Research Engineer in Earth Sciences

Uppsala University Department of Earth Sciences


Research engineer

Published: 2022-04-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department"s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). Please visit: for more information about the department.

Uppsala university is running a field station as a part of the national infrastructures ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) and ACTRIS (The Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure), and we are now recruiting a research engineer.

ICOS is an European research infrastructure for quantifying and understanding the greenhouse gas balance of the European continent and of adjacent regions. The infrastructure is built up as a collaboration of nationally operated measurement stations in several European countries. ICOS Sweden (<>) is the Swedish contribution to this European effort. The aim of ICOS is therefore to construct, equip and operate a network of standardized long-term, high precision integrated monitoring stations for atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and fluxes of for example CO2 and CH4. 

ACTRIS is the pan-European research infrastructure (RI) producing high-quality data and information on short-lived atmospheric constituents and on the processes leading to the variability of these constituents in natural and controlled atmospheres.

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The main task of the position will be to participate in the development and maintenance of the monitoring site. A major part of the work includes supervision, calibration and maintenance of field equipment and data handling (transfer, quality check and deliveries). The work includes daily routines as well as temporary intensive campaigns. There may also be participation in other, relevant research projects. The station is situated on the island Östergarnsholm, east of Gotland.


The positions require an academic degree in natural/technical science including one or several of the subjects micrometeorology, physical geography, environmental physics, air chemistry and measurements technology focusing biogeochemical processes, atmospheric chemistry, marine chemistry or oceanography. Collaborative competence and ability to structure and prioritize working tasks efficiently are important personal qualifications. The ability to express yourself in speech and in written English is also important. Driving license is required.

Additional qualifications

A Ph.D. within a relevant fields of science is seen as an advantage but not required. Experience in micro-meteorological methods, automated systems for biochemical research and field measurements, ability to climb meteorological towers, experience in working in marine environments and experiences in computing and data management are also considered an advantage. It is an advantage if you speak and write in Swedish.

About the employment

The employment is a permanent position (probationary period may be applied). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-08-01 or as agreed. Placement: The position is based in Uppsala or Visby, with regular travelling between Uppsala and Gotland as well as to the island of Östergarnsholm.

For further information about the position, please contact: Anna Rutgersson, 0701-679044, or Erik Nilsson,

Please submit your application by 31 of may 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1502.

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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1502

Last application date: 2022-05-31

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