This NERC-funded collaborative project, with scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA, and elsewhere, focuses on the development of a metrologically traceable chemical thermodynamic model of speciation in natural waters. The research involves the analysis of data from which the parameters of the Pitzer-based speciation model are derived, and the application of statistical methods so that experimental uncertainties can be propagated through the model to the calculated speciation. The work involves collaboration with several groups in other countries carrying out experiments, and culminates in the development of online and other practical modelling tools to be used by natural water chemists.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a PhD in the physical sciences or applied mathematics/statistics, and be able to fulfil all the essential elements of the person specification.
This full time post is available from 1 July 2017 for a fixed term period of 36 months.
Closing date: 12 midnight on 19 May 2017.