Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

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. For more information: The Department of Earth Sciences.

The research assisstant position is located in Uppsala within the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Department of Earth Sciences. The research of the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Programme within the department focuses on the different dimensions of sustainable development. We consider the environment and its natural resources and ecosystem services as an overarching foundation for society and economy and aim at providing knowledge on how to utilize natural resources in a sustainable way. Our work involves considerations of both natural and social systems and their interactions, often adopting transdisciplinary approaches.

The position is part of the FORMAS-funded project PUDDLE JUMP: Promoting Upstream-Downstream Directed Linkages in the Environment: “Joined-Up” Management Perspectives. PUDDLE JUMP will contribute to “joined up” thinking about hydrological and other ecosystem services that can be provided by small artificial waterbodies (SAWs: ponds and wetlands). 

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The research assistant will help to analyse the challenges faced by municipalities when incorporating SAWs into planning and decision making. The work will include policy analysis of barriers and opportunities for multifunctional, catchment-scale landscape planning and implementation of SAWs. This will encompass a desk study and content analysis of policy documents, as well as interviews and a workshop with relevant stakeholders. In addition, assistant will also collaborate with researchers in the project with regard to other tasks. In addition to research, the assistant may be expected to conduct some administration related tasks.

The applicant shall have a Masters degree in political sciences, sustainability studies, environmental sciences or similar, and research interests relevant to the PUDDLE JUMP project. The candidate shall have experience in qualitative analysis and interviews or surveys. Skills in Swedish are required, as the research will predominantly cover the Swedish policy context and will involve communication with Swedish stakeholders.

Additional qualifications
Skills and experiences in working in collaborative projects, coordinating projects, communicating with researchers or stakeholders are an advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 9 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Malgorzata Blicharska, phone: +46 76 822 66 16; email: malgorzata.blicharska@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 21 June 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2340.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2024-05-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-09-01 or as agreed
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/2340
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 02.Jun.2023
Last application date 21.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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