27 January 2019



(Paid opportunity)


PhD student position in Aquatic Biogeochemistry

The successful candidate will work in a project that investigates the links between sediment and methane emission in river systems. Methane emission from inland waters is extremely heterogeneous in time and space, and at present, the magnitude and dynamics of methane emission cannot be confidently predicted at large spatial scales.

Duties: Your duties include to perform research, courses and teaching within the project’s subject area.

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This project aims at integrating landscape-scale drivers of sediment transport and deposition (geomorphology) with biogeochemical and physical knowledge on methane production and emission. The project combines empirical methods (field measurements and lab experiments) with modelling that integrates process understanding. The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Biogeochemistry

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Four years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must
    1. Hold a master degree (or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Limnology, Environmental Engineering or another relevant field.
    2. Knowledge of both empirical work (fieldwork, lab experiments) as well as modelling.
    3. Be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English.
    4.  Knowledge within Aquatic Biogeochemistry, both at a theoretical and practical level, is meriting.
    5. Driving license for car (class B) is meriting.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • The salary will be set according to local agreements.

How to Apply

First Step: 

The application should include:

  •  A letter of intent describing
    1 Yourself,
    2. Your research interests
    3. Motivation of why you want to do a PhD
    4. Why you are suitable for the position,
  •  CV
  •  Short description of your education,
  •  Copy of your master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis,
  • The names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.)
  •  Publications produced.
  • The application should be written in English.

Uppsala University  welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Second Step:

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