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 280 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and combine natural science and technology with social science. We have research programs in air, water and landscape science; geophysics; natural resources and sustainable development; petrology, mineralogy and tectonics; 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 successful candidate will join the research program Air, Water and Landscape Science (http://www.geo.uu.se/forskning/luval/).

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This position is part of the GreenFeedBack project (Greenhouse gas fluxes and Earth system Feedbacks) funded under the Horizon Europe framework.  The GreenFeedBack project is led by AU-ENVS and brings together scientists doing fieldwork and modelers from across Europe. The aims are to enhance our knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes within terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems at high northern latitudes. In the project, we will investigate the impacts that human pressures have on ecosystem GHG fluxes, how the GHG fluxes will respond to a changing climate, and how changes to ecosystem GHG exchanges in the boreal and Arctic regions affect feedbacks in the global system.

This postdoc project is within work package 6 focusing on the latter, namely how the marine carbon cycle responses feed back onto the global carbon cycle and modulate projected climate changes. The specific focus of the postdoc will be to use the coupled earth system model EC-Earth (v3 to begin with, perhaps transitioning to v4) and implement developments achieved in other work packages into the EC-Earth, and to perform global-scale sensitivity and future simulations. The work will be done in close collaboration with teammates from Aarhus University (working with EC-Earth on the terrestrial carbon cycle) as well as GreenFeedBack partners at other organisations within the consortium.

PhD degree in meteorology, oceanography, biogeochemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, statistics or computational science or similar or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree within 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. Good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is required.

Additional qualifications
Experience in modelling of the marine carbon cycle, in particular with the focus of studying carbon cycle feedbacks. Experience with programming in C++, Fortran or similar languages and executing large code complexes in script-based environments on high-performance computing resources. Sharing code using Git, Subversion or other source code management tools. Experience in independent pursuing of research and publishing results. Experience running either EC-Earth or another coupled climate or earth system model is an advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 December 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Anna Rutgersson, 018-4712523 anna.rutgersson@met.uu.se

Please submit your application by 2 October 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2905.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-12-31 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/2905
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 10.Aug.2023
Last application date 02.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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