Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Atmospheric Sciences

The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
Closing date: 26 March 2024

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit Science and Technology oriented Educational and Research Institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research agenda of the CyI is pursued at its five Research Centres: The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC), the Energy Environment Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), and the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). Considerable cross-centre interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Institute as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Atmospheric Sciences in the CARE-C. The successful candidate will be dedicated to exploring the role of trace gases in the air quality of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region. This region’s air quality is one of the least studied globally and is characterized by high pollutant levels, numerous emission sources and intense photochemistry. The selected candidate will engage research at the land-atmosphere interface, focusing on the emission sources and atmospheric processes of reactive trace gases across various environments. Significant emphasis will be placed on quantifying the role of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), so the ideal candidate will have expertise in operating complex instrumentation (such as PTR-ToF-MS, GC-FID, gas analyzers) and a profound interest in Atmospheric Sciences. This position is an integral part of the Environmental Observations Department (EOD) and includes participation in field campaigns, offering the opportunity to contribute to related research and innovation in various atmospheric sciences topics. Given the department’s extensive research capabilities, the candidate will have the opportunity to focus their research efforts on a variety of VOC-related topics, ranging from environmental stresses on vegetation and urban emissions to atmospheric chemistry and their broader implications for the Earth’s system.