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Stockholm University, Sweden invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.


(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

The position will be associated with the project “Persistent organic chemicals in high-altitude atmosphere and ecosystems” financed by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS. Persistent organic chemicals (POCs) were recently found also at high altitude at the world’s highest atmospheric observatory (5240 masl), the Chacaltaya GAW station (CHC) in Bolivia. This project examines the hypothesis that the free troposphere is a critical long-range transport medium and leads to increasing POC contamination and subsequent risk to humans and ecosystems at high altitudes. The project aims to understand FT-mediated pollutant transport and potential sources, through close collaboration with atmospheric, meteorological, geological, and environmental scientists from European and South American institutes.

Deadline : 30 November 2022.

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(02) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology

The position will be associated with the project “Developing a cost-efficient control program for the invasive plant Lupinus polyphyllus” financed by the Swedish Transport Administration and the research council FORMAS. The overall aim of the project is to develop a cost-efficient program to control the invasive species Lupinus polyphyllus in Sweden. To reach this aim, we use a two-fold approach. First, we examine in what geographic regions and under what environmental conditions that Lupinus constitute a potential problem. Second, we assess how cost-efficient different management practices are to reduce long-term population growth rates in areas where the species constitute a potential problem.

Deadline : 30 November 2022

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(03) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher for LSST DESC

We are searching for a highly motivated individual to work partly on innovative research projects and partly to develop scientific software infrastructure for the international Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), which aims to make high-accuracy measurements of fundamental cosmological parameters using data from the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) observed by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. The Vera C. Rubin Observatory is a next-generation astronomical facility currently under construction in Chile. Rubin’s LSST will be one of the largest and most comprehensive astronomy surveys of its kind, enabling countless discoveries in astronomy and physics. To take best advantage of the LSST data, DESC develops new methods for obtaining state-of-the-art, robust cosmology constraints and builds robust, high-throughput software pipelines to simulate, re-process and analyze images and catalogs at LSST scale. 

Deadline : 7 November 2022

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(04) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Arctic Paleoceanography

Reconstructing Arctic sedimentary processes using X-ray CT and hyperspectral imaging of marine and lacustrine cores.  The Department of Geological Sciences (IGV) is expanding the analytical capacity of its marine and lacustrine core-processing laboratory. We are adding an X-ray CT scanner and a Hyperspectral infrared (IR) core imaging system, as well as upgrading our current Multi-Sensor core logger and XRF-core scanner. The X-ray CT system provides detailed images of sedimentary structures, and allows volume reconstructions of pore space properties, and quantification of important sedimentary features (i.e. ice-rafted detritus and bioturbation). Hyperspectral infrared imaging of marine and lacustrine sediments is gaining increased popularity and has been used to quantify the amount, type and source of organic matter (marine vs terrestrial), and identify crypto-tephra that can provide critical geochronological information for paleoceanographic studies.

Deadline : 1 December 2022.

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(05) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral fellow to the project Gastronomic Landscapes

In the project, we are seeking to use the lens of gastronomy as an entry point for possible solutions to the challenges of the global food system, highlighting how culinary craftsmanship and innovation, from cooks in local communities to chefs of leading restaurants, have the potential to drive shifts towards sustainability. We are hiring a Postdoctoral fellow to focus on the role of gastronomy for biosphere stewardship in land- and seascapes. The research will focus on learning from case studies of links between landscape/seascape management and gastronomy. Diverse knowledge systems have developed techniques for getting both nutrition and cultural satisfaction from diverse land- and seascapes, in ways that are also embodied in local cuisines. The Postdoctoral fellow will also analyze the potential role of gastronomy in incentivizing changes in dietary patterns, from food with high to low environmental impact.

Deadline : 15 November 2022

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(06) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Just Food System Transformation in EAT-Lancet 2.0

We are hiring a Postdoctoral fellow in the field of healthy and sustainable diets, with a focus on just transformation of food systems. The candidate will work with the international EAT-Lancet 2.0 Commission (herein “the Commission”) which will conduct a systematic review of food systems and how to ensure healthy diets for all at a global scale, within planetary boundaries. The interdisciplinary commission consists of 25 Commissioners from 19 countries, with backgrounds in e.g. public health, agriculture and livestock production, political science, behaviour change, food justice and environmental sustainability. The Commission has a greater focus on justice and diversity of regional and local diets in comparison with EAT-Lancet published in 2019. At least five Postdoctoral fellows and Early Career Scientists will be hired for of which one will based at SRC, with a focus on just transformation.

Deadline :15 November 2022

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(07) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow to Mistra Food Futures

We are hiring a Postdoctoral fellow to further the work within the Mistra Food Futures program. Mistra Food Futures is a science-based platform that aims to help enable a transformation of the Swedish food system that is resilient and delivers healthy diets to all, while meeting social, economic, and environmental sustainability goals. Over the past two years a team of researchers at SRC, SLU and Chalmers have developed qualitative scenario skeletons for the Swedish Food System that reflects alternative futures—economically, technologically and culturally. We are seeking a Postdoctoral fellow that can help further articulate these scenarios through quantitative modelling of pathways to sustainability and health outcomes. 

Deadline : 15 November 2022

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(08) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral fellows with orientation toward environmental research in human science (humanities, law, social science) (2 persons)

This call is part of Stockholm University’s strategic inter-disciplinary initiative in environmental research in human science, which comprises environmental humanities, law and social science. In a broad sense, this research aims to understand and explain the relationship between human beings, society, environment and nature from a range of theoretical, empirical and methodological traditions and perspectives. Environmental research in human science is an evolving inter-disciplinary field that examines what governs humans’ perceptions, values and behavior and ways of collective organization in relationship to the environment, nature, natural resources and sustainable development. The overarching aim of the strategic initiative is to deepen our understanding of the challenges and possibilities of global environmental change found across different scholarly fields and disciplines in humanities, social science and law. The University’s efforts to strengthen environmental research in human science are defined by trans-disciplinary exchanges of knowledge between different academic disciplines. The idea is that the postdoctoral fellow should collaborate across departments and faculties and also with societal actors. In this way the call can contribute by establishing new internal and external networks and platforms for environment and sustainability. The research issues in this call are not only related to local and national environmental issues but also international and global challenges.

Deadline : 2022-11-30.

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(09) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Romance Linguistics

In March 2011 the vice-chancellor identified new “Leading Research Areas” at Stockholm University and included Romance Linguistics, within the Faculty of the Humanities, as one of them. After an international evaluation in 2014, it was decided to keep Romance Linguistics as a leading area, which also led to an increase of funding. Romance Linguistics consists of French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, and is a vigorous research environment. The research area covers the following specializations: discourse and interaction linguistics, historical linguistics and editorial philology, sociolinguistics with a focus on variation and language contact, second language acquisition and learning, syntax and semantics, translation studies and contrastive linguistics. For further details, see our homepage Romance Linguistics.

Deadline : 22 November 2022.

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(10) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainability science of forest materials and circularity

The project is called FORest materials: opportunities and obstacles for a Circular Economy in Sweden (FORCES). Forest resources are to play a major role in the emerging circular bioeconomy. The main objective of the project is to qualitatively investigate opportunities and obstacles of a transition to a circular system for forest materials. This will be addressed from the techno-economical, social-ecological and regulatory perspectives.  Another dimension of the project is to assess the readiness of Swedish forest products for a circular economy and contribute to the development of open-access tools for the same. Finally, a case study assisted with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will be presented.

Deadline : 18 November 2022.

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(11) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Multi-messenger astrophysics (4)

The successful candidates will work in the cross-departmental “Gravity Meets Light” project (funded by the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation), which aims to study and connect various aspects of neutron star mergers and their resulting kilonova transients. This can include modelling of kilonova light curves and spectra (working mainly with A. Jerkstrand), design and participation in upcoming observational followup campaigns using ZTF, ENGRAVE, and JWST (J. Sollerman, A. Goobar), development of rapid response strategies by using data emulation techniques (H. Peiris), and/or the study of cosmological and fundamental physics applications of neutron star mergers (A. Goobar, H. Peiris). The successful applicant will have a strong interest in the connection points between their specific area of expertise and related topics in the broader field.

Deadline : 15 January 2023.

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(12) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Microbiology

The position will be associated with the interdisciplinary project “Safe Water Reuse in a Changing Environment – Microbial Degradation of Contaminants in European Rivers”. Increasing water reuse is at the heart of Europe’s climate change adaptation strategy to counter water scarcity. Sustainable and safe reuse is hampered by a complex mixture of contaminants that reach recipient waters due to their incomplete elimination in sewage treatment plants. Very little is known about their fate in the environment and the self-purification capacities of natural systems.

The project will combine molecular, chemical analytical and biogeochemical tools to generate and link knowledge on the interplay of microbial communities, carbon cycling and contaminant biodegradation in the aquatic environment – which is a crucial prerequisite for safe and sustainable reuse.

Deadline : November 6 2022

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(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Extragalactic Astronomy

The position will be to work on spectroscopy of a large sample of galaxies in the early universe, and is coupled to a recently-awarded ‘Large Programmes’ with JWST, HST, and ground-based spectroscopy (ESO/VLT).

Deadline : 2 December 2022.

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(14) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Observational Cosmology and Astrophysics with LSST

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct original research on large scale structure cosmology, time-domain cosmology and astrophysics, low surface brightness extragalactic science, and/or intersections between these areas. Funded by a Wallenberg Foundation research project grant to Hiranya Peiris, Jens Jasche, Ariel Goobar, Jesper Sollerman, and Matthew Hayes, the position is focussed on our involvement in the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.

The successful candidate will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC; in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology (KTH). The OKC hosts a vibrant research program on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, galaxy evolution, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral fellows are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita.

Deadline : 15 January 2023.

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(15) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in astroparticle physics, theoretical particle physics, and cosmology

We are searching for an outstanding individual to conduct original research on theoretical, phenomenological or observational aspects within astroparticle physics and cosmology, with a particular focus on axions and dark matter. The recruited candidate will benefit from the lively interdisciplinary research environment in axion physics at Stockholm University. Primary funding is provided by the grant “Detecting Axion Dark Matter In The Sky And In The Lab” ( from the Swedish Science Foundation. Faculty members involved in this programme include:
David Marsh, Hiranya Peiris, Alexander Balatsky, Stefano Bonetti, Jan Conrad, Ariel Goobar, Jon Gudmundsson, Tim Linden, Igor Pikovski, and Frank Wilzcek, in addition to several postdocs and PhD students.   

Deadline : 08 December 2022.

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(16) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Fundamental Physics from Populations of Compact Object Mergers (2)

We are searching for individuals to conduct original research on developing scalable gravitational wave data analysis methods for the efficient scientific exploitation of populations of compact object mergers in the LIGO A+ era. The candidate will work with Hiranya Peiris, Daniel Mortlock and external collaborator Samaya Nissanke (UvA). Up to two positions are available, funded by the Swedish Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Applicants will be members of the European Research Council Advanced Grant CosmicExplorer project, led by Hiranya Peiris. They will also benefit from a vibrant local environment in multimessenger astrophysics and cosmology; faculty with related interests include Ariel Goobar, Stephan Rosswog, Jesper Sollerman and Anders Jerkstrand.

Deadline : 15 Jan 2023.

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(17) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Instrumentation for Axion Experiments

We are advertising a postdoctor position to work with an extensive group of researchers at Stockholm University on the development of a novel axion dark matter detector prototype using wire metamaterials. Such wire metamaterial designs can dramatically improve the sensitivity of direct detection axion experiments in high-mass ranges (≳ 20 μeV). We are conducting a search for an independent and driven experimentalist that is capable of leading design and verification for this detector prototype. The work includes the design process oversight, simulation, fabrication, assembly, and testing. The candidate will work with members of Dr. Jon Gudmundsson’s experimental group at the Stockholm University Physics Department as well as researchers specializing in fundamental axion theory development and the study of astrophysical axion signatures. The candidate will join the vibrant AxionDM research environment at Stockholm University ( The AxionDM effort is led by Prof. Hiranya Peiris, with Prof. Frank Wilczek leading this detector development effort. 

Deadline : 31 December 2022

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(18) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Researcher in Practical Philosophy (temporary employment)

The Fellow will be attached to the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, which is part of the Department. SCEWP is directed by Professor Helen Frowe and aims to produce cutting-edge research in the ethics of war and peace, foster international collaboration with scholars, policy-makers and military practitioners, and improve public and policy debates concerning the ethics of war and peace. This is the largest department om Philosophy in Sweden and is divided into Theoretical and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving research community and hosts regular visiting speakers and conferences. More information is available at: Please note that there is no requirement to speak Swedish for this post. The Fellow will be expected to undertake research in English.

Deadline : 4 November 2022.

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Stockholm University  is a public university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878, with university status since 1960. With over 33,000 students at four different faculties: law, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Stockholm University was granted university status in 1960, making it the fourth oldest Swedish university. As with other public universities in Sweden, Stockholm University’s mission includes teaching and research anchored in society at large.



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