Ph.D. position "Impact of plant emissions on air quality"

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IEK-8 – Troposphäre



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Your Job:


The atmospheric simulation chamber in Jülich, one of the world`s leading facilities for atmospheric-chemical mechanism studies, offers the opportunity to investigate the chemical transformation of real plant emissions under natural conditions. State-of-the-art measuring instruments for trace gases, radicals and particles are available for experimental observations, which are interpreted and compared with atmospheric chemical models. The goal is to identify gaps in our current knowledge and finally improve air quality models.Your tasks in detail:


Experiments in the atmospheric simulation chamber SAPHIR Planning of experiments with natural plant emissions and determination of chemical conditions Coordination of the execution of experiments Measurement of atmospheric trace gases specifically of organic compounds with state-of-art instrumentation Data interpretation using chemical box modelling to simulate observations Participation in international conferences and publication of the findings in peer-reviewed journals.


Your Profile:


Masters degree in physics, chemistry, environmental sciences or a related fieldProfound knowledge of atmospheric chemistry Good experimental skills and interest in working on complex, custom-built instruments Good skills in data evaluation using mathematical script routinesAbility to work in a team


Our Offer:


An exiting task in a highly motivated group An international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research Establishments Excellent scientific environment and top technical and scientific facilities Possibility to attend conferences abroad and visit internationally renowned scientific groups Excellent Ph.D. supervision due to high supervisor – student ratio Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme Pay in line with 50 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) pay higher than the basic pay may be possible Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019D-144

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