Postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Science

Linnaeus University

Kalmar, , SE

The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology. 

Field of subject for the position: Environmental Science
Placement: Kalmar
Extent and period: The basis for a postdoctoral position is 100 % position to no longer than a maximum of two years. The work should start as soon as possible, according to the agreement. 

Context of position:

The work mainly consists of research on the development of methodology for recycling metals, metalloids and nutrients from fine soil, resource recycling of waste fractions, sediments and slack in the circular economy. The treatment processes from dredging, drainage and treatment as sediment and upgrading of substances / materials and effects of the use of the materials. 

The employment includes participation in several projects, but especially in the project: Habitat, resource and efficiency, with the name Life-Sure – Sediment Uptake and Remediation on Ecological Basis, Interreg but also in other related EU projects. 

20 % of the work can include teaching and tutoring in the undergraduate and graduate level.   

Qualification requirements:

Qualified for appointment is the one who holds a PhD, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD in Environmental science, water resource engineering, Geochemistry or equivalent, and who have completed their degree no more than three years before the application deadline. 

Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University. 

To be eligible for this position is also required to have:

  • experience in field work and laboratory sorption and specification studies of metals,
  • practical knowledge in laboratory analysis and field investigations in contaminated areas and water,
  • high proficiency in written and spoken English.


  • documented experience in circular economy and socio-economic aspects of environmental work,
  • documented experience of teamwork and flexibility.

In its overall assessment of skills gives particular importance to an assessment of the applicant’s potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher. 

Further information: 

Professor William Hogland ([email protected]) +46-(0)480-446721;
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz ([email protected]), +46-(0)480-446238;
HR-partner Stiina Salmgren ([email protected]), +46 (0)480-44 64 06. 

Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772-288000. 


The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, an application letter describing personal motivation and experiences relevant to the research project, and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons. The position is currently open and available to start work promptly. Applications should arrive no later than November 18, 2020.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.