Lund University, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science,
invites applications for:

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Geobiosphere Science:
Modeling of Bio-aerosols and Clouds

Clouds are a major control on the Earth's radiation budget and influence climate change. Their microphysical and radiative properties are partly governed by concentrations of aerosols in the atmosphere. Primary biological aerosol particles (PBAPs) are emitted naturally from land surfaces in vegetated regions. Many of these particles are submicron in size and are ubiquitous in the atmosphere, especially over continental regions.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar to:

  • Collect and analyse samples of bio-aerosols in the laboratory with microbiological and molecular-biological techniques
  • Resolve the initiation of new cloud-droplets and crystals by the bio-aerosols with the numerical model
  • Investigate the linkage between PBAPs and cold clouds by applying a numerical model

The postdoctoral position will be for 1-3 years at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science.

We offer

An international and lively research environment in the historic town of Lund, with beautiful countryside nearby. Lund University was founded in 1666 and is ranked as one of the world's top 100 higher education institutions.

Requirements and Applications

The applicant must have a PhD degree in Meteorology and a BSc degree in Physics or a similar area. Experience with programming languages in a UNIX environment, such as FORTRAN or C, is needed.

More details are given about requirements and how to apply:

Applications can be made until 2 March 2017.

Enquiries about the post may be made to

published: 10 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.