Example: Research Staff

Vacancy Ref: A***
Job Title:
NCAS Weather Research Fellow
Present Grade: 6
Lancaster Environment Centre
Directly responsible to:
Dr. Oliver Wild
Supervisory responsibility for: Some supervision of postgraduate students
Other contacts
Prof. Nick Hewitt, Dr. Rob MacKenzie; academic staff and PDRA in LEC
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science, particularly NCAS Weather (led by Prof. Geraint Vaughan,
Manchester) but also NCAS Composition and NCAS Climate.
Major Duties:
1. Improving scientific understanding of how meteorological processes control the removal and transport of
chemically-active pollutants, quantifying the effect of these processes on long-range pollutant transport,
regional air quality and global climate. An example of this would be in investigating the efficiency of the air
flows associated with frontal systems in lifting ozone precursors into the free troposphere, where
subsequent ozone formation and transport over intercontinental scales leads to substantial impacts on
both air quality and climate.
2. Applying and developing models of atmospheric chemistry and transport to explore these interactions. The
principal model to be applied will be the WRF-Chem mesoscale model, although there will also be the
opportunity to use the FRSGC/UCI global chemical transport model to provide a global context. These
models will be used in collaboration with others in the atmospheric science community at Lancaster,
Manchester, Leeds and Cambridge with the aim of developing new scientific expertise and strengthening
support for models such as WRF-Chem within the NCAS community in the UK.
3. Participation in NCAS Weather project meetings; preparation and presentation of talks, posters and reports
to disseminate the results of these studies.
4. Preparation of progress reports for NCAS describing the results of the project.
5. Participation in national and international conferences and workshops to present the results of the project
to a wider audience and to learn about current advances in the field.
6. Preparation of journal papers for publication of project findings.
7. Participation in (and ultimately taking the lead in) writing new research proposals that build on the
expertise in meteorology/transport interactions developed in this project.