Position Announcements

Postdoctoral fellow in aquatic biogeochemistry

Postdoctoral fellow in aquatic biogeochemistry at the Department of Ecology and Genetics/Limnology.

Application no later than May 1, 2013. UFV-PA 2013/695

Start date: September 1, 2013 or as agreed upon

Tasks: The position involves biochemical modeling with focus on carbon and nitrogen transformations on a landscape scale. The main purpose is to quantify carbon, nitrogen and greenhouse gas cycling in aquatic systems. The project is part of the large research project LAGGE (Landscape Greenhouse Gas Exchange – Integration of terrestrial and freshwater sources and sinks; http://www.bioenv.gu.se/english/research/research-areas/Physiological_botany/projects/lagge-eng/). The work will be conducted in a research team. Large databases with measuring data are available for the modeling approach. For more information on the research of the limnology program see http://www.ebc.uu.se/forskning/IEG/limno/.

Period of appointment: Two years.

Eligibility: The successful candidate must have a PhD, or an exam, which is judged comparable to a PhD, that was completed within three years of the application deadline. Also those applicants that received their PhD earlier should be given priority if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances are prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service, union duties and others of similar character.

Ranking criteria: In ranking eligible candidates, special importance will be given to scientific skills in relation to the subject area specified. Special weight will be given to earlier experience in aquatic modeling, aquatic biogeochemical research and handling of large databases. In filling this position the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.

How to apply: The application should be written in English and should include a short description of the applicant and his/her research interests. It should also include a CV, copies of relevant examination certificates, a copy of the PhD Thesis and publications as well as other relevant documents (e.g. letters of recommendation or names of reference persons).

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Gesa Weyhenmeyer, phone + 46-18-471 2711, email: Gesa.Weyhenmeyer@ebc.uu.se.The trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), phone +46 18 471 5380 and Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), phone +46 18 471 1996, Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication Employees), phone +46 18 471 3315.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 1, 2013, UFV-PA 2013/695. Use the link below to access the application form.

Link: http://www.uu.se/jobb/others/annonsvisning?languageId=1&tarContentId=238560