INAR summer jobs

Are you an undergraduate student interested in summer work at INAR in multi-disciplinary atmospheric, ecosystem and geophysics research?

Research fields of the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) include climate change, atmospheric aerosol particles, boundary layer meteorology, ecosystem-atmosphere interactions, hydrosphere geophysics, simulations of molecular clusters, dynamic, numeric and radar meteorology, and forest ecological studies. INAR is part of the Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC) of the Academy of Finland.

As a summer worker at INAR you are involved in multi-disciplinary, inspired and progressive group of researchers. Your tasks may include computer modeling and data analysis, measurement network maintenance or participating in field measurements, depending on the currently available projects and your own interests. Some students will be positioned to Kumpula and Viikki campuses in Helsinki, and some will work in Hyytiälä and Värriö SMEAR research stations. Hyytiälä is in Juupajoki in Pirkanmaa, and Värriö in Salla, Eastern Lapland.

Your summer work can be included in your studies as practical training (5 ECTS), project course (3-5 ECTS), or expanded into a BSc or MSc thesis.

Topics for summer work include, but are not limited to:

  • duty operations of atmospheric and ecological measurements in Hyytiälä, Värriö and Helsinki SMEAR stations;
  • measurements and instrument development on atmospheric observations;
  • atmospheric aerosol measurements and data analysis;
  • aerosol-cloud-climate interactions;
  • surface-atmosphere interaction above different ecosystems including lakes, forests, urban areas and wetlands;
  • numerical modeling of atmospheric processes and weather;
  • tree ecophysiology, soil and lake ecology measurements;
  • data science and applications of artificial intelligence for analyses of atmospheric measurement data.

If you are a BSc or MSc student interested in summer work at INAR, please apply latest on 1.2.2021 by filling in the e-form.

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Based on the initial review of the applications, some of the applicants will be interviewed in February 2021. The exact schedule of these interviews will be announced later.

For more information, please contact:
Assist. Prof. Tuomo Nieminen,
Assoc. Prof. Leena Järvi,
Prof. Teemu Hölttä,
Assoc. Prof. Katrianne Lehtipalo,
Dr. Marja Bister,