Photochemical processes in aqueous atmospheric aerosol particles are important for their overall burden and life-time as well as for the gas phase composition and the atmospheric oxidation capacity. Condensed phase radical chemistry is an important contributor to aerosol aging with implications for health and climate impacts of particulate matter. You will focus on using state of the art chemical ionisation mass spectrometric techniques for particle and gas phase species to trace condensed phase processing of aerosol particles in laboratory based flow tube studies. You will be embedded in an interdisciplinary project and be able to engage in other spectroscopic methods or kinetic modelling as appropriate and depending on interests and background.
You should have a PhD degree in aerosol chemistry or closely related topic. Previous experience with advanced mass spectrometric tools is expected. You should bring interest in a detailed understanding of chemical processes in the atmosphere. Also you should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team.
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.
Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Markus Ammann, phone +41 56 310 40 49.
Please submit your application online by 31 October 2021 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5601-00).
Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland