February 2012
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[Met-jobs] 5 PhD studentships in atmospheric science, University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry

From Markus Kalberer <>
Date Tue, 7 Feb 2012 10:16:21 +0000

5 PhD studentships are available in atmospheric science at University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry, from October 2012.

Project 1. Characterisation and quantification of oxidising aerosol particle components relevant for health-related aerosol effects. This project will include instrument development and field studies. Enquiries: Dr Markus Kalberer (

Project 2. Analysis of organic aerosol composition from laboratory (smog chamber) studies using state-of-the-art ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry. Novel ionisation techniques for mass spectrometry will be further developed. Enquiries: Dr Markus Kalberer (

Project 3. Climate-chemistry modelling. A state-of-the-art chemistry-climate model, UKCA, which we have developed in collaboration with the Met Office, will be used to explore interactions between atmospheric composition and surface climate. Enquiries: Prof. John Pyle (

Project 4. Measurement and data analysis of trace species (including halogenated organic compounds) in the tropical marine atmosphere. This study will include the interpretation of measurements from the ground and from aircraft in the NERC CAST and NASA ATTREX projects. Enquiries: Dr Neil Harris (

Project 5. Measurement and analysis of atmospheric composition. This will include the development of novel measurement techniques and their use in studies ranging from urban air quality to greenhouse gas flux quantification. Enquiries: Prof. Rod Jones (

For more information visit

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK II.1 honours degree (and preferably a Masters) in chemistry, chemical physics or a related area.

Projects 1, 2 and 3 are funded by ERC grants, which provide a maintenance grant and tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Non-EU nationals can be considered only if they already have the means to cover the fees differential for overseas students.

Projects 4 and 5 are funded by NERC, and will cover tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant for EU nationals who satisfy the eligibility requirements of the UK Research Councils. Owing to funding restrictions, these two studentships are not available to non-EU nationals.

Applications should include a CV, contact details for two professional referees, and should be sent to Alice Wood, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW (email:

* Limit of tenure: 4 years (projects 1 and 2) or 3.5 years (projects 3, 4 and 5).

Quote Reference: MA12892,Closing Date: 29 February 2012

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