Lund University, 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 40 000 students and 7 600 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.

ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System, is a European research infrastructure providing scientific data on carbon cycle and greenhouse gas budget. ICOS Carbon Portal ( is the data center of ICOS, and is hosted by Lund University at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science ( In parallel to providing web services for archival and dissemination of  ICOS data, including upload, storage, long-term preservation, search, visualization, and download, Carbon Portal is also concerned with ensuring that ICOS research data management conforms to the FAIR principles.

Job Assignment
ICOS Carbon Portal at Lund University is looking for a project assistant who will work on education and training in the framework of the ENVRI-FAIR project (ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and Research; H2020, 2019-2022). In this project, 13 European Research Infrastructures (RIs) work together to apply the FAIR principles  ( to their data services. ICOS Carbon Portal is leading the work package on training and skills development. Your main tasks in this project will be to inventory training needs within ENVRI-FAIR, to develop new teaching materials related to the conceptual and technological implementation of FAIR research data management, for both classroom teaching and e-learning platforms, as well as to lead related training activities on the application of FAIR principles for future research data management.

You have a relevant professional or academic degree in Environmental or Earth Science at the bachelor level or equivalent and preferably at least 1-2 year experience with teaching at college or university level. Prior experience with research data management and related concepts is highly recommended. You are fluent in spoken and written English, and are comfortable with leading meetings and presenting in front of groups. You must also be able to travel frequently, mostly within Europe.

Experience with developing training materials, for example compendia, instructional videos and wiki pages
Documented experience with teaching at post-gymnasial level
Knowledge of administrating educational web portals (recommended).
Knowledge, proven experience and affinity with the FAIR principles ( and their implications for Open Science
Documented proficiency of collaborating in groups.

Permanent position full-time. Probationary period of six months may be applied.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In accordance to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1001
  • Alex Vermeulen, ICOS Carbon Portal Director , +46 46 222 92 98,
  • My Geborek, Human Resources Coordinator, +46 46 222 48 53,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 19.Mar.2019
Last application date 23.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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