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[Met-jobs] Head of Air Quality Research at SMHI

From Kahnert Michael <Michael.Kahnert@smhi.se>
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Date Tue, 3 May 2016 12:04:04 +0000

Head of Air Quality Research at SMHI

Would you like to lead the development of air quality models and support the decision-making process within both the private and public sectors when it comes to the effects of air pollutants? We are looking for a Head of the Air Quality unit at the Research Department of SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

The activities of the Air quality research unit at SMHI cover modelling of atmospheric dispersion, chemical and physical transformations and deposition of substances from global to local scales. A range of different models are developed and applied and we link to climte models developed at SMHI. The main goal is to support SMHI and Swedish national authorities with research and development in the field of Air Quality, which implies involvement in both national and international research projects.


As unit head you lead and develop the research unit currently with a staff of ten. As head you have responsibility for personnel, budget, as well as the scientific development. You are also part of the management team for the Research Department and thus involved in the steering and development of research at SMHI including six research units and a total of ca 100 employees. Important tasks include; to interact with other R&D environments nationally and internationally, find external and internal research funding and to combine research with development of methods and tools that benefits users both within and outside SMHI. Emphasis is put on the ability to motivate and stimulate your co-workers and on ability to communicate results both within and outside SMHI.


In order to be a successful candidate we believe you should have;


Experience in leading research groups or experience as project leader for major research projects.

PhD in natural sciences with focus on air quality modelling, including experience of scientific publication and supervision.

A good network in the field air quality research and experience of finding external research funding nationally and internationally.

A successful non-Swedish applicant should be able communicate in a Swedish speaking environment. Applicants should also be fluent in English as well as having a good command of the written language.


Application including CV and marked with reference number 870 should reach SMHI no later than the 18th of May 2016, via mail to SMHI, SE-601 76 Norrköping, Sweden or via e-mail to registrator@smhi.se. Contact persons are Joakim Langner head of Research Department, e-mail: Joakim.Langner@smhi.se or phone +46-11-495 8450 and Karin Aspeqvist, Human Resources Department, e-mail: Karin.Aspeqvist@smhi.se or phone: +46-11-495 8110. Union representatives are Lennart Robertson, SACO, e-mail: Lennart.Robertson@smhi.se, or phone: +46-11-495 8281 and Anders Höglund, ST, e-mail: Anders.Hoglund@smhi.se or phone: +46-11-495 8668.


Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.



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