NERC Funded PhD Studentships in Atmospheric Chemistry



Starting Date: 1 October 2013

Applications are invited for two fully funded NERC funded PhD studentships in Atmospheric Chemistry.

You will work in well-equipped laboratories and be part of an active, thriving and well-funded atmospheric chemistry community within the School of Chemistry, which contains the groups of Professors Dwayne Heard, John Plane and Paul Seakins. The School has an internationally leading reputation in atmospheric chemistry for field measurements of atmospheric composition, laboratory studies of chemical kinetics and photochemistry, and the development of numerical models and chemical mechanisms, including the Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM). Activities in these three areas are intimately linked and interdependent, providing a significant advantage. The Leeds FAGE (fluorescence assay by gas expansion) field instruments are part of the Facility for Ground-Based Atmospheric Measurements (FGAM) of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), which is hosted in Leeds. You will be supported to attend both national and international conferences, and will receive a wide range of training, for example in communication skills, project management, and with other technical aspects (for example Labview and computing).

Standard NERC eligibility rules apply. Applicants should have a First or 2:1 degree in Chemistry or a related discipline, or have a 2:2 degree and also a Masters qualification. Applicants should be a UK Citizen, or an EU Citizen who has lived in the UK for 3 years. The studentship will cover the successful applicant’s fees and provides the standard NERC PhD stipend.

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Further details on the projects available, including how to apply, can be found at:

http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/how-to-apply/project-opportunities.html

Closing date: 1st September 2013

Please address enquiries to Ms. Anna Luty ([email protected], 0113 343 6552)

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