Uppsala universitet, Department of Earth Sciences - GEOPHYSICS

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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: www.geo.uu.se or www.facebook.com/geouppsalauniversity/.

The Geophysics unit at the Department of Earth Sciences consists of about 50 personnel, including about 20 PhD students. The Geophysics program is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, novel geophysical solutions (hardware and software) for deep mineral exploration, geological storage, scientific drilling, earthquake seismology, development of instruments, time-series processing and numerical modelling methods for electromagnetic data applied to near-surface and deep crustal-scale studies. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 600-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless) seismic system, a state-of-the-art 120-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and develops and uses modern processing and imaging algorithms. It is also well equipped with a suite of other geophysical instrumentation, including electromagnetic instruments (e.g. 11 magnetotelluric stations), modern downhole logging equipment, gravimeters etc. The program also runs the Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN), consisting of about 70 permanent broadband stations, and has an extensive equipment pool for passive field studies. Further information about the program and the department can be found at: www.geo.uu.se/research/geophysics/

The main duty of a post-doctoral fellow is to conduct research. Other duties, such as co-supervising PhD students, teaching, supporting fieldwork, seeking external funding and minor administrative duties may be included, but only to a limited extent, not exceeding 20 % of work-time. Activities are likely to include fieldwork and the candidate should be willing to spend time in the field collecting data. 

This position is not tied to a predefined, externally financed, research project, thus applications in any area of applied geophysics are welcomed. Clearly, it will be advantageous if the research direction fits well into the ongoing activities, as highlighted above. We envisage that the successful candidate will work together with colleagues in Uppsala and elsewhere, contributing also in field activities. 

The requirement for this position is a PhD in Geophysics or corresponding competence. We are seeking a motivated candidate with strong interest in research. 

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 candidate can demonstrate that they are well-organized and multi-tasking, can take responsibility to promote project activities through high-quality publications and presentations, and can communicate and interact effectively with others in joint activities.  

The candidate should have experience and knowledge on the collection and interpretation of geophysical data. Good oral and written proficiency in English is required. 

Additional requirements: 
Driving license. 

In your application include your CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself and your relevant experience (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your PhD thesis and eventual publications, and contact information for, or letters from at least two referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how much your experience fits the position and possible research directions you are interested to work on during the post-doc period. 

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: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible, upon agreement.

Type of position: Temporary full time position, 100 %, of two years.

For further information about the position please contact: 

Please submit your application by 8 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/679.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find much information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact the International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible, upon agreement.
Salary Individually negotiated salary.
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/679
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 11.Mar.2019
Last application date 08.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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