MEMO2: MEthane goes MObile – MEsurements and MOdelling


13 PhD positions offered!

MEMO2 involves 9 academic partners and 13 companies in Sweden, Poland, Germany, The United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, and The Netherlands. The consortium offers 13 PhD positions and is looking for highly motivated candidates, with a strong background in fields requested for the individual projects and excellent English language skills (spoken and written). A unique feature of ETN´s is the combination of research and training units, which includes  the opportunity to perform secondments of several weeks or months at the facilities of other consortium members. Candidates will benefit from a dedicated training program in the various fields of expertise of the consortium members and also from this network of internationally recognized scientists and private companies. Candidates must be willing to travel abroad for secondments and measurement campaigns, and to present their research to an international research community. As this project requires close collaboration within the consortium, candidates are expected to be team players. MSCA-ETN projects are part of Horizon 2020 and offer attractive salaries and working conditions following the conditions as described in the respective work programs.

As this is an EU H2020 project, the following eligibility criteria needs to be fulfilled:

  1. Researchers may be of any nationality, BUT may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation they are applying to for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date of recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
  2. At the date of recruitment the researcher must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. ‘Full-time equivalent research experience’ is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded) – even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged

The following PhD positions are offered:

Please note: The given deadlines in the job descriptions mark the start of the evaluation procedure followed by the selection procedure. Although the vacancy portals for individual positions are closed, eligible applications might be taken in consideration until the positions are filled. In case you are interested but vacancy portals are already closed please contact for more information about the status of the individual vacancy.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands:

Isotopic characterization of CHsource categories across Europe (ESR8)

Integration of mobile measurement data in monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of key CH4 sources in GHG emission reporting across Europe (ESR10)

University of Groningen, The Netherlands:

Quantifying CH4 emissions using measurements on cars and UAVs in The Netherlands (ESR2)

Wageningen University, The Netherlands:

High-resolution modelling of CH4 dispersion (ESR11)

University of Versailles-St-Quentin en Yvelines, France:

Characterizing CH4 emissions in urban environments (Paris) (ESR5)

Atmospheric monitoring of the CH4 emissions at the European scale (ESR13)

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa), Switzerland:

Mid-infrared laser spectroscopy for three dimensional CH4 mapping by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) (ESR6)

Inverse modelling of CH4 and its isotopic composition at European and point source scales (ESR12)

Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), United Kingdom:

CH4 from waste: constrains on captured and fugitive emissions from isotopic analysis (ESR7)

The isotopic signature of urban CH4 emissions (ESR9)

University of Heidelberg, Germany:

Monitoring the CH4 emissions from different sources in Germany (ESR1)

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland:

Validating CH4 inventories over intense mining area, natural and anthropogenic emissions (ESR3)

Lund University, Sweden:

Assessing CH4 emissions from wetlands and other sources by use of mobile measurements (ESR4)