02 PhD positions: Occurrence and fate of micro- and Nanoplastics in arable soils 1140 views

The Soil Science Group of the Institute of Geography, University of Bern is inviting applications for two PhD positions about the occurrence and fate of micro- and nanoplastics in arable soils.

About the PhD positions:

  • The analysis of MP in soils
  • The effects of MP on soil chemical properties
  • The transport of MP in agricultural soils.
  • The analysis of NP in soils
  • The uptake of NP into plants
  • The degredation of MP and NP in soils.
  • Candidates will have a Master in Geography, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or similar disciplines.
  • Experience in field sampling, in lab work and in using analytical instruments is required. Specific experience with method development, MP/NP research, research about nano particles, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, py-GCMS or STXM is an asset.
  • The successful candidate will have good English writing and communication skills.


Send application via Email with the names two referees to microplastic.bern@gmail.com and a single PDF including a letter of motivation, a complete CV.

—————–Quick Overview————-
OrganizationUniversity of Bern
Fellowship LevelDoctoral
Subject areasGeography, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences
Fellowship amountVaries
EligibilityOpen to all nationalities

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