The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemsitry we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Fellow
Source Apportionment of Particulate Matter in India
Your tasks
  • Development source apportionment methods within a project in China
  • Use of positive matrix factorization, CMB implemented in SoFi and development of new programs
  • Perform off-line filter analyses with AMS, EESI, Orbitrap-MS
  • Support and collaboration with other students/postdocs doing source apportionment analyses using on-line and off-line data
  • Writing high quality peer-reviewed publications
Your profile
  • PhD degree in aerosol science or related, ideally with a strong background in mass spectrometry and source apportionment methods
  • Very good programming skills
  • Very good english oral and writing skills
  • Proven excellent publication record
  • Interested to work with others in a team
  • Ability and interest to travel several times to India
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Andre Prevot, phone +41 56 310 42 02.

Please submit your application online by 15 December 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5501-03).

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