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NCAS Instrument Scientist
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-015743

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/11/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 or £41,526 to £51,034 per annum, depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Earth & Environmental Sciences

Hours Per Week: full time

Contract Duration: starting 1 January 2021 for 3 years

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

We invite applications for an NCAS Instrument Scientist in the field of Cloud Microphysics. The position is funded by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). NCAS is a world leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The University of Manchester hosts several NCAS staff within the Centre for Atmospheric Science, which is part of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. 

The position is available at Grade 6 or Grade 7, depending on experience, as described in the detailed job descriptions. The initial appointment is for 3 years, but extensions are likely as part of the long term partnership between NCAS and the University. The position has two main roles:

1.    Delivery of measurement facilities and data to the UK atmospheric science community, as part of the NCAS Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility (AMOF). A major component of this consists of fieldwork, including operating from research aircraft.

2.    Delivery of NCAS science in the area of cloud microphysics, including development of new calibration methods, instrument development, and publication of research findings in peer reviewed journals.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Jonathan Crosier

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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