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.

Subject description
Lund University GIS Centre at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science is going to expand it's research activities in the area of using spatiotemporal analysis and machine learning techniques for climate change studies. A researcher is going to be employed to help with strengthening and expanding this research direction.

Work duties
Detailed description of the work duties are:
• research within the subject area
• actively seeking external research funding
• collaboration with industry and wider society
• teaching GIS-related courses, maximum of 20%.
• administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have:
• a PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position 
• very good oral and written proficiency in English
• good knowledge and skills in, mainly and first, machine learning techniques and also spatiotemporal analysis.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
The assessment will be done based on the criteria mentioned in the qualifications requirements. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
The employment is full time, 100%, within the period 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2021.
Contact person is Ali Mansourian.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:
• résumé/CV, including a list of publications
• a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than two pages)
• contact information of at least two references
• copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-04-01 until 2020-12-31
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/507
  • Ali Mansourian, Senior Lecturer, +46 222 17 33,
  • My Geborek, HR Coordinator, +46 222 48 53,
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 14.Feb.2020
Last application date 20.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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