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[Met-jobs] PhD position on aerosols at IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona

From MariCruz Minguillón <>
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:37:06 +0100

PhD position at IDAEA-CSIC



Objective: To identify and quantify the sources of submicron ambient aerosols in the Western Mediterranean Basin, relating chemical composition and ultrafine particle number.


Main instrumentation to be used: Aerosol chemical speciation monitor (ACSM), a field-deployable mass spectrometer able to determine the concentrations of sulfate, nitrate, chloride, ammonium and organic aerosol (OA) with high time resolution. The OA mass spectra are subsequently analyzed by multivariate mathematical techniques to identify the OA origin. Additional instrumentation will be used.



Applicants shall hold a MSc in chemistry, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, or equivalent.

Specialization towards environmental chemistry and atmospheric sciences, previous experience of field work in atmospheric sciences and data analysis, ability to work with long datasets and programming capacities are valuable merits.

Personal characteristics such as interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Advanced spoken and written English is required.



The application should include i) a CV, ii) a short description of experience indicating the suitability for the position, iii) grades from both the Bachelor and the MSc, iv) contact information of two reference persons.

Applications will be received until the position is filled.


Position offered:

Employment as PhD student. The position is full-time for a period of three years.

Research and training in a well-established research team with many international connections with excellent career-development opportunities.

Starting date can be agreed; ideally as soon as possible.



-          Field campaigns: deployment, calibration and maintenance of air quality instrumentation

-          Data processing

-          Data interpretation

-          Communication of results in conferences and scientific papers


Send applications to:

María Cruz Minguillón (

Andrés Alastuey (

María Cruz Minguillón

Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Jordi Girona 18-26
08034 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 934006100  ext. 1519

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