Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geophysics


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 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe including Geophysics, Geology, Palaeontology, Hydrology, Meteorology and Natural resource science. 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 Geophysics Unit is Sweden’s leading Solid Earth Physics research environment, and consists today of about 50 co-workers, including about 15 PhD students and ten junior co-workers with recent PhDs. The Unit runs the Swedish National Seismic Network, consisting of about 70 permanent broad-band stations, and has an extensive equipment pool for passive and controlled source seismic and electromagnetic field studies. Current and recent activities include e.g. induced seismicity related to mining and underground construction, geothermal heat extraction, and injection of fluids, including carbon dioxide. Other significant areas of research are the development of innovative processing procedures for reflection seismic data, multidimensional inversion methods for seismic tomography and electromagnetic data, joint inversion methods, and numerical modelling. For more information about the Geophysics unit, please visit: www.geo.uu.se/research/geophysics/.

The Geophysics Unit within the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, intends to recruit a new junior co-worker on a two-year post-doctoral contract. Applications are invited in any area of Solid Earth Physics.

Research profile and duties:

The postdoc is a research position. The research direction of the post-doc will be defined together with the successful candidate. Some information on the profile of the Geophysics unit is given above.

Requirements:

The holder of a postdoctoral researcher position must have a PhD degree in geophysics or the equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained at the start of employment and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, periods of e.g. sick leave or parental leave are deducted from this three-year period.

Qualifications:

The holder of a postdoctoral researcher position must have a PhD degree in geophysics or the equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained at the start of employment and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, periods of e.g. sick leave or parental leave are deducted from this three-year period.

How to apply: The application should contain a cover letter mentioning their research area, a CV, a brief research statement, and a publication list. The applicant should arrange to have two letters of recommendation and contact information for the letter writers should be included in the application.

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience, and should therefore be mentioned in the CV.

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. Within this category a majority of the employed are men, therefore we particularly encourage women to apply.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Temporary position, two years.

For further information about the position please contact Professor Roland Roberts, tel. +46 18 471 2384, e-mail: roland.roberts@geo.uu.se. Please submit your application by 28 February 2018, UFV-PA 2016/3904.

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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Snarast, enligt överenskommelse
Salary: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Uppsala
County: Uppsala län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: UFV-PA 2016/3904
Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Last application date: 2018-02-28

posted: 17 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.