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Post-doctoral research position in air quality data handling

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR8212-JEAPET-002
Workplace : GIF SUR YVETTE
Date of publication : Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2400 and 2700€ before tax
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


Fine suspended particulate matter (PM) is recognized as key factors influencing air quality and climate change. In the last two decades, highly-time resolved characterization of their composition and sources in ambient air has been made possible through the development of new automated measurement systems, notably based on aerosol mass spectrometry. In particular, Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitors (ACSM, Aerodyne Res. Inc.) are now commonly used at observatory platforms for the purpose of long-term continuous monitoring of submicron aerosol chemistry.

The Aerosol, Clouds and Traces Gases Research InfraStructure ( is gathering a wide set of monitoring and experimental facilities at the European scale to serve stakeholders and scientists in the various fields of atmospheric sciences. The provision of high-quality data relies on Topical Centers, dedicated to the various ACTRIS variables and instrumentation. Within the European center for aerosol in situ measurements (ECAC), the Aerosol Chemical Monitor Calibration Center (ACMCC), is notably in charge of ACSM data quality assurance and quality control.


The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing online numerical tools allowing for the retrieval of near-real time ACSM data from different research stations across Europe, automatic data validation, as well as data transfer towards ACTRIS data center.


Candidate should hold a PhD in atmospheric science with demonstrated skills in computation and data handling. More specifically, experience with batch coding or scripting in object-oriented open access languages (e.g. R and/or Python) would be appreciated.
Knowledge in atmospheric chemistry and, even better, on the ACSM instrument operation and data treatment is highly desirable, as well as previous experience in real-time data treatment.
The candidate should be keen on working in an international environment. Strong interactions with National and European ACTRIS facilities are foreseen.
The candidate should be fluent in English.

Work Context

LSCE is a large laboratory located on the campus of CEA-Orme des Merisiers. It is part of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace that optimizes the work of several laboratories in the Paris area working in similar themes. There are about 300 people working at LSCE, 150 of which hold permanent positions and several tens are working on a PhD.
The hosting team is working on measurements and studies of reactive species (gaseous and aerosols) which can potentially impact health (air quality), ecosystems and more generally climate. The CAE team aims at characterizing and quantifying their sources, properties and their physicochemical transformations.

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