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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Position in Atmospheric trace gas measurements

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Postdoctoral Position in Atmospheric trace gas measurements

Postdoctoral Position in Atmospheric trace gas measurements


University Frankfurt


Frankfurt, Germany


Relevant division
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)

Full time


see job description

Required education

Application deadline
21 May 2024

13 May 2024

Job description

The Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the department of geosciences of the University Frankfurt offers the permanent position of a

Research Assistant (m/f/d)
(E 13 TV-G-U)

The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreements applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

Your Task
The successful candidate will be involved in research and teaching. The research activity will focus on the continuation and improvement of long-term measurement series of halogenated hydrocarbons, non-methane hydrocarbons and greenhouse gases at the Taunus Observatory situated on the Kleiner Feldberg near Frankfurt and airborne measurements within the CARIBIC project. These measurements at Taunus Observatory are incorporated in the international AGAGE network for atmospheric observations and are part of the European infrastructure ACTRIS. The successful candidate will take care of instrumentation (gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, as well as optical spectrometry), quality control of the measurements, identification of new substances and the use of these measurements to identify trends and ongoing emissions of halocarbons in Europe. The successful candidate will improve and further automate these analytical techniques. An active participation in further research cooperations, e.g. with the DFG funded priority programme on HALO or with the DFG funded collaborative research centre TPChange are expected. The teaching obligations include the organisation and supervision of practical courses and self-determined lectures with a total teaching obligation of 8 hours per week. The candidate is also expected to take over the role of radiation safety officer. Self-determined research and further qualification (e.g. German “Habilitation”) are also possible and are encouraged.

Your Profile
A degree in natural sciences (e.g. meteorology, physics, chemistry or environmental sciences) and a Ph.D. in one of these fields as well as proven experience in teaching is necessary. Experience in the measurement of atmospheric trace gases using GC/MS and in automated data processing and interpretation of atmospheric measurements is required and should be proven by relevant publications. Knowledge in the programming (python, Labview) and in the software package GCWerks are required. We expect a profound knowledge of the English language in writing and speaking. For non-German speakers the willingness to learn German is expected. We offer a flexible and international working environment with flat hierarchy and good individual development opportunities.

Note that the German version of this application which can be accessed through our web site is the legally binding one.

How to apply

Please send your application and C.V. via e-mail to Apl. Prof. Andreas Engel,, Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt. Deadline for application is May 21, 2024. Note that printed applications cannot be returned. Costs incurred with the application processes cannot be reimbursed.