Research Assistant (m/f/d) E13 TV-L (65%)

Atmospheric Chemistry Group

Application deadline:

In the Atmospheric Chemistry Group at Bayreuth University, the position of a research assistant for a novel research project is to be filled as soon as possible for the limited period of the project duration (planned for 3 years):

Research Assistant (m/f/d) E13 TV-L (65%) 


The Atmospheric Chemistry Group explores exchange processes between Earth and atmosphere with the aim to understand their influence on air quality, weather and climate.

Research Project

Ultrafine particles (UFP) have a maximum diameter of 100 nm and are important components of air. Naturally, UFP can form from precursor gases and are important for weather and climate. However, when released from anthropogenic sources, they can impact ecosystems and human health. Important factors for judging a potential risk, are the size, the concentrations in air and the chemical composition of UFP.

Airports are a source of UFP too. Yet, the potential impact of airports on local and regional air quality is rarely studied so far. For this reason, we measure UFP in close proximity to a major German airport. Therefore, we are currently conducting observations of air quality and meteorology at two UFP-measurement stations.

We are seeking for…

A highly motivated researcher to join our team for running the UFP measurements and statistically analysing the long-term data set.

Apply, if…

  • you successfully finished your Master’s in Atmospheric Chemistry or Physics, Meteorology, Environmental Chemistry, Geoecology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth system sciences or Engineering
  • you are generally interested in atmospheric processes
  • you have good technical skills for running analytical instrumentation
  • you have excellent statistical skills for working on large datasets
  • communication and coordination are your strengths, and you are able to work independently, structured and focussed on solutions
  • you are flexible, eager to travel, and own a valid driver’s licence (class B for Germany)

This position is generally suited for preparing a Dissertation.

The University of Bayreuth appreciates the diversity of its employees as an enrichment and is expressly committed to the goal of equal gender opportunities. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the Best Practice Club "Familie in der Hochschule e.V.", and has successfully participated in the HRK audit "Internationalization of the University". Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.

Please submit the usual application documents (CV, certificates, recommendation letters) online via the application portal of Bayreuth University by February 29th 2024.

Code word: UFPMUC2 (

The documents will be deleted after the position is filled in accordance with data protection requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Anke Nölscher (