at the Department of Physical Geography . Closing date: 6 Oktober
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 PhD project aims to contribute to the sustainability of agricultural
practices by understanding and describing carbon and nutrient cycles in order
to optimise the latter and minimise inputs and losses. It will be be part of a
wider European project aiming to develop and implement an integrated nutrient
management platform for agriculture in order to provide state of the art
decision-support tools for farmers, advisors, European policy makers and
The PhD project will specifically contribute to the development of an
integrated, multi-scale model for nutrient cycling in agricultural systems. To
this end, the PhD project will synthesise existing knowledge to simulate the
cycles of carbon and nutrients in specific European farming systems. The PhD
project will focus on dynamic processes at the farm scale, but will work in
close collaboration with other project partners looking at larger geographical
scales. The PhD project will have access to empirical data from intensively
monitored sites as well as field manipulations from specific experimental
sites in Europe. The results will be used to guide sustainability assessments
and identify regional and contextual differences.
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 qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity
to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess
The candidate's documented knowledge in a field relevant to the research
Ability to handle large amounts of data
Ability to communicate in Swedish is a merit
Ability to program and collaborate with different programming languages
Willingness and ability to work with empirical and modelling tools
Written and oral proficiency in English, documented scientific
publications a merit
The ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and
The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the
quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience,
interviews, and the candidate's written motivation for seeking the
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 associate professor Salim Belyazid,
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (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 field/project 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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