PhD Position in Environmental / Atmospheric Chemistry
University of Bern Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Switzerland

PhD Position in Environmental/Atmospheric Chemistry

Description
Carbonaceous particles comprise a large fraction of the atmospheric aerosol and, therefore, badly affect climate and human health. However, only a small fraction could be identified and apportioned to emission sources so far. For this purpose, measurements with accelerator mass spectrometry of the long-lived radioisotope 14C (radiocarbon) has become a unique and powerful tool. You will perform such measurements using filter samples of ambient aerosols collected at different stations in India, a country with severe air quality problems. These results will contribute to the understanding of the sources of carbonaceous aerosols.

Education
You have a master in chemistry or natural sciences. You are an excellent scientist with creative ideas, fascinated to develop and apply analytical methods. You have strong technical skills and an affinity for multidisciplinary cooperation. You are fluent in spoken and written English. A good level in German is a plus.
Entrance upon
As soon as possible
Remarks
Please send your application, which should include a motivation letter, CV, a PDF file of the Master's thesis, an academic transcript of your studies and contact details for at least one academic reference to szidat@dcb.unibe.ch before 21st of December 2019.
Contact address
Prof. Dr. Sönke Szidat
Laboratory for the Analysis of Radiocarbon with AMS (LARA)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Bern
Freiestrasse 3
CH-3012 Bern
http://www.14c.unibe.ch
szidat@dcb.unibe.ch


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