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 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 officer for analysis and development of environmental data services. You will work in 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 at Lund University is leading the implementation work package, where you will work with the project partners to analyse the current FAIRness level of their services, determine the gaps and select the common development targets to close the gaps. The work package will build an overall catalogue of the FAIR services of the RIs and design the guidelines for testing and validating the final ENVRI-FAIR services. In the end these guidelines will be applied to lead to a synthesis of the readiness of the ENVRI-FAIR services for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

You have a relevant professional or academic degree in Environmental or Earth Science at the master level or equivalent, preferably connected to observations, operational data provision and data management. Your proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is high, and you have experience with scientific reporting in English. You must also be able to travel frequently and on short notice, mostly within Europe.


  • One or more years of experience in environmental science
  • Experience in working in (Horizon2020) projects, especially with associated administrative tasks in relation to reporting, deliverables etc
  • Documented experience in working in large international teams with many partners
  • Knowledge of and affinity with the FAIR principles and their implications for Open Science

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Accordning to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1002
  • 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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