Lund University, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Clouds containing ice at sub-zero temperatures cover wide areas of the globe. Their phase changes during global warming have been predicted to influence climate change.  Their severe weather, in the form of hail or freezing rain on the ground or on air, causes much damage.

Initiation of ice inside clouds is crucial because the numbers of crystals in clouds control the production of snow, freezing rain, graupel and hail. Initiation of ice affects the latent heating and dynamics of clouds.  However, there is much uncertainty about ice initiation.

The work will involve numerical modeling. Lab observations from a partner institution of a new process of fragmentation of ice will be represented. The role of the process will be assessed for individual clouds with our aerosol-cloud models. After validation of the simulations, various analyses will be performed for four basic cloud-types. This will involve coding with FORTRAN 90 in a UNIX environment.

Desirable skills and qualifications
The applicant must have a bachelor's or master’s degree in physics or equivalent field.

  • Applicant should have experience of FORTRAN in UNIX environment.

It is desirable to have documented knowledge from their university education in

  • Mathematics, especially differential equations
  • Numerical methods and/or computer programming
  • Physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics).

In the application, applicants should provide evidence of how they meet these requirements.

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 2019-06-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/4520
  • Vaughan Phillips, Senior university lecturer,,, +46 462221732
  • Vendela Breeze, HR administrator, +46 462223085
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 462229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 462229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 462229366
Published 21.Dec.2018
Last application date 28.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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