Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geophysics
Sort on published: 2017-02-02
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 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Geophysics Unit within the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, intends to recruit a new younger co-worker on a two-year post-doctoral contract. Applications for scientists interested in working in induced seismicity are especially invited, but other areas of Solid Earth Physics may be considered for outstanding applicants.
Research profile and duties: The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is the largest and broadest such Department in Sweden, including Geophysics, Geology, Palaeontology, Hydrology, Meteorology and Natural resource science. The Geophysics Unit is Sweden’s leading Solid Earth Physics research environment, and consists today of about 60 co-workers, including about 25 PhD students and ten younger co-workers with recent PhDs. The Unit runs the Swedish National Seismic Network, consisting of about 70 permanent broad-band stations, and has an extensive equipment pool for passive and controlled source seismic and electromagnetic field studies. Current and recent activities relating to induced seismicity include seismicity related to mining and underground construction, geothermal heat extraction, and injection of fluids, including carbon dioxide. Other significant areas of research are the development of innovative processing procedures for reflection seismic data, multi-dimensional inversion methods for seismic tomography and electromagnetic data and joint inversion methods.
Qualifications: The holder of a postdoctoral researcher position must have a PhD degree in geophysics or the equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained at the start of employment and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, periods of e.g. sick leave or parental leave are deducted from this three-year period.
Employment Period: The period of employment is 2 years.
How to apply: The application should contain a cover letter mentioning their research area, a CV, a brief research statement, and a publication list. The applicant should arrange to have two letters of recommendation and contact information for the letter writers should be included in the application. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Within this category a majority of the employed are men, and we would therefore particularly like to see female applicants for employment.
Pay: Fixed pay
Starting: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position, two years.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Roland Roberts, Phone: 018-471 2384 Mobile: 070-4250358 E-mail: Roland.Roberts@geo.uu.se
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 30 April 2017, UFV-PA 2016/3904
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/3904
Last application date: 2017-04-30