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[Met-jobs] PhD student position in Switzerland at PSI in photochemical transport modelling including pollution trends

From "Prevot Andre (PSI)" <>
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Date Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:52:53 +0000

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

For a modeling study about ozone and particulate matter trends in Switzerland and in Europe in the Gasphase and Aerosol Chemistry Group we are looking for a

PhD Student

Your tasks

  • Research in the field of atmospheric chemistry using air quality models
  • Contribute to the understanding of evolution of air pollution (ozone, particulate matter) and its drivers (emissions, meteorology, boundary conditions) during the past few decades in Switzerland and in Europe
  • Contribute to the Eurodelta-Trends Multi-Model-Chemistry-Transport Experiment using the air quality model CAMx and measurements from various datasets
  • Predict the efficiency of emission mitigation measures for the future air quality

Your profile

  • Master or equivalent degree in atmospheric or environmental science/physics/chemistry
  • Knowledge of atmospheric science very advantageous
  • Experience and interest in modeling work
  • Very good programming skills
  • Proficiency in English and good writing skills are a prerequisite, German is advantageous

The PhD studies will be done at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) while the practical work will be carried out at PSI

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

For further information please contact Dr Andre Prevot, email:

Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5501-03).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human, Resources Management, Ramona Diener, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Apply online now


Paul Scherrer Institut
Dr. Andre Prevot
5232 Villigen PSI

Telefon: +41 56 310 42 02

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