The Department of Meteorology is the leading university department in Sweden for research and education in meteorology and climate science, including atmospheric physics, dynamical meteorology, physical oceanography and chemical meteorology.

We study processes ranging from the deep ocean to the mesosphere and use a multitude of tools including theory, statistics, numerical modeling, and measurements from the ground surface and ships, also using balloons, aircrafts, rockets and satellites.

The department employs over 25 scientists and teachers, about 30 PhD students and about 10 administrative and technical staff, and is a part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, that together with seven other departments supports and promotes interdisciplinary research in climate and Earth system sciences, and is also a partner in the Swedish e-science Research Centre (SeRC), promoting the use of computational tools for scientific discovery.

Main responsibilities

This position is within the 5-year Arctic Climate Across Scales (ACAS) project, funded by the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation, aiming to explore the linkages of physical processes important for the Arctic climate across several spatial and temporal scales. One particular aspect of Arctic climate processes is observations, which are often sparse and hard to come by.

The Research Engineer will work with the implementation and running of an “Arctic observatory” for deployment on the Swedish research icebreaker Oden. The vision is to develop an advanced observatory with key in-situ and surface-based remote-sensing instruments, with a sufficient automation to be run by a minimum staff. The icebreaker Oden is used for scientific expedition in the Arctic Ocean during summer, typically once per every few years, and the idea is that this observatory will be operated during all expeditions, regardless of its science focus; hence the need for automation.

The work includes all aspects of atmospheric observations and the Research Engineer will, together with the project leader, be responsible for procurement of instruments, building and design of measurement systems and deployment on Oden, and also the publication of quality-controlled observations on open-data archives. The work also includes the possibility to participate in expedition(s) to the Arctic Ocean on the icebreaker Oden.

The Research Engineer will be an integral part of the ACAS science team, but will formally be part of the departments technical and administrative staff.

Qualification requirements

We expect you hold at least a Swedish MSc degree in a relevant field (e.g. meteorology, physics, engineering etc.) or an equivalent degree from another country. The assessment is based on previous experience and an expressed interest in the goals of ACAS. Previous experience from atmospheric observations or a PhD-education in a relevant field are considered an advantage. You should have good knowledge of both oral and written English. 

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

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


Further information about the position can be obtained from Prof. Michael Tjernström, telephone +46 8 16 31 10,

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 recruitment system here. The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

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Closing date: 01/10/2017