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PhD Fellowship “Production and characterization of secondary organic aerosol in an atmospheric simulation chamber”


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Natural sciences
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PhD Fellowship “Production and characterization of secondary organic aerosol in an atmospheric simulation chamber”

The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH/ICE- HT) is seeking applicants for one PhD candidate position in the context of the research project «Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections (FORCes)” (Grant Agreement number: 821205 — FORCeS — H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2019-2020 / H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2) which is implemented under the EU-Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action.


Job Description

To conduct research as a PhD candidate in the framework of the aforementioned project "FORCeS". The main objective of FORCeS is to understand and reduce the long-standing uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol radiative forcing and to increase confidence in climate projections. The objective of this job is to perform atmospheric simulation chamber experiments to quantify the production of secondary organic aerosol from a variety of precursors.


Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: up to 6 months, with the potential of renewal or extension according to the needs of the project

Fellowship: up to 840 € per month (graduate fellowship) depending on qualifications

Envisaged starting date: 1/3/2023


Requirements and Qualifications

The candidate is required to hold a ΒS and an MSc. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Experience in atmospheric aerosols is required. Moreover, the candidate must be fluent in English (level B2). The candidate should be registered as a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering.


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




Evaluation criteria

BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering


Degree grade Χ 4 points

MS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering


Degree grade Χ 3 points

Experience in atmospheric aerosols


Length of experience

(2 points per month, with a maximum of 30 points)




Application Submission

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should submit their applications, no later than 3/2/2023, 16:00 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
  • 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 Spyros Pandis, tel: +30 2610 969510, e-mail:



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