PhD position “Quantification of the ozone production rate in field experiments in South China by measuring atmospheric radical concentrations”

Forschungszentrum Jülich - FZJ - Helmholtz Association

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IEK-8 - Troposphäre


Area of research:

PHD Thesis


Job description:

Your Job:

Extensive testing and characterization of the instrument including the determination of the sensitivity for different radical species and the investigation of potential cross-sensitivities Performing the challenging measurements of atmospheric radical species using laser-induced fluorescence during a field campaign in China in 2020 Evaluation of radical measurements Interpretation of radical measurements with the focus on quantifying the ozone production rate and the budget of radical concentrations using either only measured quantities or applying chemical box models Publication of results in peer-reviewed journals

Your Profile:

Master degree in physics, chemistry, environmental sciences or a related field with good final grade (German system equivalent 2.0 or better) Knowledge of atmospheric chemistry and laser spectroscopy Good experimental skills to work on complex, custom-built instruments Good skills in data evaluation using mathematical script routines Ability to work in a team

Our Offer:

Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research establishments Chance of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings Continuous, professional support by your scientific supervisor 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: Helmholtz-2019D-109

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