Available Positions

Studying ice nucleation in clouds using a new microfluidics setup

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Chemistry
Physics
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Investigating the health effects of urban pollution

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Chemistry
Life Sciences
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The World Health Organization and the Global Burden of Disease Assessment concluded recently that exposure to ambient particulate pollution is the most important environmental health risk to people globally. Mechanistic understanding of the effect of particulate matter on lung inflammation is lacking. Today, all particulate pollution is assumed to have the same risk, although they are produced from different sources and chemical composition. The goal of this study is to reach an in-depth mechanistic understanding of how PM, and its chemical composition, affect human health through a combination of detailed chemical speciation and controlled laboratory PM exposure experiments. Overall, this study is expected to provide an essential link between exposure to particulate air pollution and increase in the onset of oxidative stress and inflammation, thereby providing a mechanistic quantitative link between environmental exposure to the increased risk of diseases. The combination of state of the science atmospheric chemistry with most advanced biological investigation presents a unique multidisciplinary new approach to address this important challenge.
Knowledge in biochemistry or chemistry is an andvantage

Chemistry and properties of secondary organic aerosols

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Chemistry
Thursday, November 1, 2018

We use oxidation flow reactor to study the processing of aerosols and how they change their optical properties. Tools used are an aerosol mass spectrometer, broadband cavity enhanced spectrometers and others.
Excellent projects for postdocs with a background in aerosol optics, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and physical chemistry

Atmospheric microbiome: understanding the transport of microorganisms in the atmosphere.

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Life Sciences
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Aerobiology: we study the transport of various pathogen, bacteria, and viruses by dust and winds. We use deep sequencing and bioinformatics to learn about the population of microorganisms in the air. Using state of the art sampling and RNA analysis we also study about functions and viability.

Atmospheric microbiome: understanding the transport of microorganisms in the atmosphere.

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Area: 
Life Sciences
Friday, November 1, 2019

Aerobiology: we study the transport of various pathogen, bacteria, and viruses by dust and winds. We use deep sequencing and bioinformatics to learn about the population of microorganisms in the air. Using state of the art sampling and RNA analysis we also study about functions and viability.

Atmospheric microbiome: understanding the transport of microorganisms in the atmosphere.

Year(s)
Rotation: 
Area: 
Chemistry
Friday, November 1, 2019

Aerobiology: we study the transport of various pathogen, bacteria, and viruses by dust and winds. We use deep sequencing and bioinformatics to learn about the population of microorganisms in the air. Using state of the art sampling and RNA analysis we also study about functions and viability.