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Position: PhD Student
Institution: Paul Scherrer Institut
Location: Villigen, Aargau, Switzerland
Duties: Chemical analysis of trace elements in ice cores from the Siberian and Mongolian Altai using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Analyses and interpretation of results, time series analyses, comparison with emission estimates and historical data. Collaboration with research Groups in Belarus and Russia. Publication of results in scientific journals and presentation at international conferences
Requirements: Master degree in chemistry or natural/environmental sciences with a strong background in analytical chemistry. Experience and strong interest in experimental and analytical work
   
Text: 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 Analytical Chemistry Research Group of the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory we are looking for a PhD Student Reconstructing historic and modern anthropogenic SU heavy metal pollution Your tasks Chemical analysis of trace elements in ice cores from the Siberian and Mongolian Altai using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) Analyses and interpretation of results, time series analyses, comparison with emission estimates and historical data Collaboration with research Groups in Belarus and Russia Publication of results in scientific journals and presentation at international conferences Your profile Master degree in chemistry or natural/environmental sciences with a strong background in analytical chemistry Experience and strong interest in experimental and analytical work Experience in mass spectrometry and environmental research beneficial Good communication and writing skills in English are required Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team We offer Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. For further information please contact Dr Anja Eichler, phone 41 56 310 20 77. Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 5602-02). Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Jeanine Gehrig, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland Apply online now
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