Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth System Analysis (2)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 01 Jul 2024

Ref. No. SU FV-4232-23

at Stockholm Reslience Centre . Closing date: 7 January 2024.

Stockholm Resilience Centre is a research centre on resilience and sustainability science at Stockholm University. The Centre advances the scientific understanding of the complex, dynamic interactions of people and nature in the Biosphere; train the next generation of sustainability researchers and leaders; and engage in collaborations with change agents. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Project description
The positions are an exciting opportunity to be part of a team leveraging Earth system science for transformative change towards sustainability. They will be associated with the project “Capturing and measuring multiple and systemic environmental impacts of companies and investments: a new tool that accounts for climate, water and biodiversity and their interactions” funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas. This project has two overarching goals: (a) to advance assessment of interactions between the planetary boundaries (see e.g. ) and (b) to use this knowledge to refine and implement an “Earth system impact score” ( ) for companies and investors. The project involves a large team (10+ people) of collaborators at Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales. The position may also involve opportunities to interact with other international networks such as the Earth Commission.

Main responsibilities
The positions involve research on the Earth system directed primarily towards goal (a) described above. One position will be model-focused: running and using output from Earth system models. The other position will be data-focused: using novel methods on Earth system data. The successful candidates in both positions will need to collaborate within a large team (> 10 researchers) who will be using their results to produce and apply the Earth system impact score. The researchers will be expected to publish their results in scientific journals.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in Earth system modelling and Earth system data analysis. Strong verbal and written communication skills, experience working in interdisciplinary teams, creativity in scientific thinking and capacity for self-directed research will also be valued.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2024-04-01 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 Dr Lan Wang-Erlandsson, [email protected] , Dr Ingo Fetzer, [email protected] for the model-focused position and Dr Juan Rocha, [email protected] for the data-focused position.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected] , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected] , and [email protected] (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. 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.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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