Masters / PhD in Atmospheric Science

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

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Job Offer from July 21, 2021

The “Reactive Processes” group (Division of Atmospheric Chemistry) is looking for highly motivated students of physical-chemistry / chemical-physics / physics  seeking to work in the field of environmental science. There are several potential projects including field-based and laboratory-based research (or a mixture of both) using both mass-spectrometric and optical methods.

In our laboratory-based kinetic / photophysical experiments using pulsed lasers we explore the reactions of atmospheric trace-gases to determine their impact on e.g. climate or photochemical ozone formation.
In our field-based research we measure several short-lived, reactive trace gases using chemical ionisation mass-spectrometry (CIMS) and laser-cavity based absorption spectroscopy (Cavity-Ring-Down Spectroscopy) using both ground-based and mobile platforms. Upcoming field projects will be located in France, Brasil and Australia.

Details pertaining to the methods we use and the goals of our research are found on the group’s home-page (

Masters and PhD students at the MPI have access to excellent research intrastructure and the opportunity to participate in summerschools and international conferences.  

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. Specifically, the Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please upload your application – including a letter of motivation, CV, and contact information of two references – to our portal:

For scientific inquiries, please contact Dr. John Crowley ().

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