PhD Student (index no. 5504-02)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Aug 2021

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 matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. 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 2100 people.

For the Molecular Cluster and Particle Processes Group we are looking for a

PhD Student

Your tasks
The PhD project will be focused on the understanding of the role of water for formation of biogenic secondary organic aerosols in pristine and polluted environments. The main tasks are:

  • Perform laboratory experiments using our excellent smog chamber facilities
  • Online molecular analysis of the aerosol compounds formed during the reactions using our (ultra) high resolution mass spectrometers
  • Development of mechanism schemes and kinetic modelling
  • Support the transnational access to our chambers

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