Post-doc in Meteorology

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The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. More information on the programme for air-water and landscape science can be found at

Description of the subject area:
The purpose of the project is to investigate the air-water exchange of energy, water vapor and carbon (mainly carbon dioxide but also methane) and the processes influencing this exchange in marine and inland water environments. There is presently knowledge lacking on these processes and the methods to introduce them into climate models. The project aims at using existing and new micrometeorological data on airwater exchange processes, and also to evaluate the variations (horizontal and vertical) of carbon dioxide concentration in the surface water as well as other parameters as mixing depth and stratification. The project is linked to the ICOS-station Östergarnsholm ( and the BONUS project INTEGRAL (Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea).

This is primarily a research position. Teaching will be included to a maximum of 10% of full time.

The requirement for this position is a PhD in meteorology/oceanography, marine chemistry, aquatic processes or corresponding competence.

To be eligible fora position as Post-doc, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent. The applicants PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date. The PhD can be older than three years if there are special circumstances. Such special circumstances can be periods of sick leave, parental leave etc, which are deducted from the three-year period.

Additional qualifications:
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 experiences in field work and using micrometeorological data. 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 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 docurnents.

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. Striving to achieve a more even gender balance, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible, upon agreement.

Type of position: Temporary full time position (100%) of two years.

For further information about the position please contact: Please submit your application by 4 May 2018, UFV-PA 2018/495.

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posted: 28 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.