|From||"Weingartner Ernest" <Ernest.Weingartner@psi.ch>|
|Date||Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:21:47 +0200|
The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is with 1500 employees the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science. The Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry (LAC) studies the effects of anthropogenic emissions on the atmospheric environment. The aerosol research in our laboratory involves emission characterization, smog chamber studies and long-term measurements and field campaigns at the high alpine site Jungfraujoch. Atmospheric aerosol particles have an impact on the earth's climate via their interaction with solar radiation and via modification of cloud properties. These effects remain the largest source of uncertainty in our current understanding of the earth's climate system. In 1988 the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) initiated an aerosol research program at the high Alpine Research Station Jungfraujoch (3580 m.a.s.l.). Since 1995 PSI has been responsible for the continuous aerosol measurements performed at Jungfraujoch within the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program of the World Meteorological Organization. Nowadays, the aerosol monitoring program at the Jungfraujoch is among the most complete aerosol monitoring programs worldwide. For this research we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in High Alpine Aerosol Research Your tasks * Responsibility for the continuous aerosol measurements at the high alpine research station Jungfraujoch; during intensive campaigns you will be involved in comprehensive aerosol - cloud interaction studies that are conducted within national and international collaborations * Application of state-of-the-art aerosol instrumentation including scanning particle mobility sizers, optical particle counters, nephelometers, aethalometer, cloud condensation nucleus counters, etc. * Supervision of PhD students, e.g. by contributing to the development and employment of a new ice selective inlet for the extraction of ice crystals in mixedphase clouds and subsequent physico-chemical analysis of the ice residuals Your profile * PhD degree in chemistry, physics, environmental/earth sciences or meteorology * You must have an affinity for practical work with specific experience in the measurement of airborne nanoparticles as well as an extensive knowledge of atmospheric aerosols and their impact on climate * Good communication skills are required along with an ability to work effectively and creatively as part of a research team involving graduate students and research staff * Basic programming skills and proficiency in spoken and written English are prerequisites We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who is willing to work partially at the high altitude of the Jungfraujoch and who is interested in atmospheric aerosol research. The workplace is mainly located at PSI. However, during the intensive field campaigns, longer stays at the station are necessary. For further information please contact Dr Ernest Weingartner, phone +41 56 310 24 05. Please submit your application online via http://www.psi.ch/pa/offenestellen/0428-2 (including list of publications and addresses of referees). Links: http://www.psi.ch/lac/gaw-monitoring http://www.psi.ch/lac/clace-gaw-plus http://www.psi.ch/lac/nf-ice-selective-inlet http://aerosolforschung.web.psi.ch
Go to: Periods · List Information · Index by: Date (or Reverse Date), Thread, Subject or Author.