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PhD fellowship “Simulation of air quality in the urban scale in European cities”

The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas, (FORTH/ICE-HT) is seeking applicants for one PhD candidate position in the context of the research project “Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS (RI-URBANS) GA- 101036245 — RI-URBANS — H2020-LC-GD-2020 / H2020-LC-GD-2020-6” which is implemented under the EU-Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action.

Job Description

To conduct research in the framework of the aforementioned project “RI URBANS”. The main objective of RI URBANS is to develop Service Tools (STs) that will provide novel insights into spatio-temporal variability of air quality parameters, population exposure and air quality health interactions. This will enable to reduce air pollution effects in European cities and industrial hotspots. The project takes on board advanced research-driven Air Quality (AQ) observations at selected European pilot cities. By combining Air Quality Monitoring Networks (AQMNs) and RIs advanced science knowledge and innovative technologies, RI-URBANS deploys tools and information systems in the hands of citizens and communities to support decision-making by AQ managers and regulators. These will enhance the Air Quality Monitoring Networks (AQMNs) capacity to evaluate, predict and mitigate the impact of air quality AQ on human health.

The objective of this job is to improve our modeling approaches for the simulation of the concentrations and source contributions of gas and particulate pollutants in European cities

Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: up to 12 months, with the potential of renewal or extension according to the needs of the project

Fellowship: up to 900 € per month (graduate fellowship)

Envisaged starting date: 1/8/2022

Requirements and Qualifications

The candidate is required to hold a Diploma in Chemical Engineering. The candidate should have been be registered as a PhD candidate. 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:



Evaluation criteria

Research experience in simulation of air pollutant concentrations in urban areas using the chemical transport model PMCAMx


Duration of research experience: 25 points / year, with a maximum score of 50 points
Degree grade


Degree grade X 5 points



Application Submission

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should submit their applications, no later than 30/6/2022, 16:00, by email to Kleanthi Zacharopoulou:

In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Scanned copies of academic titles & English language certificate
  • Certificate of registration as a PhD candidate
  • 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:, within five (5) days after the results announcement on the web.


For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact the FORTH/ICE-HT Research Secretariat, e-mail:, 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, email:


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