PhD project in Atmospheric Sciences

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A PhD studentship is available to characterize health-relevant properties of aerosol particles. We recently developed and built two novel instruments which measure continuously the oxidising properties of aerosol particles in the ambient atmosphere with unprecedented time resolution and sensitivity (Wragg et al., Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4891, 2016; Campbell et al., Anal. Chem., 91, 13088, 2019). Your project will include further improvements of these instruments and you will participate in field campaigns in polluted urban environments where you characterise these novel particle-toxicity proxies in the context of other air pollution data. In addition, the project aims to further develop the existing instrument to characterise primary biological aerosol particles using biochemical methods.

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Applicants must possess an academic qualification (good master degree) in chemistry, biology, environmental sciences or a related field, and should ideally have experience with analytical chemistry and/or biochemical methods.
A good level of English, excellent communication skills and a willingness to collaborate with other team members are essential. You will also need strong motivation, perseverance, initiative and creative problem-solving to tackle some of the most pressing questions in our field.

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