Postdoc position in Earth Science, Sweden

    Postdoc position in Earth Science, Sweden

    Postdoc position in Earth Science, at Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 04, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Remote sensing
    – Earth Science
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Earth Sciences
    University of Gothenburg
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    To be successful in this position the applicant will need:

    • A PhD degree in remote sensing and/GIS or what the employer considers as a closely related field from within the last three years,
    • Skill in Unix system, geostatistics, scientific programming with python and data visualization with ArcGIS with data from satellite data, instrumental observations, reanalyses and climate models,
    • A willingness and ability to conduct field works in the TP, preferably with some experiences in field work at high elevations (>5000 m),
    • Written and oral communication skills including an ability to publish research results, write reports, and make scientific presentations.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The Regional Climate Group (RCG: ) is part of the Department of Earths Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. RCG studies climate at regional-to-global scales based on instrumental data, Global and Regional Climate Modelling, and paleoclimate proxy records. RCG has a unique profile within the Swedish climate research community, and an international reputation in the fields of regional climate analysis and modeling. RCG actively participates in a national strategic research program MERGE (ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system) and the international research program TPE (Third Pole Environment). To sustain the success in climate change research, RCG is seeking a postdoc to join an ongoing research project supported by the Swedish Space Agency, which will focus on the spatial and temporal properties of snow cover and glacier over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) using satellite data.

    Specifically, the successful candidate is expected to:

    • create a climatology of snow cover and glacier with associated uncertainty for TP over the last decades from satellite data,
    • validate remotely sensed data for snow and ice by in situ observations,
    • study the impact of climate change on snow and ice dynamics.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    The application must contain a personal letter with an explanation of why you are applying and what you would do in the project, a CV with a publication list, and the name and contact details of two reference persons.

    About the Department

    The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

    The Department of Earth Sciences has about 70 employees. We have Bachelor and Master’s programmes in Earth Sciences and in Geography as well as third-cycle education. Our strongest research areas lie within climatology, ecosystem sciences, petrology/geochemistry and applied geoscience. The research strategy for the department emphasizes on further development of Earth System Science.

    Information for International Applicants

    Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:


    Prof. Deliang Chen
    Phone: +46 31- 786 4813

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    Postdoc position, Department of Earth Science

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday June 5th, 2021 (GMT+9)