PhD in Environmental Science and Health Affecting Aerosols (Sweden)

Atmospheric particles such as combustion-derived black carbon (soot) play a central role in climate change and air pollution, yet are poorly characterized. This Ph.D. thesis project would seek to use recently developed molecular and isotopic methods for improving our understanding of the sources, composition and climate forcing of atmospheric particles.

This position offers the possibility to acquire a broad range of analytical and conceptual skills within environmental analytical chemistry, biogeochemistry and atmospheric/climate science.

The Ph.D. student would join an internationally-active group of researchers and have full access to state-of-the-art field sampling and analytical facilities. Field campaigns are currently conducted in South and East Asia, Africa and the Arctic.

The activities are financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish Research Council FORMAS, the Swedish Energy Agency and Stockholm University.

Domain Applied environmental science

Analytical chemistry

Environmental chemistry


Country Sweden
Closing Date


1 July 2015

Professor Örjan Gustafsson,



Union representatives

Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone: +46 70 316 43 41, and PhD student representative:

Please include the following information with your application

Your contact details and personal data*

Your highest degree*

Your language skills

Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

Cover letter* motivating your interest for this position

CV* – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses

Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements* (no more than 6 files)

Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)

Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are obligatory.

Closing date: 1 July 2015