PhD Position in Environmental/Atmospheric Chemistry

University of Bern
January 03, 2023
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PhD Position in Environmental/Atmospheric Chemistry

100 %

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description: Carbonaceous particles comprise a large fraction of the atmospheric aerosol and, therefore, badly affect climate and human health. However, only a small fraction could be identified and apportioned to emission sources so far. For this purpose, measurements with accelerator mass spectrometry of the long-lived radioisotope 14C (radiocarbon) has become a unique and powerful tool. Your will perform such measurements using filter samples of ambient aerosols collected at different locations in Switzerland, Antarctica and other countries. These results will contribute to the understanding of the sources of carbonaceous aerosols.


You have a master in chemistry or natural sciences. You are an excellent scientist with creative ideas, fascinated to develop and apply analytical methods. You have strong technical skills and an affinity for multidisciplinary cooperation. You are fluent in spoken and written English. A good level in German is a plus.

Entrance upon

As soon as possible

Application and contact

Please send your application, which should include a motivation letter, CV, a

PDF file

of the Master's thesis, an academic transcript of your studies and contact details for at least one academic reference to before

8th of January 2023.

Contact address: Prof. Dr. Sönke Szidat, Laboratory for the Analysis of Radiocarbon with AMS (LARA), Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences & Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research

University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern https:// www.,


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