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[Met-jobs] Open PhD position - Atmospheric science University of Gothenburg

From Mattias Hallquist <>
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Date Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:14:10 +0000



We have an opening for a PhD position at Atmospheric Science, University of Gothenburg (see below or follow this link Please distribute to potential candidates.

Yours sincerely,


Professor  Mattias Hallquist
Gothenburg Air and Climate network (GAC)
Chair for EAC 2019 – hope to see you there!

Atmospheric Science, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Gothenburg
412 96 Gothenburg


Short description:

The research project, financed by the strategic research area MERGE, is to focus on advancing our knowledge on oxidation of VOCs and secondary organic aerosol formation. Specifically, the research project on which the student will primarily work is to develop the EMEP MSC-W chemical transport model utilizing findings from experimental work facilitated by the use of box models with more detailed reaction schemes such as e.g. the Master Chemical Mechanism. One will work with data from both experiments and field observations to enhance understanding on VOC oxidation and SOA formation that could be implemented into chemical transport models or as a first step tested using chemical schemes suitable for box-models. The available data is from previous or concurrent measurements using chemical ionization mass spectrometer (CIMS) for laboratory experiments (flow or chamber studies) and field observations including boreal forest, mixed forest and urban atmospheres.


To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, 
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding programme of relevance to the planned third-cycle programme, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

Assessment are done on the topics of: atmospheric chemistry, data management, modelling, high resolution mass spectroscopy


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Four years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: to be negotiated

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time doctoral studies.

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

Appointment procedure

Please apply online:

The application shall include:

Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate 
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

Information about the appointment procedure

For further information regarding the position

Questions regarding the third-cycle education: Martin Billeter, Director of third cycle education, +46(0) 31-786 3925, 
Questions regarding the employment:


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system ( It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date sista ansökningsdatum 2019-06-24





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