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Researcher in Environmental Science

  • Ort


  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Deltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    6 mars

  • Sök jobbet senast

    27 mars

Om jobbet

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 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.

At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) we have teaching and research activities that stretch from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these environments we study different levels of biological organisation from genes, individuals and populations, to communities and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics and combinations of these fields in order to understand the impact of natural and anthropogenic changes of the environment.

The department is placed at three different localities: in Gothenburg Botanical Garden, at Medicinarberget in Gothenburg, and at the marine research station that is run by the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure-Kristineberg.

The current position is placed at the department unit in the Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

Project description

The position forms part of a research project investigating the significance of vegetation, in particular trees, on the levels of air pollutants in the urban environment. To reach this aim measurements of air pollutants and sampling of trees in different environments in the Gothenburg area are performed. In addition to the monitoring of air pollutants and plants, measurement of meteorological factors and tree vitality is made. The project is carried out in close collaboration with the Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Lund University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science. Field and laboratory work as well as data analysis are included in the tasks.

Job assignments

We are looking for a motivated person with the field of environmental science, with emphasis on air pollution management. This employment includes the identification of appropriate sites for measurements in the field, monitoring of air pollutants and meteorology, sampling and laboratory handling of plant material as well as compilation and statistical analysis of collected data. All measurements and sampling will take place in the Gothenburg region. Teaching at bachelor and masters levels, with emphasis on air pollution management, is also included in the position.

To be eligible for employment as a researcher, the applicant must have a PhD exam in a relevant subject (environmental science, biology, chemistry) as outlined in the advertisement. The exam must be finished before closing date for this announcement.


The assessment will be based on the applicant merits with respect to the following criteria:

The position requires advanced knowledge of air pollutants and climate change as well as significant experience of the tasks described above. Furthermore, knowledge about different types of models used in air pollution management and experience of using these in education is necessary. Experience of teaching on bachelor and/or masters levels, as well as a good ability to communicate in English, is required. A driver license is necessary to perform the tasks.

Advantageous for the position is earlier experience of measurements of air pollutants as well as sampling and analysis of plant material. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with other staff in the research project as well as with teachers on the courses in which teaching will be made. Hence, good ability to co-operate is of large importance for the position. Knowledge and experience of handling, and statistical analysis of extensive chemical or biological data is also valuable.


This is a fixed-term employment for 8,5 months, 70%, starting 15 May 2019 or upon agreement. 


How to apply

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