Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Introduction text:

MEMO2 involves 9 academic partners and 13 companies in Sweden, Poland, Germany, The United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, and The Netherlands. The consortium offers 13 PhD positions and is looking for highly motivated candidates, with a strong background in fields requested for the individual projects and excellence English language skills (spoken and written). A unique feature of ETN´s (European Training Networks) is the combination of research and training units, which includes  the opportunity to perform secondments of several weeks or months at the facilities of other consortium members. Candidates will benefit from a dedicated training program in the various fields of expertise of the consortium members and also from this network of internationally recognized scientists and private companies. Candidates must be willing to travel abroad for secondments and measurement campaigns, and to present their research to an international research community. As this project requires close collaboration within the consortium, candidates are expected to be team players.

Jobassignment and qualifications:

The position involves creative and varied work and the candidate will become a member of a dynamic, international and multifaceted research group.

She/he has an inner drive, and is devoted and motivated to work with state-of-the-art environmental research. She/he is expected to hold a university degree (MSc. or equivalent) in atmospheric or environmental science (or equivalent). Knowledge within the field of atmospheric boundary layer processes and a scientific programming language such as Matlab or R equivalent to a minimum of 15 credits each, are required, as well as a driver’s license (B eligibility). Knowledge within biogeochemical cycles is desirable, as is experience of fieldwork.

Demonstrated experience in scientific writing, such as publications, essays or equivalent in English is essential. We are looking for an independent and creative person who thrives in a dynamic research environment. The project requires close collaboration with Swedish and foreign scientists, and accordingly, the applicant should be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Moreover, the candidate should be able to take responsibility for parts of the research project and in an independent way perform field work tasks. 

Due to ITN recruitement rules, candidates may not have resided in Sweden, i.e. in the country of their host, for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment According to the agreeement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/343
  • Janne Rinne, Professor, +46-222 40 19,
  • My Geborek, HR officer, +46-222 95 62,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46-222 93 66,
Published 01.Feb.2017
Last application date 15.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

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