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Position: Antarctic Atmospheric Scientist Cambridge and Antarctica
Institution: British Antarctic Survey
Department: Atmosphere, Ice and Climate
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Duties: The main responsibility of the job is to carry out the Atmospheric Science programme for the Station. This includes the Meteorology programme and the all aspects of the Atmospheric Chemistry programme. While in Cambridge the applicant would work with both the Meteorology (MOM) and Tropospheric Chemistry (TROPCHEM) teams to analyse/interpret data, contribute to/lead publications, and prepare instrumentation for the following summer season
Requirements: Degree in physics, chemistry, meteorology, environmental science, or similar, appropriate experience. Clear, concise communication on technical issues required in both written (e-mails, month and annual reports) and oral form. Good PC and computer literacy required. Ability to problem solve on a wide range of equipment, reach conclusions on appropriate courses of action and communicate these to managers. Must be able to work as part of a team while at Halley but also in Cambridge. Sufficient maturity to be able to work safely, effectively and alone in remote location. Able to follow instructions meticulously when required. Ability to organise own time and prioritise effectively. Experience of operating atmospheric chemistry instruments. Ability to solve technical/scientific problems. Experience interpreting atmospheric chemistry data
Text: PhD in atmospheric chemistry. Experience writing scientific publications or thesis. Experience of data management, Linux or software development. Will be required to work closely with other scientists on base. As well as making input to the team must be able to accept team decisions on work allocations and priorities. Experience of managing a small team. Have practical experience of meteorology. Ability to perform simple mechanical workshop activities (drilling, filing, elementary sheet metal work). Knowledge of polar tropospheric chemistry. Ability to encounter new equipment and perform effective fault finding to board level in a short period of time. Experience of working in a remote location. Previous work as part of atmospheric chemistry field campaigns.
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