Postdoctoral position in Modeling Hydrogeological Processes in Fractured Rocks

Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
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Postdoctoral position in Modeling Hydrogeological Processes in Fractured Rocks

at the Department of Earth Sciences.

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 Program of Air, Water and Landscape Sciences (LUVAL) carries out research and education within the topics of hydrology, meteorology, environmental assessment and physical geography. This position will be placed into the geohydrology research group. For more information see:

Description of the subject area:

The position involves research and research planning within the general area of flow and transport in fractured rocks. The main work will have a focus on the study of sparse channel networks in fractured rocks and their implications to site-specific predictive modeling. This work will involve modeling of flow and transport in channelized fracture networks and the study of the links between data observations and characteristics of the sparse networks. This is primarily a research position. Teaching can be included to a maximum of 20% of full time.


To be eligible for a position as Post-doc, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent. The applicants PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date. The PhD can be older than three years if there are special circumstances. Such special circumstances can be periods of sick leave, parental leave etc, which are deducted from the three-year period. The requirement for this position is a PhD in hydrology/geohydrology/geophysics/geology or corresponding competence.

Ranking criteria:

In ranking eligible candidates, special importance will be given to scientific skills in relation to the subject area specified. In filling this position the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.

How to apply:

The application is prefferred  to be written in English and should include a short description of the applicant and his/her research interests. It should also include a CV, copies of relevant examination certificates, a copy of the PhD Thesis and publications as well as other relevant documents (e.g. letters of recommendation or names of reference persons).

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary setting is applied.

Starting date: As soon as possible, upon agreement.

Period of employment: 2 years.

For more information please contact: Professor Auli Niemi, tel. 018-471 2263, e-mail: 

Please submit your application by 5 august 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1728.

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