Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden´s largest and most versatile department of its kind with approximately 250 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and combine natural science and technology with social science. We have research programs in air, water and landscape science (LUVAL); geophysics; natural resources and sustainable development; (NRHU); petrology, mineralogy and tectonics (MPT); paleobiology, and wind energy. By investigating the history of Earth, we understand how our planet has developed over time and how sustainable development benefits from this knowledge.

Innovative seismic methods are required for high-resolution imaging of the subsurface for various purposes. Spatial and temporal sampling for a full-wavefield sampling and imaging are needed for this purpose and has effectively been attempted in various experiments in Sweden by our group. The geophysics program is currently running projects involving studies of major crustal structures of the Baltic Shield, urban geophysics, novel geophysical instruments and methods for deep mineral exploration, geological storage of CO2, and development of electromagnetic instruments and methods for near-surface and deep crustal-scale studies. The geophysics program runs its own ~ 1500-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless), a state-of-the-art 120-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, and uses modern processing and imaging software. It is also well equipped with modern downhole logging equipment. 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 http://www.geo.uu.se.

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The postdoc will conduct research within various national and international projects. A major component of the project involves combined landstreamer and nodal recorder imaging at potential energy storage sites and hardrock settings. The postdoc will also work within a larger research team including experts from different countries and expected to also contribute to other external research projects within the program.

PhD degree in geophysics or related geosciences or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in geophysics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

We are seeking an open-minded team player with good social skills who is well-organized and can multi-task well. You should be able to promote project activities through high-quality publications. The candidate should have experience and knowledge on reflection and surface-waves data imaging and modeling of active and passive data, Matlab (or any equivalent). Good oral and written proficiency in English is required. The project includes field work and the candidate should be willing to spend time in the field collecting data. 

Additional qualifications
A drivers license is a merit. 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-04-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

The application should contain
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 relevant publications, and contact information for, or letters from at least two referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how your experience fits the position.

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Alireza Malehmir tel. +46(0)18-471 2335, e-mail: alireza.malehmir@geo.uu.se

Please submit your application by 22 February 2023, UFV-PA 2023/458.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/458
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 08.Feb.2023
Last application date 22.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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