Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Geologiska institutionen

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.


Coastal waters around the world are subject to several environmental stressors, such as eutrophication, temperature increase and deoxygenation. Recently, another stressor has received considerable scientific and societal attention - ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is caused by the increase in carbon dioxide pressure as a consequence of increased carbon emissions to the atmosphere. For coastal seas, the situation is more complex with several other factors such as increased amount of organic matter and larger runoff from land also contributing to lowering the pH. Within this project, we study the impact of different pH-lowering drivers, together with warming and deoxygenation, on the benthic environments through experiments as well as analyses of sediment records.


Work duties

  • Research within environmental science, in particular, marine micropaleontology and paleoceanography
  • Advanced image analyses of synchrotron generated µCT scans of benthic foraminifera using AI and related methods.
  • Active participation in activities related to the research project.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.



  • The applicant must have an MSc degree in Environmental Science, including an MSc thesis with a focus on marine micropaleontology and image analysis.
  • Successfully completed BSC courses in Earth Sciences are meritorious.
  • The applicant must have extensive, documented experience in species identification of benthic foraminifera from the Skagerrak area region.
  • The applicant must have extensive documented experience working with automated image analyses of benthic foraminifera.
  • The applicant must have very good oral and written proficiency in English.


We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, meticulousness, drive, and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the work within the research group and department, as well as contribute to its future development.


Terms of employment

Project Assistant, 6 months 20231001-20240331. Fulltime 100 %

Contact person Prof. Helena Filipsson

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 Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2826
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 08.Sep.2023
Last application date 22.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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