Air Quality Scientist
Fixed Term Contract for up to 3 years / full-time
Salary £34,788 - £41,028 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, meticulous and passionate Air Quality Scientist to join Greenpeace the world’s most iconic and determined campaigning organisation.
This post is based at the Greenpeace Research Laboratories (GRL) in Exeter.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, in order to protect and conserve the environment and promote peace. To maintain our independence and enable us to campaign without fear of compromise, we never accept corporate or government donations, relying wholly on donations from our individual supporters.
As part of a big push to increase support for our causes, we're looking for a highly motivated Air Quality Scientist to work closely with other GRL staff to provide the Greenpeace Coal and Air Pollution project with scientific advice and analytical support, including advice on design and communication of campaign projects. You will also keep abreast of current scientific thinking and literature with special reference to air pollution arising from the use of fossil fuels, its impacts and its regulatory control.
In this pivotal role, you will contribute to the design of field sampling projects and help carry them out, plus report on and interpret results of such projects. You will also assist in the broader quality control functions of the GRL by participating in the review of documents with a special focus on air quality, air pollution and consequences for health and environment.
This vital position will also see you:
Holding a PhD in a scientific discipline, preferably related to air quality, you will also have strong knowledge of scientific areas, including in‑depth knowledge relevant to air quality monitoring, modelling and/or assessment. You will also have an understanding of a campaigning or similar organisation, with an awareness of the strategic use of science in campaigning. The ability to carry out air quality modelling using suitable chemical-transport models and an interest in the socio-political context and application of science are also essential.
In addition, you will have:
Greenpeace stands for positive change through action and everyone who works for us is passionate about what we're trying to achieve. Join us and you'll be part of an action-led, ambitious organisation, which prides itself on being an inspiring place to work.
How to Apply
We ask that all applicants for this post complete the online Monitoring Form along with their application.
Greenpeace promotes equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people purely on their skills and abilities.
Closing date: Wednesday 2 July 2018
Interviews: Date to be confirmed