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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. Position at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:26:35 +0000

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Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
PhD dissertation project Global Modelling of Trace Substances

Tentative title of the thesis:
Investigation of atmospheric transport and chemistry of organic
pollutants using an Earth System Model

Organic pollutants‘ fate and distribution in the environment is strongly
influenced by the substance poperties. The accumulation of pollutants in
terrestrial and marine food chains is one of the implications hereof
(multicompartmental substances).

We aim to improve the predictability of fate and distribution of organic
pollutants in the environment by means of numeric modelling. The project
aims to study the input of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other
anthropogenic organic pollutants into ecosystems using a global
atmosphere model, upon adaptation to substance specific aerosol and
multicompartment processes. Atmospheric transport statistics will be
analysed under various scenarios of emissions and climate change with a
focus on high latitudes. The model has been applied for similar studies

The project work has multidisciplinary aspects (scientific programming,
chemistry and geo-sciences) and stands in the context of environmental
management and policy making.

The project will be integrated into the International Max Planck
Research School for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. The doctoral
thesis may be written in English or German.


Applicants should have obtained a degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in
science, mathematics or engineering with a score clearly above average
at a school located in the E.U., or at an equivalent institution and
should be fluent in English. Experience in a higher programming language
(preferably Fortran90/95), in UNIX/Linux and in numerical modelling are

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of female
coworkers, and applications by women are particularly encouraged. The
Max Planck Society has set itself the objective of employing more
persons with disabilities. Applications from persons with disabilities
are expressly encouraged.

Applications <> can be
submitted any time, preferentially before February 29, 2012. Please send
your application electronically to

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lammel <>, Phone+49-6131-305-233

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