Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre announces a researcher position in agriculture-environment interactions with focus on agricultural policy, crop and animal production systems, nutrient management measures and its effects on the Baltic Sea.

The position is part of a scientific segment in a team together with communicators, which will provide scientific knowledge to decision makers.

About Baltic Sea Centre and the Baltic Eye
The mission of Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre is to:

  • carry out vital research and environmental analysis to support management,
  • collect useful knowledge and communicate it to the right place in society and
  • provide attractive infrastructure for marine research and education.

Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre is currently building up  “Baltic Eye” – a unique combination of science and communication. Seven researchers will constitute the core scientific staff of this new initiative. Together with three dedicated communication experts and a wide network of scientists the Baltic Eye team will improve the knowledge about the Baltic Sea and describe measures that will help society tackle its marine environmental problems.

In February 2013, the Baltic Sea Centre formed a strategic partnership with the BalticSea2020 foundation to form Baltic Eye for action oriented analysis, synthesis and communication. Stockholm University performs comprehensive and powerful Baltic Sea research, however, resources for synthesis and communication are yet not on par with basic research. Therefore, the foundation allocated 20 million SEK per year for Baltic Eye over a five-year period. Ample funding is also set aside for top-notch international workshops, communication events and outreach products to address important issues that can help to find the best solutions for a better environmental state of the Baltic Sea.

Specific qualifications required to be considered as a candidate for employment include at least a PhD within the subject area of the position. We seek a person with a strong interest and ambition for communication and outreach, that in close collaboration with others in our research and communication team can:

  • strongly communicate research results that have the potential to influence or form policy decisions for an improved Baltic Sea environment.
  • develop pro-active communication and policy options for societal choices and communicate Baltic Sea environmental action challenges and solutions.
  • lead scientific thematic syntheses including assessments on measures and solutions and international workshops on environmental Baltic Sea issues, as well as write scientific publications on these subjects.
  • develop integrated approaches for environmental management and measures within the Baltic Sea and its catchment.
  • assess the implications of the EU Common Agricultural Policy, and other related directives on environmental management within the Baltic Sea and its catchment.

Terms of employment
The employment is full-time and permanent with a six-month probationary period. Start date as soon as possible and as agreed.

Stockholm University strives to be an equal opportunity workplace, free of discrimination.

Further information
About Baltic Sea Centre:

Further information can be obtained from the Centre Director; Tina Elfwing, telephone +46-(0)8-16 17 27, e-mail:, or the Scientific Supervisor; Christoph Humborg, telephone +46-(0)8-674 76 68, e-mail:

Trade union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),
telephone +46-(0)8-16 20 00 (switchboard), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO),
telephone +46-(0)70-316 43 41.

The application, written in english or swedish must contain CV, copy of diploma and a statement of your research interests, relevant experience and why you are interested in this position, and any other documentation that may be of interest. The application should also include names and contact information to three references.

Please send your application, marked with the reference number
SU FV-0717-14, no later than 10 May 2014 by e-mail to:

State the reference number SU FV-0717-14 also in the subject line.
Attachments in Word or PDF format.