INAR summer jobs
Are you an undergraduate student interested in summer work at INAR in multi-disciplinary aerosol, atmospheric physics and chemistry, 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 leading the Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC) of the Academy of Finland.

As a summer worker at INAR you are involved in a 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.

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

  • aerosol physics;
  • duty operations of atmospheric and ecological measurements in Hyytiälä, Värriö and Helsinki SMEAR stations;
  • measurements and instrument development on ecosystem and atmospheric observations;
  • simulations of formation of molecular clusters, ice and gas bubbles
  • application of machine learning to atmospheric molecules and clusters;
  • atmospheric aerosol measurements and data analysis;
  • aerosol-cloud-climate interactions;
  • surface-atmosphere interaction above different ecosystems including lakes, forests, urban areas, agricultural fields and wetlands;
  • numerical modeling of atmospheric processes and weather;
  • analysis of ocean and ice sheet interactions;
  • climate change and biodiversity research in boreal ecosystems;
  • experimental tree ecophysiology, soil and lake ecology measurements.

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.

The summer work application period for BSc and MSc students will open in early January 2022 and close by the end of January. More information and application instructions will be updated here latest on 10th January.

For more information, please contact Tuomo Nieminen (