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[Met-jobs] PhD position at ETH Zurich – experimental studies (lab & field) on ice nucleation

From "Stetzer Olaf" <>
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Date Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:53:35 +0000

PhD position at ETH Zurich – experimental studies (lab & field) on ice 

The Atmospheric Physics group in the ETH Zurich Institute for Atmospheric and 
Climate Science (IACETH) has an opening for a PhD student in experimental cloud 
and aerosol microphysics. The position requires a University degree in physics, 
chemistry, environmental science, climate science or a related field. The 
applicant should have strong capabilities in working experimentally (in a 
physical and/or physico-chemical laboratory), and preferably a background in 
aerosol and cloud measurement techniques. A basic knowledge of the programming 
tool LabView would be beneficial.

The focus of the project are measurements on ice nucleation in the laboratory 
and in the field in the contact freezing mode (freezing of supercooled droplets 
initiated by the collision with aerosol particles). For this purpose we have 
built the CLINCH ice nucleation chamber which will be the main instrument in 
this project. Field measurements are planned on the High Altitude Research 
Station on the Jungfraujoch (3500m asl) in the Swiss Alps for which the 
instrument has to be modified or adapted. The project also addresses the 
influence of chemical reactions on the ice nucleating properties of aerosol 

The start of the project is targeted for summer 2011 and the duration is 3 

Applications should be sent preferably by email to Dr. Olaf Stetzer. 
Applications are expected to include a vitae (including education, personal 
experience, and publications) and two letters of reference.

Dr. Olaf Stetzer

Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

ETH Zurich

Universitätsstr. 16

8092 Zurich, Switzerland<>

Information on our institute can be found at:<>. Questions related to the job offer can 
be directed to Dr. Olaf Stetzer. Review of applications will start in April 
2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Olaf Stetzer
ETH, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science
Universitätsstrasse 16, CHN O16.3
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)44 63-36161
FAX: +41 (0)44 63-31058

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