PhD position in Environmental Science focusing on the Chemical Composition of Arctic Aerosols and Clouds
Stockholm University, Sweden
Closing date: 01 October 2018
The position will be associated with the Atmospheric Science unit at ACES. The unit looks at the chemical and physical properties of aerosols, and how these influence cloud properties and thus the climate. The research is experimental, and consists of field experiments and laboratory work. The candidate must therefore be able to travel and stay in the field for several weeks at a time. A focus will be Arctic measurements in Northern Sweden and Svalbard, since Arctic regions are overly vulnerable to climate change. The candidate will use advanced mass spectrometric techniques to investigate the chemical composition of particles, gases and cloud droplets, with the goal to improve our understanding of their mutual influence on our climate system.
To meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, for doctoral studies in Environmental Science, at least 45 of the credits at the second cycle must be in one of the natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Meteorology) including a 30 hp/HEC thesis project. The applicant should also have 30 hp/HEC in other natural science subjects different from the major.
The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.