Scientist at the Hydrological Research Unit reference 405

The unit for Hydrological Research works in Sweden, Europe and worldwide with developing Water and Climate services based on forecast- and scenario tools. We calculate variability in water resources, climate change impacts, and water quality in catchments. The work done here aims to improve decision support for physical planning and environmental control, as well as forecasting for flood warning services and the hydropower industry. We work directly with both external end-users and SMHI’s more operational divisions. The unit has some 25 employees from 13 countries.

We are now looking forward to employ a scientist with documented experience in climate/water research for developing our water and climate services. You will mainly work on model set-up, development and applications using the hydrological model HYPE. You will produce and evaluate climate indicators in international projects and quality assure data deliveries to external users of water/climate information, which we have produced at the unit.

The position is permanent, starting during summer 2017, with location in Norrköping.

Your Profile

We are looking for goal-oriented colleagues, passionate about their work, who likes to work both independently and with others. You should be a good communicator, in spoken and written English, with the ambition to learn Swedish within a year. Your background should include a Doctoral degree and education in statistics and teaching is a merit. You should have good knowledge in GIS and programming linked to water/climate research and experience in handling big data. We value skills in giving presentations and lectures, team work, agile approaches and delivery of results in a timely and qualitative manner. Well-developed personal international networks and good knowledge of social media is a merit. You must already have a work permit for Sweden (this is the case for EU citizens).

Do you want more information?

More information is available from Berit Arheimer, Head of the Hydrological Research Unit and Karin Lien Aspeqvist, Human Resources. Union representatives are Ronald Scheirer ST and Lennart Robertson SACO. Each person can be contacted by phone on +4611 4958000 or by email at: 

Your application

Please submit your application with reference number 405 together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of the relevant certificates no later than March 31,  2017. Applications should be sent via email to or by mail to the Registrator, SMHI, SE-601 76 Norrköping.

SMHI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages diversity in their employees’ background, experience, skills, and personality.

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Recruitment status

Reference no.: ref 405

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