PhD Position Available: Organic Matter Degradation in Arctic Permafrost Systems - Stockholm University

The Department of Environmental Science at Stockholm University invites applications for a PhD position focusing on organic matter degradation in Arctic permafrost systems. This full-time, four-year position will be located in Stockholm, Sweden.

The successful candidate will provide quantitative, observational data on the degradation of organic matter in permafrost systems to greenhouse gases, and on the factors that control the underlying processes on different scales. Practical work may include laboratory incubations, state-of-the-art biomarker and isotopic tools, and potentially field work. The project offers ample opportunities to influence the direction and approach of research.

The department is seeking a highly motivated person with a strong interest in permafrost environments and the biogeochemical processes that control greenhouse gas fluxes in these systems. Collaborative skills and proficiency in English are required. A background in environmental sciences, biology, geology, or geography would be advantageous.

Applications must be submitted online and include:

  • Applicant’s contact details and personal data; 
  • Applicant’s highest degree earned; 
  • Applicant’s language skills; 
  • Contact details for two to three references; 
  • Cover letter describing the motivation for this position; 
  • Curriculum vitae, including degrees and other completed courses, work experience, and a list of degree projects/theses;
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming the applicants meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than six files);
  • Optional letters of recommendation (no more than six files); and 
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than six files). 

Application deadline: 15 May 2020

For more information, including position qualifications, and to apply, go to:
Complete position description

For questions, contact:
Birgit Ward

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