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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate



Relevant division
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)



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Required education

Application deadline
25 April 2020

6 April 2020

Job description


The atmospheric chemistry group at Bayreuth University explores exchange processes between the atmosphere and the Earth’s ecosystems. At this interface we want to understand relevant emission mechanisms as well as atmospheric photooxidation that leads to the formation of ozone and aerosol, hence impacts air quality and climate. Living in the Anthropocene, we study the potential of the increasing influence of human activity to alter natural exchange processes between atmosphere and the Earth surface.

Project Description

Airports can be a significant source for ultrafine particles. Contiuous observations in close proximity to an airport will be set-up to show how many and which sizes of particles are emitted by airplanes into the surface layer of the atmosphere. Additionally, the chemical analysis of ultrafine particles could aid to appoint various particle sources and estimate their impact on health.

Candidate’s Profile

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researches to join our growing team in an interdisciplinary working environment. Applicants must hold a PhD in atmospheric physics or chemistry, environmental sciences or a related field. The job requires professionalism with operating particle measurement technology as well as excellent management and communication skills. As the successful candidate will lead the project scientifically, high levels in English and German are mandatory.

How to apply

Please submit the usual application documents by e-mail as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) by 25 April 2020 to Prof. Dr. Anke Nölscher (