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[Met-jobs] PhD position at research center Juelich, Germany: Aerosol mass spectrometric investigations of secondary organic aerosol

From "Kiendler-Scharr, Astrid" <>
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Date Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:18:59 +0000

Please note the following offer for a PhD position:


Aerosol mass spectrometric investigations of secondary organic aerosol

PhD at IEK-8: Troposphere, FZ-Jülich


With 4400 staff members Forschungszentrum Jülich is the largest interdisciplinary research center in Germany focusing its research in the fields of health, environment and energy, and information technology. At IEK-8:Troposphere simulation chamber experiments, experimental field studies, and model calculations are used to investigate the processes that control the chemical transformation and spatial distribution of trace compounds, and their ultimate removal from the atmosphere. About 60 scientists, engineers, technicians, and doctoral students are currently working at the institute in the field of atmospheric chemistry. According to IPCC, aerosols still pose the largest uncertainty in a reliable prediction of future radiative forcing and the Earths’ radiation balance. The photochemical formation of so called secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is among the processes that need to be better understood. We therefore study the formation of SOA in chamber experiments and field observations.


Job description


We have an immediate opening for a PhD student focusing on aerosol mass spectrometric investigations of secondary organic aerosol (SOA). The candidate will be involved in ongoing projects in the area of biogenic SOA formation at our simulation chambers and in the field. The candidate will operate an Aerodyne high resolution aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS), interpret the data with statistical data analysis tool and compare compositional data with data from other aerosol instrumentation.




·         M. Sc. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, or a related discipline.

·         Experience in mass spectrometry and/or aerosol measurement techniques are a pro

·         Interest in atmospheric chemistry

·         Excellent technical and organizational skills

·         Willingness to communicate research results and to interact within an international research environment


The position is offered for three years. Payment is offered according to the salary scheme for civil service (TVöD). Starting date is as soon as possible.


How to apply


Please send your application (preferably as pdf) including a description of motivation and research interests, detailed CV, publication list and names and contact details of two referees to:


Prof. Dr. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr

IEK-8: Troposphäre

Forschungszentrum Jülich

D-52425 Jülich

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

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