Chemical aging of biomass burning emissions in the atmosphere

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Invitation for Expression of Interest:

Postdoctoral/Research Assignment “Chemical aging of biomass burning emissions in the atmosphere”



The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH/ICE-HT) is seeking applicants for postdoctoral/research assignment in the context of the research project Pyrogenic Transformations Affecting Climate and Health (PYROTRACH), which is implemented under the EU-Horizon 2020 Research Framework Programme.


Job Description

To conduct research in the framework of the aforementioned project "PYROTRACH". The main objective of PYROTRACH is quantify the evolution of biomass burning emissions in the atmosphere together with their impacts on human health and climate.


Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: 6 months, with the potential of renewal

Salary: 2.500 Euros per month (total cost of the employer, including social security and taxes)

Envisaged starting date: 1/11/2019


Requirements and Qualifications

A PhD in Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Physics or Chemistry on atmospheric aerosols or atmospheric chemistry is preferred. Moreover, the candidates must be fluent in English, in order to meet working conditions. The evaluation of the candidacies will be based on the following criteria and qualifications:




Evaluation criteria

PhD in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or related research area


PhD thesis relevant to atmospheric aerosols

Proven experience in atmospheric aerosol chemical transport modelling


Duration of proven research experience in research groups and projects – with a focus on atmospheric aerosol modeling

Publications on atmospheric chemistry and aerosols


Quality and number of related publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.


Application Submission

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should submit their applications, no later than 26/9/2019, by email to Kleanthi Zacharopoulou: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr.

In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Scanned copies of academic titles
  • Statement of research interests

Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection.


Selection Procedure

Applications that are received on time will be evaluated by a scientific committee using the criteria mentioned above. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee.

The outcome of the selection will be announced on the website of FORTH/ICE-HT as well as on the website of “DIAVGEIA”.



For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact the FORTH/ICE-HT Research Secretariat, e-mail: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr, tel.: +30 2610 965278.

For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the Institute, candidates are asked to contact Professor Spyros Pandis, tel: +30 2610 969510, e-mail: spyros@chemeng.upatras.gr.


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