Postdoctoral Fellow in the Interplay between the Climate and the Carbon Cycle

Uppsala University



Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international standing. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate with society in various ways. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44,000 students, 7,100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.


The Department of Earth Sciences  offers education and research with a unique breadth and is considered in international evaluations to be one of Europe's most complete earth science institutions. This breadth is represented by experienced teachers and researchers with expertise covering everything from rocks and volcanoes, to earthquakes, weather, wind and climate, from the evolution of life on earth to dinosaurs, and from lakes to glaciers, carbon dioxide storage and sustainable energy systems. Read more on .

The program for aerial, water and landscape theory, LUVAL , brings together research and education in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis and natural geography. See: for more information on the program for aerial, water and landscape theory.


The postdoctor will work within the project: "Large-scale atmospheric variability drives changes in the terrestrial carbon cycle and carbon storage", which aims to link diagnostics of large-scale atmospheric circulation and variability with remote-analyzed, in situ and modeled terrestrial carbon flow and storage changes. The exact focus of the research is flexible, but the work will deepen our understanding of how changes in atmospheric variability can cause short and long-term changes in terrestrial coal flows and storage at regional level with a focus on Europe. Teaching may be included, up to a maximum of 20%.


For this position, a doctorate in Climate Science, Earth Sciences Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology, or related subject area is required before entering. Experience in either atmospheric / climate studies or terrestrial carbon dioxide cycle is necessary. Applicants must have good knowledge of English, both in speech and in writing.

Eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral student is the one who has completed his doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to the doctoral degree, and who has graduated a maximum of three years before the end of the application period. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been passed earlier. Special reasons refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, trust assignments within trade unions etc.

Desirable / Other Qualifications:

Previous experience in handling large data sets and performing statistical analyzes, skills in data processing and coding, as well as previous experience in handling satellite-based data products is an advantage. We also value an independent way of working, high quality of publications in international journals with reference systems and cooperation with the other research groups in a multidisciplinary research environment.

The application must contain:

i) A Curriculum Vitae.

ii) A short research report (max 2 pages) describing some knowledge gaps in the project's research area, which the applicant would like to explore under his postdoc.

iii) A list of publications in international journals with reference systems.

iv) Two references (names and full contact details).

Salary: Individual salary setting is applied.

Admission: Earlier 2019-10-15 or by arrangement.

Type of Employment: Temporary employment of two years.

Scope of Employment: 100%.

Information about the employment is provided by: Gabriele Messori, e-mail:

In your application, please refer to


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