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[Met-jobs] Tenure track position at Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland in aerosol research using advanced mass spectrometry

From "Prevot Andre (PSI)" <>
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Cc "Prevot Andre (PSI)" <>, Gröbli René Adolf (PSI) <>
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:55:26 +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 the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry we are looking for a

Senior Scientist

in Atmospheric Science using Aerosol mass spectrometry

Your tasks

  • Planning and performance of smog chamber experiments and field campaigns to study the processes influencing particulate matter in the ambient air
  • Development and use of existing and new measurement methods with a focus on mass spectrometry to characterize particulate matter and trace gases
  • Work on research proposals (own and supporting others)
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation of obtained data including source apportionment methods
  • Publication of work in peer-reviewed papers and at conferences
  • Collaboration on guidance of PhD students and postdocs (especially on measuring and data analysis techniques
  • Teaching contributions at ETH Zurich

Your profile

  • Expert in aerosol mass spectrometry (Aerodyne AMS, CIMS) and other analytical techniques
  • Excellent publication record
  • PhD degree in environmental or related science
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English

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.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to three years.

For further information please contact Dr André Prévôt, phone +41 56 310 42 02.

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) by 17 February 2019 for the position as a Senior Scientist (index no. 5501-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, René Gröbli, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Please apply using the link on the job advertisement PSI website:




Paul Scherrer Institut
Dr. Andre Prevot
5232 Villigen PSI

Telefon: +41 56 310 42 02

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