SUCLIM is an externally funded, interdepartmental ten-year research program to build a strong  and coherent research environment focused on five cross-disciplinary  core themes: climate variability, atmospheric and ocean circulation,  boundary conditions for circulation system modeling, hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, and small-scale processes with  large-scale impacts.

The postdoctoral position involves research exploring the mechanisms  of hydrological biogeochemical cycling change under a changing climate, in terms of both the hydrological flow and physical mass transport processes through the coupled groundwater and stream network systems of whole catchments/drainage basins. Research further involves  the biogeochemical processes and resulting coupled  transport-reaction processes and fluxes along the hydrological transport pathways through these systems towards catchment outlets and coastal waters.

The work will be carried out in collaboration with hydrologists, hydrogeologists, and solute transport-reaction modelers from  the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, geochemists from the Department of Geology and Geochemistry, biogeochemists from the Department of Applied Environmental Science, and meteorologists  and climate modelers from the Department of Meteorology.

Applicants must have a PhD in Earth system science, hydrology, quantitative biogeochemistry, or related field, with  significant experience in computer modeling. Previous experience in  spatially explicit coupled hydrological-biogeochemical modeling is preferred. Candidates should also be strong in GIS, remote sensing,  database management, and computer programming languages, with an interest  in exploring the hydrological-biogeochemical properties of the coupled groundwater-stream network systems of drainage basins that are  affected by snow/ice, glaciers, or permafrost.

Applications quoting reference number SU 618-1272-07 and consisting of  a letter of intent and curriculum vitae must be received by Monday, 13 August 2007. Submit applications to: Stockholm University Registrar/PA SE-106 91 Stockholm Sweden

Applications will also be accepted via fax:  +46-8-163866.

Additionally, the letter of intent and curriculum vitae must be submitted by the deadline above to: Susanna Blandman at

The preferred starting date is 1 October 2007.