[Met-jobs] Research fellow, University of Leeds

Research Fellow: Development of a new microfluidics instrument to measure the concentration of atmospheric ice nucleating particles at the University of Leeds (Ben Murray)

We seek an ambitious individual to develop a new microfluidics instrument for the detection and quantification of atmospheric ice nucleating particles. This project is part of a large €2.7 M European Research Council Consolidator fellowship led by Dr Ben Murray, which is focused on quantifying the concentration of ice nucleating particles in remote marine locations. This builds on our recent work which shows that there is a biogenic marine source of INPs (Wilson et al. Nature, 2015). This study highlights the need for instruments which are capable of making semi-autonomous measurements of INP concentrations with very high sample statistics and low detection limits.

Your primary role will be to use your microfluidics expertise to develop a novel microfluidics device for quantifying INP. This will involve working with Dr Jung-uk Shim, a microfluidics expert based in Physics in Leeds. You will also be embedded within the Ice Nucleation group in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science. Part of this project will involve taking the new instrument into the field, in close collaboration with the other group members, in order test it and also produce much needed datasets.

You will have an experimental PhD (or close to submission) in some field of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related discipline. You will also have experience in design and construction of microfluidics lab-on-a-chip devices as well as the ability to use drawing tools such as AutoCAD for the design of microfluidics devices.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ben Murray email: b.j.murray@leeds.ac.uk tel: +44 (0)113 34 32887 or
Dr Jung-uk Shim, email: j.shim@leeds.ac.uk tel: +44 (0)113 34 33903

A link to the full job description can be found at the bottom of this page: http://ift.tt/1JtZc09

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