Research scientist for modeling group in the Atmospheric Chemistry section

Stellenangebot vom 4. November 2022

The modeling group in the Atmospheric Chemistry section
of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz is looking for a

Research Scientist

The atmospheric modelling group solicits applications for a research scientist to contribute to the CATALYSE project ( Candidates should have an interest in health impacts of air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, climate change and numerical modeling. The position is available in a dynamic and international team of researchers.

Topics: The candidate will model the interrelationships between climate change and air quality under the policy scenarios developed with European partner institutions and quantify the implications for public health, including excess mortality attributed to air pollution as well as climate feedbacks using comparative risk assessment methods. Policy scenarios in view of potential co-benefits from climate change mitigation measures for public health will be evaluated, quantifying the impacts of European policies on air pollution attributable mortality in European populations as well as outside of Europe.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD degree in Meteorology or related field (e.g., Physics, Mathematics or Chemistry), be a proficient programmer, be familiar with Linux/UNIX environments and good knowledge of the English language. Experience with public health aspects related to air quality and climate change will be of advantage.

Working location: The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) offers excellent research infrastructure and is a leading institute in atmospheric chemistry research. The atmospheric modeling group offers an exciting working environment in an international research team with close collaboration with experimentalists and health professionals. Further information about the group and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry is available online at

Model: The candidate will work with the EMAC model (ECHAM5/MESSy for atmospheric chemistry, see

Remuneration: In accordance with the TVöD according to qualifications. The social benefits correspond to those of the public service.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of increasing the number of women.

For further information or for applications (written or electronic form) please contact:

Jos Lelieveld or Andrea Pozzer
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Hahn-Meitner-Weg 1
D-55128 Mainz

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