“A high level of scientific expertise is a prerequisite for successful research. We already have outstanding research and now we will further strengthen our expertise by hiring a professor of oceanography,” says Helén Andersson, head of SMHI's research department.
Links to SMHI's oceanographic research
“We are looking for applicants who can both strengthen and profile our activities internationally, and develop our collaboration with universities and colleges. We want our professor of oceanography to have a research focus that fits well in SMHI's activities and that connects to the research and model development conducted at SMHI's oceanographic research unit today,” says Helén Andersson.
These include understanding large-scale ocean processes, climate change and other human-induced impacts on the ocean. But also, operational oceanography where observations are used to improve forecasts of water levels, waves, currents, plankton blooms and dispersion calculations - and studies of various biogeochemical and physical processes.
Appointment during the year
The deadline for applications is 15 March 2024 and the appointment process is expected to take approximately 12 months from advertisement to decision on appointment as professor.