Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Modelling, Sweden, Stockholm

Publish Date: Jul 22, 2016

Deadline: Aug 15, 2016

Stockholm University

A leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals

Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. 70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within the areas of science and human science.

Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) is a multidisciplinary department that gathers scientists from diverse fields in the natural sciences to study environmental phenomena with some 220 faculty, researchers, doctoral students and support staff from over 30 countries. Our research spans across five major areas: chemical contaminants, atmospheric aerosols, biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, ecotoxicology, and analytical chemistry. Extensive facilities for chemical analysis, particle characterization and aquaria experimentation as well as several modelling platforms and research stations are key to our research.

Project description

The overarching goal for this project is to entangle how anthropogenic emissions of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), aerosols (including sulfate, black carbon and organic carbon), methane and other ozone forming pollutants from different regions of the world affect the global climate and specifically the Arctic. The purpose is twofold; firstly to investigate the key processes behind the Arctic amplification which is not well understood and secondly to quantify how much anthropogenic SLCP emission reductions in different regions of the world affect the climate in different parts of the world and specifically the Arctic.

Main responsibilities

The main task will be to investigate and if possible quantify the main processes determining the Arctic climate change. The modelling will be mainly be done with the Earth System Model NorESM in close collaboration with senior scientists at the department but also at the Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, and the Norwegian Institute of Meteorology, Oslo.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge relevant for the area of study. An exam within a relevant discipline, a strong mathematical, physical and computational background, and a comprehensive understanding of climate processes will be considered as merits. A good command of English is required. Applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications. References and interviews will be used to assess the qualifications of the applicants.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 September or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Prof. Hans-Christen Hansson, telephone: +46 8 674 72 90,, Ass. Prof. Ilona Riipinen, telephone: +46 8 674 72 84,, or Prof. Annica Ekman, telephone: +46 8 16 23 97,

Union representatives

Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone: +46 70 316 43 41.


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

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  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
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  • why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
  • what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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