Post-Doc in Hydrological Research

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Norrköping, Sweden
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We are now looking for a new member in the team that conducts research on hydrological forecasts. You will contribute to on-going projects with international collaboration in Europe and world-wide. Generally, your work will mainly consist of data collection and evaluation, method development and processing of large data volumes for research as well as well as practical applications. Specifically, this position focuses on evaluation and improvement of hydrological forecasts on different time horizons. The work includes scientific analysis, programming, user engagements and scientific publication.

The position is temporary for 2 years, starting in September 2019 (or as soon as possible after that), with 100% working time and location in Norrköping.

The unit for Hydrological Research works in Sweden, Europe and worldwide with developing Water and Climate services based on forecast and scenario tools. We calculate variability in water resources, climate change impacts, and water quality in catchments. The work done here aims to improve decision support for physical planning and environmental control, as well as forecasting for flood warning services and the hydropower industry. We work directly with both external end-users and SMHI’s more operational divisions. The unit has some 30 employees from 13 countries.

Your Profile

We are looking for goal-oriented colleagues, passionate about their work, who like to work both independently and with others. You are a good communicator, in spoken and written English, with the ambition to learn Swedish within a year. You have a doctoral degree in hydrology/meteorology or closely related subject. Education in statistics, spatial analysis and quality assurance is a merit, as is experience in hydrological forecasting. You have good knowledge in programming linked to water/climate research and experience in handling big data. We value skills in giving presentations and lectures, team work, agile approaches and delivery of results in a timely and qualitative manner. Well-developed professional international networks and good knowledge of social media is a merit. You have a work permit for Sweden (this is the case for EU citizens).

Do you want more information?

Please contact the head of group Jonas Olsson or human-resource specialist Elin Ring. Representatives from the labor union are Anders Höglund, ST, and Lennart Robertson, SACO. All are available on telephone +46 11 495 80 00 or by e-mail  .

Your application

Welcome to send your application by 15 June 2019 at the latest.

SMHI strives for diversity where our co-workers background, experience, competence, knowledge and personality enrich the working environment.

SMHI is an expert authority with a global outlook and a vital mission to forecast changes in weather, water and climate. With a scientific foundation, we use knowledge, research and services to contribute to a more sustainable society. Every hour of every day, all year round.

Contact person

  • Jonas Olsson. Head of group. 011-495 80 00.
  • Elin Ring. Human-resource specialist. 011-495 80 00.
  • Lennart Robertson. SACO.011-495 80 00.
  • Anders Höglund. ST. 011 495 80 00.