Global Ozone Impacts Scientist - Based in Bangor

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed pollution scientist with expertise in ecological impacts to lead an internationally renowned cooperative programme and research team quantifying and modelling the responses of vegetation and terrestrial ecosystems to ozone pollution from local to global scales. Based at our Bangor site, the primary roles of this post will be to:

  • Provide leadership for an international research programme involving scientists from over 50 countries and currently expanding into Asia
  • Provide leadership within CEH on ozone impacts on vegetation, contributing to the strategic development of research in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects, Pollution and Soils and Land-use science areas. 
  • Provide scientific leadership for a team of researchers specialising in ozone impacts, further developing world-class experimental facilities and building international networks.
  • Develop and secure funding for innovative research into the effects of ozone pollution on vegetation at a range of scales
  • Publish, lead and co-author high profile, high impact research papers.

Main duties:

To lead research for CEH and NERC on the global impacts of ozone pollution and associated stresses on natural vegetation and crops, including:

  • Leadership on the impacts of ozone from local to global scales within the Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects science area including collaborative research with over 40 pollution specialists, and contributing to other CEH science areas.
  • Undertaking the role of Head of the International Programme Coordination Centre for the ICP Vegetation (, further developing the scientific activities of the programme including outreach to ODA countries.
  • Providing specialist expertise on either modelling and/or experimental investigations of ozone impacts on food security, ecosystem services and natural capital
  • Leading the on-going development of world-class ozone exposure facilities including 8 solardomes (+/- heating), 9 field release rings and 6 closed chambers ( )
  • Line management responsibility for an ozone-effects research team with expertise in plant ecophysiology, GIS and statistics.
  • Submitting research proposals for new strategic funding on impacts, including exploiting new funding opportunities arising from networking activities.
  • Leading workshops on risk assessment methodology and knowledge transfer to policy makers and scientists
  • Being lead and contributing author of high profile, high impact papers and presenting results at national and international conferences


Essential skills

  • Highly regarded scientist in research area
  • Proven track record of high impact research in either of the following areas, with a strong understanding of the other specialist area:
  • Global or regional modelling of impacts of ozone scenarios on food security, ecosystem services and/or natural capital
  • Experimental investigations of the impacts of ozone on ecosystem processes
  • History of attracting competitively won research income, including as principal investigator
  • Publication of papers in scientific journals, including several in high impact factor journals.
  • Willingness to travel to ODA and other countries
  • Team leadership and team working skills
  • Project and people management experience
  • Experience of implementing quality assurance and health and safety procedures
  • Effective oral and written communicator
  • PhD in spatial impacts modelling, plant physiology or another subject relevant to this post


  • Experience of working in ODA countries, including established networks of potential collaborators
  • Track record of publishing high impact policy-relevant reports
  • Proven ability to lead knowledge exchange workshops and discussion groups
  • Supervision of PhD or masters students to completion
  • Full driving licence

Eligibility to apply

To work for CEH, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK without the requirement for a work permit. CEH can only apply for a work permit in cases where there are no suitably qualified or experienced resident workers.

How to apply

To apply for this role please go TopCareer

Closing date: 11th May 2018

Interview date: 5th June 2018

Closing Date: 

11th May 2018


£40,000-45,000 (for an exceptional candidate)