Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Work duties

The position is linked to the research group within the Division of Nuclear Physics (Department of Physics, LTH) that conducts research on atmospheric aerosols and their role in climate and health effects.

We are looking for a researcher to work on a one-year research project, funded by FORMAS, which aims to investigate how the lockdown in Europe due to the Covid-19 pandemic affected Swedish air quality. Special focus is placed on so-called secondary particles formed from gases. The researcher will perform analyzes of already existing data. These data are derived from long-term measurements of both gases and airborne particles, mainly from measuring stations in background air, but also measurements performed by Swedish municipalities. The spring of 2020, when several countries introduced restrictions on human mobility, will be compared with previous years. To a large extent, annual variations in air quality are due to changes in meteorology, which must be taken into account. The researcher will have contact with several municipalities and universities - mainly in Sweden - to coordinate the project.

Work duties include:

  • Analysis of large amounts of air quality data, mainly from on-line aerosol instruments
  • Analyze air quality data based on source region and meteorology
  • Project management and coordination with participating municipalities and researchers
  • Compile the results in a final report and one or more scientific articles

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position.
  • Experience in analysis of air quality data.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

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. Speaking and understanding Swedish (or Danish, Norwegian) is an advantage.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment, 100 % researcher, 1 year.

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 three 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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Sept 1st 2021
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/2057
  • Erik Swietlicki,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 28.Jun.2021
Last application date 16.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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