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Researcher Position in Environmental Science – University of Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2022


The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a Researcher in Environmental Science at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv), Sweden – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sep 01, 2022
Contract Period: 12 Months
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv)

University of Gothenburg, Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be eligible for employment as a researcher, the applicant must have a PhD exam in a relevant subject (environmental science, biology, chemistry) as outlined in the advertisement. The PhD exam must be finished before closing date for this announcement. 

The assessment will be based on the applicant merits with respect to the following criteria:

The position requires advanced knowledge of the response of plants to air pollutants and climate change as well as significant experience of the tasks described above. Experience of teaching on bachelor and/or masters levels, as well as a good ability to communicate in English, is required.

Advantageous for the position is earlier experience of sampling and analysis of plant material. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with other staff in the research project as well as with teachers on the courses in which teaching will be made. Hence, good ability to co-operate is of large importance for the position. Knowledge and experience of handling and statistical analysis of extensive chemical or biological data is also valuable.

The application should preferably be written in English and must include:

  • A cover letter with the applicant’s justification for the application, i.e., that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria (max. one A4 page)
  • A list of qualifications (CV)
  • Certificate of PhD exam and other educations of relevance
  • Complete list of publications, including submitted and accepted manuscripts
  • Employments certificates and other documents deemed important by the applicant
  • Contact information for at least two referees that are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications (e-mail address and phone number)

The top ranked candidates will be selected for an interview, which might be held in English and could be performed by telephone/Skype.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Project description

The position forms part of research aiming at compiling, evaluating and analyzing biological data regarding the effects of air pollutants and climate on plants within the frames of existing projects related to effects of ozone on agricultural crops. Work with the publication of these data also forms part the task. The research is conducted in collaboration with partners abroad.


We are looking for a motivated person with the field of environmental science, with emphasis on plant ecophysiology and response to air pollutants. This employment includes compilation and statistical analysis of collected data as well as publication of these data. The position can include a certain amount of laboratory work. Teaching at bachelor and master levels is also included in the position (20% of the position), with emphasis on air pollution management and environmental impact assessment.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/593

Application Procedure

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.Salaries are set individually at the University.In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

About the Department

At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) we have teaching and research activities that stretch from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these environments we study different levels of biological organisation from genes, individuals and populations, to communities and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics and combinations of these fields in order to understand the impact of natural and anthropogenic changes of the environment.

The department is placed at three different localities: in Gothenburg Botanical Garden, at Medicinareberget in Gothenburg, and at the marine research station that is run by the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure-Kristineberg.

The current position is placed at the department unit in the Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details


This is a fixed-term employment for 12 months, 50%, starting 1 September 2022 or upon agreement.

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Contact details

Contact information for the post 

Håkan Pleijel, professorPhone: +46 733 100700Email: [email protected]Webpage:

Åsa Arrhenius, Head of DepartmentPhone: +46 31 786 2625Email: [email protected]


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