Postdoctoral Fellow for Climate Research (2)

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Ref. No. SU FV-2018-23

The Bolin Centre for Climate Research is dedicated to create and disseminate knowledge about the Earth’s climate system and its interactions with the environment, both past and present.

The Bolin Centre for Climate Research is a unique collaboration between several departments at Stockholm University (SU), the FLOW centre at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Rossby Centre at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). The partners at SU include the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP), Department of Environmental Science, Department of Geological Sciences (IGV), Department of Meteorology (MISU), Department of Physical Geography (NG), and Department of Zoology. Since its formation in 2006, the Centre has brought together experts to extend and disseminate knowledge about climate processes, modelling, and human impacts. This includes providing career opportunities for a diverse community of climate researchers, and creating a research environment that sustains their further development.

Bolin Centre is pleased to announce new opportunities as part of “Bolin post-doctoral fellow” program. The call is broad, and candidates can freely choose a research theme within the Centre. We encourage applications that involve several departments and interdisciplinary activities.

Project descriptionThe call is very broad and spans all of our four Research Themes (RTs):

RT 1 – The physical-chemical climate systemRT 2 – Water, biogeochemistry and climateRT 3 – Past climatesRT 4 – Climate, ecosystems and biodiversity

Candidates are encouraged to submit an individual research plan, and in developing one the candidate is expected to link their proposed research to at least one of the Bolin Centre RTs. During the recruitment process, contacts between the successful candidate(s) and 2-3 Bolin scientists acting as potential mentors of the fellows will be established. If the applicants wish to do so, they can identify potential mentors already in their application, but this is not expected or necessary.

Main responsibilitiesThe tasks mainly consist of research. The candidate may also have up to 20 % institutional service in form of teaching or administration.

Qualification requirementsPostdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteriaThe degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and how well the candidate fits into the proposed the research themes.

Terms of employmentThe position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 September 2023 or as per agreement.

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

ContactFurther information about the position can be obtained from the Bolin Centre directorate, Coordinator Maria Basova, telephone: +46 76 6957078,; Professor Ilona Riipinen, telephone: +46 73 5859251,; Professor Gustaf Hugelius, telephone: +46 8 6747873,

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

ApplicationApply 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
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 13/06/2023