Job announcement 2-12-2011: PhD Atmospheric Science/Inverse Modelling of Halogenated Greenhouse Gas Emissions at EMPA (CH)

The PhD project will include a thorough analysis of the available halocarbon measurement data, and its combination with state-of-the art atmospheric transport models to estimate the European emissions of a wide range of halocarbons down to the country level. Furthermore, campaigns will be performed in Southern Europe (Spain and Crete). The PhD candidate will use a specifically designed gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GCMS) to perform measurements of halogenated greenhouse gases in these still under sampled regions of Europe. These campaigns will contribute significantly to filling gaps in the European observation network, and is an important step towards a Pan-European system for the inverse modelling of greenhouse gas emissions.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a Master degree in Environmental/Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Meteorology or Physics. The candidate should be interested in a challenging position between analytical chemistry (including field work) and modelling of atmospheric processes for detection of greenhouse gas emissions. Results of the study will be published in the peer-reviewed literature and will bepresented at international work shops and at the bi-annual AGAGE meetings.
This 3-year PhD project is a joint initiative of the Laboratory for Air Pollution/Environmental Technology (Empa) and IACETH (Prof. Thomas Peter, ETH Zuerich).
For further information contact Dr. Stefan Reimann, phone +41 58 765 46 38, e-mail:

Read all on the job and the procedure in Announcement_PhD_Empa

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