Senior Researcher in Isotope Geochemistry
at the Swedish Museum of Natural History

The Department of Geosciences at the Swedish Museum of Natural History invites applications from individuals with a strong and independent research program in isotope geochemistry for a senior researcher position. The Swedish Museum of Natural History has a large and active research division, hosting modern laboratories including advanced equipment for isotope analysis ( The Department also curates one of the major mineral collections in Europe.

We seek an experienced scientist with an exciting and internationally competitive research program who will be able to strengthen the research both at the Department of Geosciences and at the Swedish Museum of Natural History as a whole.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out both independent and collaborative research in the broad field of isotope geochemistry, obtain external funding, present results at international meetings and publish in leading journals. Additional tasks include supervising PhD-students and visiting researchers, participation in the strategic work and management of the department, and public outreach.

The applicant should hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Geosciences, preferably within the field of isotope geochemistry, and have already undertaken postdoctoral (or equivalent) research. The position requires good knowledge of mass spectrometry and related research methodology. A strong publication record and a documented skill in attracting external funding and working in a collaborative environment are advantageous. Education and experience in leadership is also favorable. Good social and communication skills (in English) are required.

Applications should consist of a single pdf file that includes:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication list including all scientific papers with the five most important marked
  • Summary of practical experience in isotope geochemistry
  • Summary of current research and research plan
  • Contact details of at least two reference persons
  • Any other qualifications or information the applicant considers relevant
Terms of employment
The position is a full-time permanent appointment with a six month probationary period.
The Swedish Museum of Natural History can promote an employee to professor if she/he is found to have the required qualifications after an evaluation by external reviewers. The successful applicant may apply for such an evaluation. The Swedish Museum of Natural History strives for gender balance, ethnic and cultural diversity among its staff.

For more information, please contact Per Andersson, Head of Department of Geosciences. Union representatives are Mia Ehn, SACO-S and Anna Sandberg, ST. All can be reached at phone +46 8-519 540 00.

The complete application (in English) must be submitted to or the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE-104 05 STOCKHOLM no later than April 27, 2018. Mark your application dnr 2.3.1-129-2018.

posted: 29 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.