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 future technologies, energy and climate, health innovation and fundamentals of nature. 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 2200 people.

For the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry we are looking for a
Project Scientist
on air quality transport modelling
Your tasks
  • Perform air quality modelling runs and validate against observations
  • Gathering ambient observations for model validation
  • Development of mechanism schemes in the chemical transport model
  • Implementation of emission source inputs in the chemical transport model at different scales
  • Combination of the model outputs with geo-statistical data for providing fine resolution pollution concentrations
  • Paper writing and conference presentation
  • Coordination of modelling activities together with the superior
  • Coordination of health impact activities together with the superior
  • Reporting to funding agencies
  • Supervision of junior researchers
  • Collaboration with the LAC members when modelling is needed
Your profile
  • PhD degree in atmospheric science focused on numerical modelling
  • In depth experience in chemical transport modelling
  • Independence and project management
  • Expertise in advanced machine learning techniques
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. 

The employment contract is limited to 2 years, but with the possibility for extension by 1 additional year.

For further information, please contact Dr Kaspar Rudolf Dällenbach, phone +41 56 310 49 67.

Please submit your application online by 31 December 2022 for the position as a Project Scientist (index no. 5503-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland