Uppsala University, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences

Postdoctoral position on Impacts of Extreme Climate Events

Are you interested in working on data collection on and/or analysis of impacts of mid-latitude climate extremes, with the support of competent and friendly colleagues in an international environment? Are you looking for an employer that invests in sustainable employeeship and offers safe, favourable working conditions? We welcome you to apply for a postdoc position at Uppsala University.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden´s largest and most versatile department of its kind. We have 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.

The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. More information on the programme’s science can be found at http://www.geo.uu.se/research/luval/.

You will work within the Swedish Centre for Impacts of Climate Extremes (climes, www.climes.se). Climes is a collaboration between Uppsala University, Lund University and RISE. The Centre is at the core of a prolific interdisciplinary scientific community, and seeks to lead a lively series of meetings, international exchanges and training events. The Centre also hosts several national and international research projects. All Centre activities have a broad focus on impacts of climate extremes: from financial losses to impacts on ecosystems to consequences for society and public health. Positions at the Centre come with freedom to develop your own research ideas, generous funding for international stays within the Centres network, the opportunity to suggest leading foreign experts to be invited to Sweden for research visits and a strong focus on career development. 

The post-doc will work on data collection on and/or analysis of impacts of mid-latitude climate extremes. Within this scope, there is freedom to focus on different specific topics or approaches. Teaching/supervising duties are possible on a voluntary basis. You will be based at the Dept. of Earth Sciences in Uppsala, but will be expected to travel both nationally and internationally.


We seek a proactive researcher- able to work both independently and as part of a multi-Centre or international project team, and with a strong drive to innovate and test new ideas.

You need a PhD degree in climate science, meteorology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, data science or related disciplines or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the above subjects. 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.

Additional qualifications
Previous experience with analysis of climate data and work with extreme weather are a merit. The ranking of the candidates will also accord weight to evidence of independent thinking, quality of peer-reviewed publications and ability to interact effectively in a multi-disciplinary research environment. Experience in private sector employment in fields relevant to the position will also be positively evaluated.

The application should contain:

  •  A Curriculum Vitae.
  • A short research statement (maximum 2 pages) describing how the candidate’s past experience is relevant to the topic of the Centre and clearly outlining a planned research idea within the Centres scope.
  • A list of publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Contacts of two references (names and full contact details, including telephone number). Please do not include reference letters.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Full time position. Starting date 01-11-2024 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Gabriele Messori, 018-471 2588, gabriele.messori@geo.uu.se

Please submit your application by 14th of June 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1701.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-11-01 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 2024/1701
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 17.May.2024
Last application date 05.Jul.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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