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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Stockholm University, Sweden, Apr 2022


Stockholm University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, at the Mathematics-Physics Section, within the Faculty of Science, Sweden – Apr 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sep 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Mathematics-Physics Section

Stockholm University (SU), Sweden


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Qualification Details

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.

Assessment criteria

The 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 based on how well the candidate fits to the suggested research groups.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The section now announces a strategic position as "Postdoctoral Fellow in Physical and Mathematical Sciences". The call is broad and the fellow may perform research in any of the four discplines. However, it is expected that the fellow will develop cross-disciplinary activity together with researchers within at least two of the section departments.

Project description

The call is very broad covering all areas of physical and mathematical sciences which are covered by the four departments in Astronomy, Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics. Candidates are invited to submit their own research plan. In developing their research plan candidates are expected to make contact with suitable researchers withing the section and discuss their plans prior to the deadline of the application, establishing links with at least two departments. The proposed research project consequently should ideally be of interest to at least two departments within the section.

Main responsibilities

The position involves mainly research. The candidate may also have up to 20 % duties in teaching and/or administrative duties.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: SU FV-0806-22

Application Procedure

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:– how you will interact with researchers in two different departments– why and how you plan to complete the project– what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation including support letters from researchers to collaborate with (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.

About the Department

The Mathematics-Physics Section, within the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University, consists of the Department of Astronomy, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Meteorology and the Department of Physics. All four departments have strong research profiles in several areas within their discipline. In total, the Section of Mathematics and Physics consist of about 160 permant faculty staff, 180 PhD students and 80 post docs.

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Terms of employment

The 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 September 1, 2022, or as per agreement.

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

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Contact details

Further information about the position (including giving advice on whom to contact for possible collaborations) can be obtained from the four Heads of Department: Astronomy, Professor Peter Lundqvist, [email protected]; Mathematics, Professor Joanna Tyrcha, [email protected];  Meteorology, Professor Rodrigo Caballero, [email protected]; and Physics, Professor Jan Conrad, [email protected]. For general questions the Section Dean, Professor Tom Britton, [email protected], may also be contacted.

Union representatives

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

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