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Research Assignment “Experimental Aerosol-Cloud Interactions”


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Natural sciences
Professions and applied sciences


Research Assignment “Experimental Aerosol-Cloud Interactions”

The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH/ICE-HT) is seeking applicants for research work in the context of the research project “Pyrogenic Transformations Affecting Climate and Health”, Grant Agreement number: 726165 — PyroTRACH — ERC-2016-COG, which is implemented under the H2020-EU.1.1. - EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC).


Job Description

To conduct research under a work or a fixed-term employment contract in the framework of the aforementioned project "PyroTRACH". The main objective of PyroTRACH is to quantify the evolution of biomass burning emissions in the atmosphere together with their impacts on human health and climate. The objective of this position is to analyze data collected from the CALISHTO Aerosol-cloud interaction campaign, to writeup and publish related research results in peer-review journals to present results in scientific conferences and to support related ongoing activities in the research group.


Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: up to 3 months, with the potential of renewal or extension according to the needs of the project and performance

Salary: up to approximately 1.250€ € per month, (cost of the employer, including social security and taxes), depending on qualifications

Envisaged starting date: 1/3/2023


Requirements and Qualifications

Candidates with a Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Engineering or related fields are eligible. Candidate should have been registered as a PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering or atmospheric physics or related fields, with prior experience in atmospheric aerosol and cloud measurements, with an emphasis on Lidar and Cloud Radar, and with field work experience (at least 6 months). Moreover, candidates must have good knowledge of the Greek and English (level B2) language.


The evaluation of the candidacies will be based on the following criteria and qualifications:



Evaluation criteria

Proven experience in atmospheric aerosol and cloud measurements, with an emphasis on Lidar and Cloud Radar measurements in the field


7 points per month with a maximum of 70 points

Relevance of Msc diploma thesis to atmospheric aerosols or clouds


Strong relevance: 20 points, medium relevance: 10 points, weak relevance: 5 points

Publications in peer-review international journals or publications in conference proceedings on atmospheric aerosols and clouds


5 points/publication, with a maximum of 10 points


Application Submission

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should submit their applications, no later than 3/2/2023, 16:00h, by email to Kleanthi Zacharopoulou:

In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Scanned copies of academic titles & English language certificate
  • Certificate of registration as a PhD candidate
  • Copy of Msc diploma thesis
  • Copies of publications in peer-review international journals or publications in conference proceedings on atmospheric aerosols and clouds
  • Employer’s certificate and any other official documentation of the required experience

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.

Interview Criteria:

(a) Background in the objective of the assignment (5 points). (b) Organizational and communication skills (5 points). (c) Team-spirit and self-motivation (5 points). (d) Commitment to achieving the goals (5 points)

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


Selection Announcement

The result of the selection will be announced on the website of: FORTH/ICE-HT.

Candidates have the right to appeal the selection decision, by addressing their written objection to the FORTH/ICE-HT Research Secretariat, e-mail:, within five (5) days after the results announcement on the web.



For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact the FORTH/ICE-HT Research Secretariat, e-mail:, 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 Athanasios Nenes, tel: +30 2610 965343, e-mail:



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