Monitoring atmospheric composition & climate
 
 
Research Associate Positions at KCL

A number of Research Associate positions are available within the Research Cluster led by Professor Martin Wooster at King's College London (UK), concentrating on the study of biomass burning using satellite Earth Observation, simulation modelling and in situ and remote sensing measurement techniques.

Posts are variously related to the UK NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (www.nceo.ac.uk) and to the development of the fire emissions component of the GMES Atmospheric Monitoring and Forecasting service under the MACC-II EU FP7 project (www.gmes-atmosphere.eu). Ongoing research topics to which the post holders will contribute to include exploitation of thermal remote sensing data, EO active fire algorithm development and validation, fire simulation modelling and modelling of smoke atmospheric transport, exploitation of atmospheric spectroscopy data for smoke aerosol and trace gas emissions studies, and deployment of flux towers, field spectroscopy and UAV imaging methods at experimental fires. 

There are opportunities to contribute to a number of ongoing projects, and research and publication examples can be found at www.tinyurl.com/mwooster. Applicants should have research experience in one or more of the following areas: remote sensing, EO algorithm development, satellite fire product use and validation, fire spread or CFD modelling, atmospheric spectroscopy, use of atmospheric chemistry/transport models, deployment of in situ measurement devices during field campaigns. An understanding of biomass burning processes and effects would be useful, and candidates are expected to be able to work with large datasets, to write computer code (ideally IDL and/or Python) and to be able to communicate clearly in English.

Further opportunities within the research team may arise for suitably performing candidates.

Application deadline is 14/3/2012.

Further detail and application material can be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=11315