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Postdoc position on Stable isotope analysis of N2O and CH4

14.03.2017 - Empa, Dübendorf (Switzerland)

The Laboratory for Air Pollution/Environmental Technology offers a 36 month Postdoc position on Stable isotope analysis of N2O and CH4.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) are both strong greenhouse gases, and N2O is also the most important anthropogenic ozone depleting substance emitted in this century. High precision analysis of the N2O and CH4 isotopic composition in ambient air by a laser spectroscopic method developed at Empa provides a novel technique to disentangle their production pathways and verify emission inventories.

Within the European metrology research project “Stable Isotope Reference Standards (SIRS)”, cofunded by Horizon 2020, you are collaborating with partner institutions in the development of new isotope reference materials for greenhouse gases and promoting their uptake by the scientific community. Our laboratory at Empa will focus on N2O stable isotope reference materials and high precision analysis of greenhouse gas stable isotopes by laser spectroscopy in collaboration with European partner institutions. In addition, you will be involved in other research projects on N2O and CH4 stable isotope analysis in ambient air.

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