Congratulations to Bradley lab undergrad Anastasia Hambi who graduated with a 1st class BSc in Environmental Science from QMUL, and won TWO prizes (best dissertation, excellence in climate and environmental change) for her outstanding research project on Svalbard soils!
L-R: Anastasia, Sonia, Laura, James (and one of the participants of our outreach activity) at the Great Exhibition Road Festival in London.
James and Laura are in Arizona, USA, for the first 'all-hands' kick-off meeting for the HFSP-funded aerobiology project. They are sampling biological aerosols from a site near to Flagstaff, Arizona, together with other members of the 'AIR' (Aerobiology is real?) team: Jackie Goordial, Elisse Magnuson and Jordan Thakar from the University of Guelph, Rachael Lappan from Melbourne University, and Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert, Alexi Besser and Jon Zaloumis from Arizona State University.
We are seeking a 24-month PDRA to work on the HFSP project ‘The atmosphere: a living, breathing ecosystem?’. You will develop theoretical modelling approaches (including bioenergetics calculations, power-based ecosystem modelling) to investigate the potential habitability and ecological structure and function of microbial communities in the atmosphere. Your initial focus will be to model the habitability and ecological processes occurring in Earth's atmosphere, and then to translate the tools and knowledge generated to the atmosphere of other planetary bodies or exoplanets.
Location: London, UK
Fixed term: 24 months (extension subject to available funds)
Closing date: 25 August 2023
Contact: Dr James Bradley (email@example.com)