Announced availability of funding for senior researcher position in the field of aquatic radioecology

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority announces availability of funding for a senior researcher position in the field of aquatic radioecology. The funding, totalling SEK 1.7 million per year, is granted for three years, with a possible extension of three years. The application deadline is 11 May 2018.

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is investing in expert assistance in the field of aquatic radioecology. Here, the objectives include maintaining and sustaining national competence in the field of radioecology, and safeguarding its future development. Over a period of three years, with eligibility for a three-year extension, the Authority will provide funding totalling a maximum of SEK 1.7 million per year, earmarked for a senior researcher position in this field. The purpose of this funding is to give the researcher opportunities to build up and develop a project involving research and instruction, which, in the long term, contributes to sustaining Swedish expertise in the field.

"Aquatic radioecology is the study of the behaviour and effects of radioactive elements in aquatic ecosystems, with a focus on ecological processes. The findings that this research will culminate in are a prerequisite for risk assessment in different contexts. The knowledge will also contribute to national nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness in the form of models and strategies for data collection, interpretation of data and the like," says Pål Andersson, an analyst at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.

The maximum amount that will be awarded is 1.7 million Swedish kronor (approx. EUR 160,000 for salary and overhead) per year. This funding may be sought by researchers who have a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) or an equivalent degree, awarded by a Swedish or foreign university; they must also have qualifications to apply for a lectureship/assistant professor or equivalent senior post at a Swedish institution of higher education. Applications must be received by 11 May 2018. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority will announce its decision in June 2018.

For more information, please contact: Pål Andersson, Analyst, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), on Tel. +46 8 799 41 39, or SSM's duty press officer on Tel. +46 8 799 40 20.