INAR summer jobs

Are you an undergraduate student (Bachelor or Master level) 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 atmospheric aerosol particles, ecosystem-atmosphere interactions, climate change, air quality, boundary layer meteorology, 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), one of the Flagships of the Research Council of Finland.

As a summer worker at INAR you are involved in a multi-disciplinary, inspired and progressive group of more than 200 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.

Summer works are based on the research done at the INAR research groups. Topics for summer work include

  • 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;
  • molecular level modelling of particle and ice formation;
  • application of machine learning to atmospheric molecules, clusters and particles, their formation and growth;
  • atmospheric aerosol measurements and data analysis;
  • aerosol-cloud-climate interactions;
  • air quality;
  • surface-atmosphere interaction above different ecosystems and surfaces 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;
  • carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural, forest and peatland ecosystems;
  • multidisciplinary climate education, and education research and development in atmospheric sciences.

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

If you are interested in summer work at INAR, please apply by 31.1.2024 by filling in the e- form Include in your application as attachements

Based on the initial review of the applications, some of the applicants will be interviewed in early February 2024.

For more information on the summer work applications, please contact Tuomo Nieminen (