Lunds universitet, Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

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

Software developer/system operation support at INES/ICOS Carbon Portal
ICOS Carbon Portal is hosted by the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Sciences and is part of ICOS, the Integrated Carbon Observation System that provides high quality long-term measurements of greenhouse gas exchange from about 140 stations distributed over more than 14 countries and the ocean. Those environmental observations form the foundation for essential research on climate change and its consequences. The Carbon Portal takes care of the open access to all the ICOS high-quality and standardised greenhouse gas data, as well as to scientific and educational products produced by our scientific users. Carbon Portal also (co-)develops web services for the user community that support the scientific exploration of the data.

Work duties
We are looking for a software developer who can also support the operations. You will be part of our small development team and work on the core Carbon Portal services as well as support running these services. You can get a good idea of the technologies and the (open source) modern codebase that we are working with through our GitHub site (

We are looking for a service minded person who will work both in software development as well as in operations. You have at least worked a couple of years in IT and experience with software development. You are keen to use and learn exciting new web development technologies, all for use in a fact finding mission in the battle to combat climate change. You are a team member with good collaborative skills, but balance this with drive and independence. You are willing to build upon and improve the existing mature codebase. Our international group and work area requires that you are fluent in written and spoken English. We will place great emphasis on personal suitability.

Terms of employment
This is a permanent position with preferred start date of 1 January 2023, with a probationary period of 6 months. The scope of the employment is full time.

Contact person is Alex Vermeulen (, tel +46 46 222 9298.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications should include a

  • cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications.
  • CV,
  • degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).
Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-01-01 or as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3465
  • Alex Vermeulen, 0709436931
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 01.Nov.2022
Last application date 09.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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