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PhD Student in Environmental Assessment

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    24 februari

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    21 april

Om jobbet

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment ( is focused on applied environmental research, and has a national responsibility for environmental monitoring and assessment of lakes and watercourses in Sweden. Research at the department encompasses aquatic ecology and biodiversity, geochemistry and hydrology, as well as aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry.

Developing innovative treatment techniques for materials and groundwater contaminated with PFASs
This PhD position is one out of 15 positions offered within the ITN PERFORCE3, which is a Europe-wide multi-partner doctoral training programme in the field of PFASs.

The specific objectives of this PhD position are to 1) develop an innovative technique for ex-situ remediation of PFASs contaminated groundwater based on new innovative sorbents, 2) evaluate innovative treatment techniques including thermal treatment, washing and ultrasonic cleaning for infrastructure decontamination of materials contaminated with PFASs such as building materials and aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) fire sprinkler systems, and 3) apply the developed treatment technique for the removal of PFASs.

In addition to short visits to partners and beneficiaries of the consortium, the position includes secondments at GE Healthcare in Uppsala, Sweden, and Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, Netherlands.


The successful applicant must 
  • possess a MSc degree or civil engineering exam in environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental sciences, environmental engineering or a related field
  • have excellent English language and communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
  • have high motivation to pursue a PhD, independence and ability to collaborate and engage in a training network
Experience of analytical laboratory work with organic micropollutants (e.g. PFASs) using advanced mass spectrometry are valuable merits.

Please note that strict eligibility criteria apply to this position as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions encourage researcher mobility.
  • At the time of appointment, applicants must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when the applicant obtained the first degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in Sweden.
  • At the time of appointment, applicants must not hold a doctoral degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants can be of any nationality. However, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the appointment. Short stays, such as holidays are not taken into account.
Applications are welcome from citizens of any nationality (subject to eligibility criteria above and relevant immigration formalities). Recruitment within the ITN PERFORCE3 aims to fulfil the equal opportunity objectives of the Marie Curie programme and hence applications are welcomed from applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, and from individuals wishing to resume research careers after a break.

Place of work:      
Uppsala, Sweden

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment as PhD student for 4 years

Starting date:

Applicants must be available to start the PhD position before 2020-07-01


We welcome your application no later than 2020-04-21, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photography.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.


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