Postdoctoral Fellow in E-science for Applications in Climate Science

Stockholm University Department of Meteorology


At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 30 are teachers and scientists, 30 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description & main responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to formulate his/her own research project under the general theme of using and developing new e-Science methodology and technology, to address problems relevant for climate studies, meteorology and oceanography. This may for example include artificial intelligence/machine learning applications for analysis of complex observational data, visualization techniques or modelling on the range from Direct Numerical Simulation to Earth System Modelling. The project will be developed in collaboration with one or several scientists at the Department of Meteorology. Prior contact with project participants listed below is encouraged, and an individually formulated research plan (maximum 3 pages) is a requirement. All innovative projects using high-end e-Science to forward research in atmospheric, ocean or climate science will be considered.

The project is funded by the Swedish e-science Research Centre (SeRC) and the successful candidate is expected to interact with other scientist within the centre from the participating universities: Stockholm University, the Royal Technical University, Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country in meteorology, oceanography, climate science, fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, computer science or in a related field.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills using and developing advanced e-science tools. The applicant should have excellent knowledge of both oral and written English.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Gunilla Svensson, Additional project members to develop research projects with are Senior lecturer Frida Bender,, Professor Annica Ekman,, and Senior lecturer Inga Koszalka,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/03/2020

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