Research Assistant / Field Measurement Systems Researcher with CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Working hours 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible work will be considered.

Type of Contract Fixed-term contract

Fixed term period 2 years

Salary Research Assistant, if about to complete their PhD £30,600 per year or Researcher, if their PhD has been awarded £33,809 per year

Apply by 02/20/2022

Role description

We welcome applications from qualified and committed researchers to join our team working on agricultural and environmental sustainability.

About the role

You will work on UKRI projects measuring atmospheric constituents including isoprene, dimethyl sulfide and the greenhouse gases CO2 and CH4 to provide a new understanding of their emissions. Projects address emissions from forests, oceans and cities. Much of the research involves the use and further development of the custom iDirac GC-PID, so good instrumental and hands-on skills are required. You will also need to direct the interpretation of the measurements.

About you

You will be a motivated individual with an active interest in developing new experimental approaches and using them to provide new insights into the behavior of the atmosphere. You will be trained at doctoral level (or close to completion) in a relevant subject and have experience in laboratory or field measurements. You will be motivated to develop research in collaboration with project partners at other universities and in other countries.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unparalleled industry partnerships create world leaders in technology and management. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Environment and Agribusiness is one of eight subject areas 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.

Our values ​​and commitments

Our shared and stated values ​​help define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Learn more here.

Our goal is to create and sustain a culture where everyone can work and study together and realize their full potential. Learn about our key commitments to equality, diversity & inclusion and flexible working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements through April 2022. This means that the majority of our staff spend between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office, where duties allow.

How to register

For an informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Professor Neil Harris, Professor of Atmospheric Computing via

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 3923.

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 20, 2022

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