Post Doc in Hydrological Research



Post-Doc in Hydrological Research

Are you a creative problem solver who enjoys writing scientific papers? Are you curious and interested in research? Do you want to work on hydrology for a sustainable society? Then you could be the one we are looking for!

The unit for Hydrological Research works in Sweden, Europe and worldwide with developing Water and Climate services based on forecast and scenario tools. We assess and predict variability in water resources, climate change impacts, and water quality in catchments. Our work aims to improve decision-making for water resource management and environmental control, as well as forecasting in early warning services for water-related sectors.

We work directly with external users and support SMHI's operational divisions. The unit is very international with some 35 employees from 15 countries. We are now looking for highly motivated research colleagues with experience in hydrology, water and climate research, and data processing, to further develop our water and climate services in Sweden and internationally. As a team member in our production system, you will contribute to our ongoing projects, with diverse collaborations in Sweden, Europe and globally. The work includes
programming, scientific analysis and publishing in scientific journals. We are looking for two colleagues, one for each of the following focus areas: Water quality: developing hydrological water quality models for mass-transport (e.g. of microplastics, sediments) and analyses of large datasets from simulations and area characteristics for research on cause-effect relationships. Forecasting of water variables: Hydrological forecasting and post-processing at different time horizons, i.e. short to medium, sub-seasonal, seasonal, and decadal. Evaluating different methods, i.e. bias-adjustment, seamless combination, multi-modelling averaging, ensemble sub-selection, and machine learning, for improved hydrological forecasting. The positions are temporary for 2 years, starting as soon as possible, with 100% working time and located in Norrköping.

Your profile

We are looking for goal-oriented colleagues, passionate about their work, who are comfortable working both independently and in teams. You are a good communicator in spoken and written English, with the ambition to learn Swedish within a year. You have a doctoral degree in hydrology or a closely related field. You have a deep understanding of hydrological processes at catchment scale and landscape level. You need to have good knowledge in programming linked to water and climate research. Proficiency in R and Python is a merit.

Additional merits if you have experience with FORTRAN, GIS, the Linux environment and
hydrological modeling. You have proven experience in handling/managing and analyses of large data volumes, gridded and otherwise, and in various formats (e.g. netcdf), for research as well as other applications (e.g. forecasts and climate impacts). You have a documented continuous production of scientific papers. We value skills in giving presentations and lectures, team work, agile approaches and delivery of results in a timely and qualitative manner. A well-developed professional international network is a merit. You have a work permit for Sweden (this is the case for EU
citizens). Want to know more?

For more information, please contact Group Manager Bode Gbobaniyi or HR Specialist Elin Ring. Union representatives are Thomas Bosshard (ST) and Lennart Robertson (SACO). All may be reached by telephone at +46 (0)11-495 80 00 or by e-mail

Applications must be submitted by 24 January 2022.

SMHI is an expert authority with a global outlook and a vital mission to forecast changes in weather, water and climate. With a scientific foundation, we use knowledge, research and services to contribute to a more sustainable society. Every hour of every day, all year round. Bear in mind that all the documentation and information you send to SMHI in conjunction with your application will be classified as public documents. This means that all the material contained in your application, including attachments, may be disclosed if so requested by a party, on the condition that the information is not subject to confidentiality in accordance with the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act. You should therefore primarily provide such information that you deem to be relevant in relation to the requirements of the position. Think about your own personal privacy, and avoid sharing information that contains sensitive personal data, or information about your health or that of a family member, your political views or religious beliefs.

Contact persons:

Bode Gbobaniyi
Rekryterande chef
011-495 80 00

Elin Ring
011-495 80 00
Thomas Bosshard
011-495 80 00
Lennart Robertson
011-495 80 00

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