Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

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.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University is one of the most complete of such academic departments in Europe, with about 250 employees. 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, from the formation of the Earth until today. We investigate the development of life and the Earth over billions of years, and study the connections between the atmosphere and oceans with regards to climate change and sustainable development.

Natural resources, particularly metal resources, are critical for modern industry and green technologies and society is facing a dramatic increase in demand for REE, Co and Mn at present. At the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development program of the Department of Earth Sciences https://www.geo.uu.se/forskning/nrhu/ we are investigating rocks and minerals from the deep oceans, the High Arctic, and even from the Moon for their resource potential in order to explore future sources for critical elements and metals for societal development and climate-transition technologies.

Duties/Project description:
The work includes preparing rock and mineral samples for geochemical analysis (rock cutting, crushing, grinding, and mineral picking) as well as supporting scientific manuscript-related tasks. Such tasks will include drafting publication quality figures with adobe illustrator, organizing and plotting geochemical data in Microsoft Excel, and processing manuscript text in Microsoft word. The work demands a high level of organizational ability, good communication skills, good time management skills, an independent work ethic, and reliability.

Requirements: For employment as a teaching assistant, it is a requirement that you are admitted as a student, at undergraduate or advanced level, preferably in geosciences, natural resources, or sustainable development. Good computer skills, manual technical skills, organizational skills and English language skills in speaking and writing are necessary. The work makes great demands on interpersonal and organizational skills and the candidate must be able to independently pursue and complete their tasks within given time frames, even during peak work periods.

Additional qualifications:
Experience of working with rock crushing and grinding apparatus, adobe illustrator, Microsoft office, and geochemical data is an advantage.

Conditions of Employment as assistant regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5: Only those admitted to education at basic or advanced level may be employed to this position (HF 5 chapter §10).

How to apply: The application should include a brief description of yourself and the reasons why you are looking for the job. Please state if you have experience of similar tasks. The application must contain a CV and a certificate of studies from the Student Portal.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-11-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position until 31-03-2021 according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 12.

Scope of employment: 40%.

For further information about the position please contact:
Valentin Troll, email valentin.troll@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 28 October 2020 UFV-PA 2020/3675.

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2021-03-31
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 40
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/3675
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 15.Oct.2020
Last application date 28.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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