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Post-doctoral researcher position in urban water engineering Stormwater bioretention, Lulea, Sweden


The Urban Water research group at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering at Luleå University of Technology seeks a driven and committed post-doctoral researcher with focus on the function of bioretention/biofilters for stormwater management.


Urban Water Engineering research at LTU covers the entire urban water system (stormwater management, water and wastewater supply) including collection, transport and treatment, as well as organisation and planning. The research aims to encourage a clean environment and the wise use of resources, while preserving the public’s health and safety. The group’s overall aim is to contribute to the development of sustainable urban water systems.

The Urban Water research group has a strong position in research and education within the area of urban water systems mainly regarding stormwater, wastewater and sewer systems. Being a part of the Urban Water research group means working in an international and creative environment. The group consists of a number of senior researchers, adjunct professors and about 14 doctoral candidates. The group has an extensive international collaboration network.

More information is available on www.ltu.se/water


The post-doctoral researcher will be conducting research primarily in a project on stormwater bioretention. At LTU, comprehensive research on stormwater biofilters has been done in the last 10 years. The main aim is to test the function of various full scale biofilter facilities which are currently constructed with sophisticated site-adapted design which is to large extent based on the earlier LTU research outcomes.


The work will contain mainly field work which is planned and performed by the post-doctoral researcher in collaboration with other staff at LTU. The results will be presented in scientific articles Participating and presenting the work at national and international conferences and for national stakeholders are important duties. Administration and/or teaching activities will be added.


We seek a candidate with a doctoral degree in civil, water or environmental engineering or related disciplines. Experience conducting field experiments on stormwater control measures and knowledge of measurement equipment, stormwater sampling, relevant scientific/analytical methods, (geo-)chemistry and/or statistics are required. Other skills needed are the ability to work independently and within collaborative teams as well as being able to penetrate new research areas.

English language skills are required since the research will be conducted in international collaboration and the results will be presented internationally in scientific journals and at conferences. Swedish language skills are beneficial since the work will be carried out in collaboration with Swedish municipalities and industry. Having a network among Swedish municipalities and/or the international scientific stormwater research community is beneficial.

Similar applies for a driving license is required to access to field sites. 


The applicant must upon request be prepared to give contact information of two references.


The post-doctoral researcher will have a time-limited employment for 2 years.

For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Godecke Blecken, +46 920 491394, godble@ltu.se 

Union representatives:

SACO-S Daina Dagis, (+46)920-49 3880 daina.dagis@ltu.se

OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se


We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Referensnummer: 3454-2017

Application deadline: 2017-12-03

URL to this pagehttps://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en&rmpage=job&rmjob=2451&rmlang=UK

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