PhD Students

Emissions and secondary formation of ambient particles from various emission sources

Your tasks

  • Research on aging of cooking and cigarette smoke emissions and aging
  • Research on wasted burning emissions and chloride reaction related chemistry
  • Research on aging of mixed emissions
  • Use of smog chambers and reaction flow reactors to study aging processes
  • Run aerosol mass spectrometer (electron ionization) and extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometer and various other instrumentation
  • Support a collaboration with other students/postdocs doing chamber and ambient measurements
  • Writing high quality peer-reviewed publications

Your profile

  • Master in aerosol science or related, ideally with knowledge in mass spectrometry
  • Very good programming skills
  • Very good English oral and writing skills
  • Interested in working with others in a team

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 Prof. Dr Andre Prevot, phone +41 56 310 42 02.

Please submit your application online by 25 January 2020 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5501-04).


Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland