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.

Carbon portal and climate change research
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. You will be part of our small development team and work on the core Carbon Portal services. To get a good idea of the technologies and the (open source) modern codebase that we are working with and to see if you have the suitable experience, an overview is presented through our GitHub site (

We are looking for a service minded person who will work in software development. You have at least worked a couple of years in IT or research and have experience with software development especially for handling of environmental data. You have experience with some of the used technologies such as Java, Scala, Python, Linux, PostgresDb, MongoDb, RDF and SPARQL. You are keen to use and learn exciting new web development technologies, but have experience with use of environmental data in research. 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
We offer you an attractive work place with e.g. low-bureaucracy agile development style without hard focus on deadlines, interesting and varying tasks to solve with modern techniques and flexible working hours. This is a permanent position with preferred start date of 1 April 2023, with a probationary period of 6 months. The scope of the employment is full time.

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. The application should also contain a 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 2023-04-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthely salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/727
  • Alex Vermeulen, director, 0709436931,
  • Tina Olsson, human resource officer, +46462224853,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 20.Mar.2023
Last application date 03.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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