”.

The project will involve application of a nested version of the WRF-Chem regional atmospheric chemistry-transport model to investigate the sensitivity of urban air quality in Delhi to key emission sources, to critically evaluate the model against campaign observations, and to use the ADMS-Urban dispersion model to make the first street-scale assessment of air pollution in Delhi, informing studies of human exposure. The underlying goals are to develop a better understanding of urban air pollution and its sources, to improve predictive capability, and to inform mitigation options. The project includes national and international collaborators and will involve travel to Delhi to participate in field campaigns and work with Indian scientists.

You should have (or be about to complete) a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, meteorology or a related quantitative discipline. You should have experience in developing and running numerical models, and in data analysis. Experience with air pollution models, sensitivity analysis, and model evaluation against complex observational datasets would be an advantage.

You require demonstrated independence, good communication skills and a willingness to work effectively in a multidisciplinary international environment. You will be expected to present results at national and international meetings and to write up results for publication in leading scientific journals.

This is a fixed term, full time post for up to 40 months starting in April 2017 or at a mutually agreed date.



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