Academic Jobs

Stockholm University, Sweden Logo

PhD Position – Hydrology, Physical Geography – Stockholm, Sweden, Nov 2021

Stockholm University (SU)


Apply Before the Deadline

Nov 5, 2021 23:59 (GMT +2)

Apply Now

Stockholm University invites applications for Ph.D. student position work will be in hydrology, at the Department of Physical Geography, Sweden – Nov 2021

Support us by Sharing!

Scroll Down for Content

General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: November 5, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Section of Hydrology
Department of Physical Geography
Stockholm University (SU)

Scroll Down for Content

Qualification Details

Qualification requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, and to fulfil the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of physical geography, the candidate for this position should have acquired a total of 240 higher education credits (of which at least 60 at advanced level), or acquired in some alternative fashion, the equivalent knowledge in geoscience, environmental science or other relevant natural or engineering science.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.


The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidate’s documented knowledge in hydrology with relevance to the focus area of this PhD position, written and oral proficiency in English, capacity for analytical thinking, ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

The assessment criteria also include the candidate's ability to model (data- and process-based, and possibly also combined with machine learning methods) changes in water flows, water availability and water quality in hydrological catchments of different scales in different parts of the world. Preference is given to candidates with a strong background in quantitative hydrology and modeling that also includes the groundwater system, as well as experience of using geographic information systems and national and international databases. Experience in machine learning methods is also an advantage. Candidates should be highly motivated, committed and enthusiastic to work in the field of this PhD project. The doctoral dissertation will be written in English.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The PhD work will be in hydrology, with a focus on the interactions between groundwater and surface water at catchment scale. The work includes quantitative analysis, data interpretation and modeling, which may also include machine learning methods, in order to quantify and understand the role of groundwater in water quantity and quality changes over whole hydrological catchments under varying climate and land-use conditions in different parts of the world.

The research is data-intensive, with compilation, synthesis and process-based modeling, in possible combination with machine learning methods, of regional and global datasets to reveal driving forces and effects and the role of groundwater-surface water interactions for changes in water flows, water availability and water quality in over hydrological catchments.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: SU FV-3420-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

Scroll Down for Content

Documents Required

Apply for the PhD student 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 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 degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal 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
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

About the Department

The Department of Phycial Geography is one of the major departments within the Faculty of Science. The department has approximately 115 employees and educates approximately 1 000 students annually. Education is oriented towards geography, geosciences, biology-earth sciences, and environmental protection and environmental management. The main research areas are: Landscape, Evironment and Geomatics, Climate Science and Quaternary Geology, Geomorphology and Glaciology, and Water, Permafrost and Environmental systems. The chosen candidate will find a stimulating and friendly environment in a very diverse and international department with high quality research and teaching.

About the Employer: Stockholm University (SU)

Terms of employment 

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Scroll Down for Content

Contact details

For more information, please contact Georgia Destouni, telephone: +46 8 16 47 85,

Union representatives

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

Advertisement Details: PhD student in Physical Geography: hydrology and groundwater-surface water interactions at catchment scale

Other Vacancies from this field ,

Scroll Down for Content

Support us by Sharing!