Postdoctoral position in geohydrological modeling

Uppsala University

Uppsala, , SE

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

Postdoctoral position in geohydrological modeling with specialization in geothermal systems and coupled termo-hydro-mechanical processes.

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 sub-microscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. For more information see The successful candidate will join the research program Air, Water and Landscape Science, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden.

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 in fractured rocks. The main work will have a focus on modelling of deep geothermal systems, including the related coupled termo-hydro-mechanical processes. This is primarily a research position. Teaching can be included to a maximum of 20% of full time.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the position as Post-doc, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent in hydrology, geohydrology, rock mechanics, mining engineering, geophysics or have corresponding competence. 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 in case of 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 that the candidate has previous experience of modelling hydrogeological or rock mechanical processes. Especially meritorious is experience in modelling of coupled hydro-mechanical processes. You should have good English skills in speech and writing.

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 preferred 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).

Salary: Individual salary setting is applied.

Starting date: 2020-04-15 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for one year.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Auli Niemi, tel: +46-709 10 8887, +46 18 471 2263; e-mail: [email protected]

Please submit your application by 26 March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/896.

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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]
ST/TCO [email protected]
Saco-rådet [email protected]

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/896

Last application date: 2020-03-26





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