The Laboratory for Air Pollution / Environmental Technology has an opening for a
This position is embedded in our activities for highly resolved CO2 measurements based on a Swiss network of nearly 300 sensors, and in the European research project FLAIR (FLying ultrA-broadband single-shot InfraRed sensor). Both projects provide unique data sets of trace gas measurements using novel detection techniques. The successful candidate will combine mesoscale atmospheric transport models, emission inventories, and a model of biosphere-atmosphere exchange of CO2, to provide model based concentration fields that will be compared and assimilated with atmospheric measurements. This is strongly linked to our research in both atmospheric transport modelling and air quality measurements. For UAV based measurements, it involves strong collaboration with our FLAIR research partners in Switzerland, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Job description, responsibilities and tasks
Develop a regional CO2 inverse modelling system that assimilates observations from various sensing platforms
Assess UAV based measurements of air pollutants and greenhouse gases based on source estimation and atmospheric transport models
Coordinate research with our partners within FLAIR
Lead and contribute to writing of peer-reviewed publications and promote the results at international conferences
PhD in physics, atmospheric sciences, environmental engineering or a related discipline
Strong background in atmospheric numerical modeling
Excellent programming skills
Ability to conduct independent scientific work
Fluency in English is required; basic oral expression skills in German are desirable
We are looking forward to your application including a letter of motivation, CV, transcripts of diplomas, a list of publications, and names and addresses of three references.