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Research Associate in Atmospheric Modelling

Research Associate in Atmospheric Modelling

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Imperial College London

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.


London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
22 August 2020

28 July 2020

Job description

We are seeking a talented Research Associate in Atmospheric Modelling, who is familiar with multiscale air quality modelling with a chemical transport model (CTM), preferably CMAQ, and a local scale model such as ADMS, to join our Environmental Research Group (ERG).

You will undertake air quality modelling using a chemical transport model (CTM) model, preferably Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model, and a local scale model such as ADMS, for both policy interventions and academic research.

The post is developmental and is therefore expected to change over time to reflect the overall functioning of the ERG.

Duties and responsibilities

To undertake detailed model assessments using a CTM or CMAQ for private companies, research councils and NGO’s.

To develop methods and datasets for use with the model to address priorities within the group.

To develop model bias correction methods, where knowledge of artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning or data assimilation techniques would be desirable.

To write reports for clients and journal papers in high impact scientific journals.

To present at national/international conferences and meetings.

To apply for research funding through fellowship and grant applications.

To contribute to the research activities of ERG and more widely with external partners.

To undertake other duties as may be required from time to time.

Essential requirements
You should have an honours degree in a relevant science subject (for example physics or engineering) or related to environmental sciences and meteorology, and a PhD in Atmospheric Modelling in a relevant science subject such as chemistry, meteorology or environmental science, or near completion.

You will have analytical and interpretative skills in air pollution data, programming skills, and excellent skills in communication and writing.

You will need to demonstrate experience in air pollution related topics and have recent experience and use of data analysis techniques – examples include dispersion model evaluation, regression analysis or uncertainty estimation.

Further information
The contract is open ended and full-time.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 – £38,566 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Valentina Lotti:

For technical issues when applying online please email

How to apply

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Valentina Lotti:

For technical issues when applying online please email