Lund University, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Introduction text:

Primary biological aerosol particles (PBAPs) are emitted from vegetated land surfaces. Many of these natural particles are submicron in size and are ubiquitous in the atmosphere, especially over continental regions. They influence the observed properties and precipitation of glaciated clouds. The linkage between PBAPs and cold clouds will be investigated with this position by applying a numerical model.

Work description:

The work will involve numerical modelling and laboratory observations:

• Samples of bio-aerosols from Brazil will be analysed in our laboratories with microbiological and molecular-biological techniques.

• Our cloud models will be improved so as to resolve the ice-nucleus (IN) and cloud-condensation nucleus (CCN) activity of each type of PBAPs.

• Individual clouds will be simulated by our aerosol-cloud models, with analysis of the effects from the various types of PBAPs.


• The applicant must have a PhD degree in Meteorology.

• Candidates must have a BSc degree in Physics or a similar area, in addition to the PhD degree.

• Candidates must have experience with programming languages in a UNIX environment, such as FORTRAN or C.

 It is desirable that candidates have examined proficiency, preferably from their university education, in:

  1. laboratory experimentation
  2. mathematics, especially calculus
  3. numerical methods and/ or computer programming
  4. physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics)

Experience in optical or electron microscopy and knowledge of microbiology would be advantageous.

Scientists with a strong background in numerical modeling, with knowledge of mesoscale meteorology, are encouraged to apply.

In their applications, candidates should provide evidence for how they meet these requirements.

The employment:

1 year employment with the possibility of a total of 3 years depending on progress and budget. At the end of each year, the results are to be summarised in a written report by the researcher.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/363
  • Vaughan Phillips, Lecturer, +46-222 17 32,
  • My Geborek, Human resources officer, +46-222 95 62,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46-222 93 66,
Published 03.Feb.2017
Last application date 02.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

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