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PhD position in atmospheric chemistry with focus on organic matter in aerosols and their role in formation of Arctic clouds
Ref. No. SU FV-0996-17
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at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 2 May 2017.
At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University, MISU, www.misu.su.se, we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Chemical -and Dynamic meteorology, Atmospheric physics, and Physical oceanography. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department employs some 65 individuals, of which about 30 are scientists, 20 PhD students and 15 in the administration and the technical support. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, www.bolin.su.se, and together with three other departments at the university cover research of most of the important aspects of the climate system.
For more information about PhD studies at MISU: www.misu.su.se/research/phd-studies.
The proposed project aims at understanding the connections between biological processes in the Arctic seas and the overlying clouds that are known controllers of regional climate and sea-ice. The research work will include the development and deployment of different techniques such as liquid and gas chromatography, and electron microscopy to characterize the chemical and physical properties of aerosol particulate matter, its state of mixture, sources and partitioning between air and the surface ocean. In particular, chemical analyses will focus on the detection of organic compounds such as polysaccharides, proteins, and amino acids in samples to be collected during a scheduled icebreaker expedition to the North Pole in the summer of 2018. Experience in experimental work, and analytical or organic chemistry would therefore be an advantage.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of meteorology stipulates that at least 90 points must be in one of the subjects meteorology, oceanography, physics or chemistry, at least 15 points must be in mathematics, and an independent project work corresponding to at least 15 points must have been completed. The requirements can also be met by acquiring the corresponding knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle program may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.
Terms of employment
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may also engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20% of a full-time position.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
Please include the following information with your application
· Your contact details and personal data
· Your highest degree
· Your language skills
· Contact details for 2–3 references
and, in addition, please include the following documents
· Cover letter
· CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
· Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
· Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
· Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.
You are welcome to apply!
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Closing date: 02/05/2017
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Dept. of Meteorology
S-106 91 Stockholm
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