Monday, August 8, 2011

Sweden : Post-doctoral position in meteorology

ost-doctoral position in meteorology at the Department of Meteorology. Reference number SU 619-1770-11. Deadline for applications: August 31, 2011.
Project description
The successful candidate will work on boundary-layer parameterizations in general and in particular on the stably stratified boundary layer. The position is part of an effort to develop unified and consistent parameterizations for global modeling in a seasonal forecasting context. The project will involve compiling relevant observational data for evaluation of new parameterizations as well as coding of new schemes in numerical models and running model tests. The models will primarily be regional and global models in the hierarchy of the US Navy environmental prediction system but other models may also apply, such as the EC-Earth global climate model. 
The position is funded through the US Navy, Office of Naval Research Departmental Research Initiative ( on “Unified Physics Parameterizations for Seasonal Prediction” and will be placed at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University, The Department of Meteorology is also a partner in the Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research,
The applicant should have a PhD in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science, or similar qualifications, and preferably have experience in boundary layer dynamics and/or numerical modeling.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process special weight will be given to scientific proficiency.

Sweden : Post-doc position in Sociology

Post-doc position in Sociology at the Department of Sociology. Reference number SU 619-1740-11. Deadline for applications: September 30, 2011.
The Department of Sociology at Stockholms University is one of the leading departments of sociology in Scandinavia. It has a strong international research profile, and the department is particularly strong in the fields of social stratification, demography, political sociology, social networks and ethnic relations. The department has a long tradition of using quantitative methods at a very high international level. The department has a long tradition of developing middle-range theorizing, and of bridging theory and empirical analyses. The department has about 85 employees, of whom eleven are professors.