Two Researchers In E-Science Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology

Two researchers in e-science


Published: 2017-07-05


Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion.


ESSENCE is a strategic research program in e-science in collaboration between three Swedish universities with a long tradition of outstanding e-science: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. E-science involves computational intensive and data-intensive research in collaboration across the subject boundaries. In Uppsala, a large number of projects are supported in the program. Most are computer simulation and data analysis in biology, chemistry and physics. More information about eSSENCE is available at


ESSENCE seeks two qualified candidates for services as researchers in e-science projects in electromagnetism and sociology using methods of computational science and statistical physics.


The two projects and project managers are:

  • Modeling of opinion dynamics at the individual level (Ilkka Mäkinen)
  • Parallelization of Electromagnetic Distribution Problems (Elisabeth Larsson)


A detailed description of the projects is obtained by clicking on the projects.


Qualification requirements: The  candidate must have a doctorate in a relevant field at the start of the employment. The candidate must master at least one subject area in the project. The applicant should clearly document high self motivation in the application. The applicant should be able to work well in a group of members from different disciplines, be good at giving and receiving constructive criticism, and having a good ability for critical thinking and structured work. These skills are as important as the technical qualifications.


The employment is two-year and may include teaching up to 20% of full time depending on availability and interest. You are expected to be able to teach Swedish or English. Excellent knowledge of oral and written English is a requirement. 


Application: The  application must contain a detailed (max 2 pages) description of 1) research interests, 2) relevant qualifications for the employment, 3) description of the dissertation, 4) reasons for choosing to work with this project, and 5) proof of the applicant Is self motivated and can work in a team. The application must also contain a CV (CV), copy of relevant grades (translated into Swedish or English), a copy of the doctoral dissertation (at least one draft), copy of all publications and description of the candidate's specific effort, as well as possibly Other relevant documents. In addition, the applicant shall provide contact information to reference persons, as well as specify the earliest possible date of employment.


Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience


The institution strives to achieve a more even distribution between the sexes, why we like to see women as applicants.


Salary : Individual payroll is applied.


Access:  At the latest or by appointment.


Employment:  Time-limited employment


Extent of employment:  100%


Information  about the employment is provided by the 
coordinator of eSSENCE Professor Per Lötstedt, tel 018-4712972, , project managers, or eSSENCE Research Secretary Carmen Medina, tel. 018-4716813, .


Welcome with your application no later than August 20, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/188 .


We take away recruitment and advertising offers. We only accept the application as described in the advertisement.


Location: Department of Information Technology


Type of employment: Full-time, fixed-term employment longer than 6 months


Salary: Fixed salary


Number of vacancies: 2


Employment rate: 100%


Location: Uppsala


County: Uppsala County


Country: Sweden


Trade Representative: Per Sundman, Saco Council 018-471 1485 

Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315 

Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO / ST 018-471 6251 


Reference number : UFV-PA 2017/188


Deadline for application: 2017-08-20

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