The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department is divided into four units with more than 170 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focuses on chemical contaminants, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and (eco)toxicology. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and a strong international profile.

Main responsibilities
The overarching goal of MOBILITY is to improve risk assessment procedures for contaminated sediments, which currently largely depend on total sediment concentrations of the contaminants, while the mobility and bioavailability of contaminants are governed by the dissolved fraction in the sediment porewater. Passive sampling methods offer approaches for quantifying porewater concentrations, but are not regularly used for risk assessment purposes. In MOBILITY, we will investigate how sediment porewater concentrations of contaminants are linked with the contaminants’ mobility, bioavailability, and toxicity. This will be studied in resuspension experiments covering typical sediment characteristics and environmental conditions, focusing on hydrophobic organic contaminants (PAHs and PCBs) and mercury.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in a relevant area for the position. The successful postdoc candidate is expected to have a PhD in environmental sciences, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry or equivalent, with knowledge in chemical analysis and environmental fate of organic contaminants and/or mercury.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start in December 2021 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Anna Sobek, anna.sobek@aces.su.se, Assistant Professor Sofi Jonsson, sofi.jonsson@aces.su.se, Professor Elena Gorokhova, elena.gorokhova@aces.su.se or Assistant Professor Stefano Bonaglia, stefano.bonaglia@gu.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 04/10/2021

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 70 11
stella.papadopoulou@aces.su.se