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Postdoctoral Research Assignment “Measurements of Gas and Particulate Air Pollutants using Low-Cost Sensors”

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Postdoctoral Research Assignment “Measurements of Gas and Particulate Air Pollutants using Low-Cost Sensors”

The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH/ICE- HT) is seeking applicants for one position for postdoctoral research assignment 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 under a work or a fixed-term employment contract 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 improve the simulations of the concentrations of atmospheric pollutants combining model predictions and measurements from low-cost air pollutant sensor networks.

 

Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: up to 10 months, with the potential of renewal or extension according to the needs of the project

Salary:  up to approximately 2000 € per month depending on the qualifications (total cost of the employer, including social security and taxes)

Envisaged starting date: 1/3/2023

 

Requirements and Qualifications

 Candidates are required to have a Diploma and a PhD in Engineering. Moreover, candidates must have good knowledge of the Greek and English (level B2) language.

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

 

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Evaluation criteria

Publications in peer-review international journals or in peer-reviewed proceedings of international conferences & meetings in the analysis and processing of data

40

5 points per publication, with a maximum of 40 points

Experience in the use of low-cost sensors

30

10 points per year, with a maximum of 30 points

 Participation in research programs in the environmental area

20

10 points per year, with a maximum of 20 points

 Relevance of the PhD thesis with analysis and processing of data

10

Medium relevance: 5 points

Strong relevance: 10 points

 

Overall

100

 

 

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: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr.

In order to be considered, the application must include:

·         Application letter

·         CV

·         Scanned copies of academic titles & English language certificate

·         Copies of publications in peer-review international journals and in peer-reviewed proceedings of international conferences & meetings

·         Copy of PhD thesis

·         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: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr, within five (5) days after the results announcement on the web.

 

Contact

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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