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Postdoctoral position in Climate – Carbon Cycle Interactions

Postdoctoral position in Climate – Carbon Cycle Interactions


Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department’s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). For more information, please visit: or

The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science (LUVAL) encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. More information on the programme’s science can be found at


Uppsala, Sweden


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Biogeosciences (BG)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
20 May 2019

25 April 2019

Job description

The postdoc will work within the frame of the project: “Large-Scale Atmospheric Variability driving changes in the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle and Storage”, which aims to relate diagnostics of the large-scale atmospheric circulation and variability to remotely-sensed, in-situ measured and modelled terrestrial carbon flux and storage changes. The exact focus of the research is flexible, but the work should advance our understanding of how changes in intra-seasonal atmospheric variability can drive long-term changes in terrestrial carbon fluxes and storage at regional scales, with a focus on Europe. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching/supervising duties, up to a maximum of 20% of his/her time.

A doctoral degree in Climate Science, Earth Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology, or related disciplines. Experience in either atmospheric/climate studies or the terrestrial carbon cycle is required. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English.

To qualify for a post-doctoral position, the applicant must have a PhD. or a corresponding degree. The applicant’s PhD. degree must have been obtained less than 3 years before the application date. However, periods such as sick leave or parental leave can be added to the 3-year period.

Additional qualifications:
Documented experience in handling large datasets and performing statistical analyses, appropriate computing and coding skills, as well as prior experience in handling satellite-derived data products are a merit. The ranking of the candidates will also accord weight to evidence of independent thinking, quality of peer-reviewed publications and ability to interact effectively in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

How to apply

Please apply following the link:

The application should contain:

- A Curriculum Vitae.
- A short research statement (maximum 2 pages) describing some knowledge gaps in the research area covered by the project that the applicant would like to explore during the postdoc.
- A list of publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
- Two references (names and full contact details).

For further information about the position please contact: Gabriele Messori, e-mail: