Postdoctoral Fellows - Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences

Stockholm (SE)
05 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellows (3) 
Ref. No. SU FV-1726-17
Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. 
Closing date: 31 August 2017.

At the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) at Stockholm University research and education are conducted in an international environment. The subject areas include marine biology, ecology and evolution, ecotoxicology, plant physiology and plant systematics. Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and approaches are often broad and interdisciplinary. About 140 people are working at the department, among which 35 are teachers or senior researchers, and c. 50 are PhD students.

We are now recruiting three Postdoctoral Fellows associated to the department’s research (see:

Each position will be linked to the research group of one of the professors, associate professors or assistant professors at the department ( You should therefore first contact the group leader, whose group you wish to join (a) to enquire whether this person would be interested to include you in his/her research group and (b) to discuss and formulate your project proposal.

Your project proposal could be a new idea of your own, or it could be part of ongoing work in the group. The important aspect is that the group leader supports your application, which ensures that the infrastructure and knowledge to support your project is available.

Required qualifications

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

Your highest 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, military service, or similar.

The assessment criteria are your scientific proficiency and the scientific potential of the project. Scientific proficiency is based on the CV, and interviews for those selected for the short list.

Terms of employment

A postdoctoral position is full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Starting date is negotiable.

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


Further information about the positions can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Ove Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 12 04,

Union representatives

Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's web-based recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. 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 academic 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

Support letter from the proposed host (group leader) at DEEP

Copy of PhD diploma

Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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