at the Department of Physical Geography . Closing date: 6 October
The Department of Physical Geography is one of the major departments within
the Faculty of Science. The department has approximately 110 employees and
educates approximately 1 000 students annually. Education is oriented towards
geography, geosciences, biology-earth sciences, and environmental protection
and management. The main research areas are: Landscape, Environment and
Geomatics, Climate Science and Quaternary Geology, Geomorphology and
Glaciology, and Water, Permafrost and Environmental systems. We offer a
stimulating and friendly environment in a very diverse and international
The doctoral research will be conducted within the framework of a project
on modelling coupled hydromechanical analysis of rock stress, permeability and
transmissivity changes caused by tunnel excavation in heterogeneous discrete
fracture networks for quantification of groundwater leakage. Groundwater flow
in crystalline rock occurs through fractures and deformation zones.
Understanding these flows and how they change subject to excavation is
important for assessing environmental impacts. This project will study changes
in the stress field in the excavation disturbed zone and how that impacts
fracture aperture and permeability as well as the effects it has on
groundwater flow in the surrounding rock. Specifically, the focus is on
adopting numerical discrete fracture network models for hydromechanical
coupling at multple scales from single fractures to complex networks, and
linking model analysis with lab and field data.
In order to meet the general entry requirements , the applicant must have
completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240
higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or
have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements , and to fulfil the general
syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of physical geography, the
candidate for this position should have acquired a total of 240 higher
education credits (of which at least 60 at advanced level), or acquired in
some alternative fashion, the equivalent knowledge in geoscience,
environmental science or other relevant natural or engineering science. The
qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.
The selection among eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to
benefit from doctoral training. The following criteria will be used to assess
this capacity: The candidates' documented knowledge of research in the field
of flow in rock fractures, numerical modelling of flow in rough-surfaced
fractures, application of combined numerical and experimental methods, and
geostatistical analysis of heterogeneous systems. Additional assessment
criteria include written and oral proficiency in English, the capacity for
analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, independence, and ability to
collaborate. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades,
the quality of the degree project, experience in conducting and communicating
research, references, interviews, and the candidate's written motivation for
applying to the position.
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are
available at: www. su.se/rules and regulations.
Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle
programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may
be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of
employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education,
but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a
maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and
with equal opportunities for all.
For more information, please contact Docent Andrew Frampton,
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, email@example.com,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (SEKO), and PhD student
Apply for the PhD student 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
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
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of
Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
– why you are interested in the research field described in the advertisement
– why and how you wish to complete the project
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and
specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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