PhD student in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
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The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department's programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). For more information, please visit: www.geo.uu.se or www.facebook.com/geouppsalauniversity/.
Ongoing research within the program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU) includes modelling of energy systems, analysis of energy security and energy transitions, studies of ecosystem services, fishing and aquaculture, as well as environmental risk assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. NRHU also hosts a research node in Climate Change Leadership (CCL) and the associated Zennström Visiting Professorship. The CCL environment is characterized by an interdisciplinary methodology that can capture the complexity of modern society and promote reduced emissions, including new approaches to collaboration between academia, politics, and civil society. The CCL environment aims to create and utilize new perspectives that expedite the transformation of energy systems and their environmental impact.
NRHU is responsible for the Masters level education in sustainable development and several other courses in the use of natural resources, energy systems, and their sustainable development. See http://www.geo.uu.se/research/natural-resources-sustainable-development and www.uu.se/ccl.
Project description: Based in the CCL/NRHU, the PhD project will focus on facilitating Sweden’s transition to a 100% renewable energy system and aligning the country’s decarbonisation efforts with climate mitigation ambitions contained in the Paris Agreement. By implementing local carbon budgets, the objective is to identify and explore required targets, pathways and processes that are necessary to achieve rapid and deep reductions in energy use and emissions on the local level. A number of Swedish counties will be investigated in terms of their existing low-carbon objectives and strategies, and how they can be aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The project will analyse and quantify opportunities for the rapid substitution of existing end-use technologies with more efficient, sustainable alternatives. The research results are expected to provide an integrated perspective of both how Sweden is impacted by global developments in the energy sector, but also the potential for Sweden to lead the way in engendering deep and rapid reduction of emissions on the local level.
Requirements: The candidate should have an MSc degree in Environmental Science, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Energy System Engineering or equivalent, as well as have a strong interest for interdisciplinary and applied research. Practical experience in carbon accounting and/or knowledge of climate change policy framework are particular merits. Familiarity of or work experience with Swedish communes are merits. Personal qualities, such as dedication, motivation and independence are valuable. Very good written and spoken English skills are required. Good Swedish language skills are merits.
Terms of Employment: The PhD position comprises four years of full-time postgraduate studies and leads to a doctoral degree. The position can include up to 20% of teaching and administrative work, which extends the employment period with a corresponding time. Teaching can include, for example, courses in Energy, Water and Food (1GE059) and Energy Security in Local and Global Energy Systems (1GV334).
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
How to apply: The application should include a letter of intent that explains research interests, interests in the announced PhD project and what skills the applicant can contribute with to the project. The application should also include a CV, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records, a copy of the master thesis, contacts to references, and additional documents of relevance.
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.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 2019-10-01
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Magdalena Kuchler, +46(0)18 471 6885, e-mail: email@example.com
Please submit your application by 09 September 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2805.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2805
Last application date: 2019-09-09
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