Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

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 Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The position as research assistant is announced in the context of a FORMAS research project carried out at the Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), at the Faculty of Social Sciences. LUCSUS is a center for environmental and sustainability research that works with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues.

The position is an administrative position assigned to LUCSUS.


The research assistant will be employed within one or more research projects on future climate pathways and the political economy of negative emissions. The incumbent will be engaged in two tasks:

- The practical and academic organization of a European workshop on negative emissions, with a main target audience of European civil society organizations and environmental movements. The research assistant will be the main responsible for organization of the workshop, with a preliminary target date of October 2020.
- Carrying out specific research tasks on the politics of negative emissions, which can involve data collection, interviews, literature review and contributing to drafting reports and academic articles.


Candidates should have a completed Master degree in sustainability science, geography, environmental studies, political science, or similar field relevant to the working tasks for this position. Previous knowledge of climate politics and recent developments in climate change mitigation science and policy making is a requirement for this position, and needs to be documented by the supporting information submitted with the application. Knowledge of, or working experience with, negative emissions and energy system modelling will be treated as a strong advantage.

Candidates should be fluent in English and have a strong interest in carrying out research. They should be able to work independently and take initiative. Previous experience with organizing workshops or similar events is a meriting factor for this position.

This is a temporary position, starting mid January 2020 until end of December 2020, working on 50% of a full time equivalent.


Applications must be written in English and include:

1. CV
2. Copies of grades and examination certificates
3. A representative publication (e.g. a course paper, a thesis, non-academic work)
4. A motivation text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated
5. References/recommendations or names and contact information of references
6. If relevant, documentation of other experience and competences of relevance to the position, e.g. organizational work

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 200115 or as agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/4098
  • Anna Melin Iqbal, 046 222 4148
  • Wim Carton, 046 222 0394
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 03.Dec.2019
Last application date 17.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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