Research Assistant: “Oxidative potential of atmospheric aerosol”

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Invitation for Expression of Interest:

Research Assistant: “Oxidative potential of atmospheric aerosol”


The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH/ICE-HT) is seeking applicants for one position of research assistant in the context of the research project Pyrogenic TRansformations Affecting Climate and Health (PyroTRACH)”, which is funded under the H2020-EU.1.1. - EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC).


Job Description

To conduct research in the framework of the aforementioned project "PYROTRACH". The main objective of PYROTRACH is to setup a semi-automated system for the measurement of reactive oxygen species in atmospheric aerosol, in order to quantify the evolution of the oxidative potential of aerosol in the atmosphere together with its impacts on human health and climate.


Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: 10 months with the potential of renewal

Salary: 720.00 € per month (total cost of the employer, including social security and taxes)

Envisaged starting date: 1/7/2018


Requirements and Qualifications

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




Evaluation criteria

Bachelor in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, with a PhD in Environmental Chemistry or Engineering


Bachelor grade in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, and PhD thesis relevant to atmospheric aerosols

Experience in atmospheric aerosol instrumentation, sampling and chemical analyses.


Duration of proven research experience in research groups and projects

Publications on atmospheric chemistry and aerosols.


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

Experience in developing instrumentation and measurement of oxidative potential (OP) of aerosol with semi-automated abiotic (waveguide-based) assay systems


Publications in relevant instrumentation

Knowledge of English


Diploma level in English


Application Submission

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should submit their applications, no later than 16 May, 2018 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”.

The selected candidate will be notified and asked to accept the position within three (3) working days and to present all relevant documents that should match the submitted ones.



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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