Project description

The Arctic climate has been changing rapidly, and it is unclear how current international climate stabilization agreements will affect the Arctic; will they lead to a stabilization also in the Arctic or are the feedbacks strong enough that an ice-free summer Arctic will appear in this century? To answer such questions, we need to understand the feedback processes much better and also understand the links between the global climate and the regional climate in the Arctic.

The successful candidate will focus on the role of large-scale atmospheric dynamics in transporting heat and moisture into the Arctic. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that dominate these transports, how the transports affect Arctic surface temperature and how they may change in future. The problem will be approached through a combination of numerical modelling and analysis of in-situ observations, remote sensing and reanalysis products.

The successful candidate will work within the interdisciplinary project Arctic Climate Across Scales (ACAS), a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) and the Department of Meteorology (MISU), funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Qualification requirements

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, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of meteorology stipulates that at least 90 points must be in one of the subjects meteorology, oceanography, physics or chemistry, at least 15 points must be in mathematics, and an independent project work corresponding to at least 15 points must have been completed. The requirements can also be met by acquiring the corresponding knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at:

Terms of employment

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. The total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

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Closing date: 05/11/2017