PhD position in Environmental Assessment
Sort on published: 2017-12-11
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Earth Sciences 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). For more information, please visit: www.geo.se.
The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. The research in meteorology focuses mainly on the physical processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, the lowest 100-1000 m of the atmosphere. Research areas includes basic process understanding in the boundary layer over sea, ice and land, but also includes more applied research on wind energy or dispersion modelling. Within the program is also research focusing natural disasters, glaciology and modelling processes in the climate system. Teaching responsibilities are primarily within the Bachelor and Master Programmes in meteorology (Bachelor and Master Programmes in physics with the specialization on meteorology) but includes also several courses also at Aquatic and Environmental Engineering. More information on the programme for air-water and landscape science can be found at www.geo.uu.se/research/luval/.
We are recruiting a PhD candidate in Environmental Assessment at the Department of Earth Sciences, Programme for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences. The position is part of a recently started research project funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The goal of the project is to fill existing knowledge gaps in hydrological climate change impact studies. We will strengthen the basis for robust projections of future climate change impacts on hydrological conditions by developing new dynamic and multi-dimensional methods to reduce uncertainties. The project is a close multidisciplinary collaboration of experts within climatology, hydrology and environmental research. The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with the project partners. Tasks include among others the improvement of methods for correcting biases in climate model output and the analysis/evaluation of different hydrological model structures and parameterization techniques.
The applicant shall have a university science degree in hydrology, climatology, meteorology, earth sciences or similar. Knowledge in mathematics and physics is a requirement, as well as previous experience in programming. Expertise in Matlab or R is desirable. Experience of data processing (in particular from global and regional climate models) and statistical knowledge are necessary. Good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement.
The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties and teaching at a level of at most 20%.
The application should include a cover letter shortly describing your personal motivation for applying for this PhD position, relevant skills/ qualifications and research interests. The application should also include a CV, copies of relevant exams, degrees and grades, MSc thesis and other relevant documents, such as letter(s) of recommendation and contact details of two referees. We would also like to know the earliest possible date for starting.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as possible, as agreed. Temporary position, four years.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
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Please submit your application by 31 January 2018, UFV-PA 2017/4723.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4723
Last application date: 2018-01-31