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
Postdoctoral Fellow
Aviation emission impacts on air quality at airports
Your tasks
  • Perform field experiments as a part of an interdisciplinary team to characterize volatile and particulate matter emissions from airport operations
  • Deploy and maintain state-of-the-art gas- and aerosol mass spectrometers as well as a range of particle size spectrometers in these experiments
  • Perform source apportionment modelling and identify aviation emission specific tracers and potential plume processing pathways
Your profile
We are looking for a self-motivated team player, with experience in aerosol science. Excellent qualifications with a PhD degree in chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences / engineering or a related subject are required. You have profound experience in mass spectrometry of aerosols and/or trace gases and interest in experimental work in an interdisciplinary team. You further have a background in scripting and data analysis techniques of mass spectrometry data sets. Knowledge in other aerosol instrumentation is beneficial but not required. Proficiency in English is required.
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 Dr Benjamin Brem, email, phone +41 56 310 24 65 or Dr Jay Slowik, email, phone + 41 56 310 57 55.

Please submit your application online by 31 March 2023 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5502-01).

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