Stockholm University Postdoctoral Fellowship In Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food System 2016

Stockholm University Postdoctoral Fellowship In Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food System 2016

Stockholm University is offering postdoctoral fellowship in Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food System. The research will address the interface of food systems, sustainability and health with a specific focus on transformative pathways towards diets that are both healthy and sustainable.

The scientific synthesis and research will be conducted during 18 months, and is Funded by the EAT Foundation. The Lancet commission is co-chaired by Professor Johan Rockström at Stockholm Resilience Centre and Professor Walter Willet at Harvard School of Public Health.

Stockholm University is located in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. The University has more than 70,000 students and 5,000 members of staff. Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest-ranked universities in the world, and one of the top 50 universities in Europe, according to several well-established university ranking tables.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food System.

Scholarship Award: The position involves full-time employment (70 percent research and 30 percent coordination) for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2016-09-01 or as per agreement. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Scholarship can be taken in Sweden

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

Assessment criteria
Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in public health or nutrition, sustainability science and/or food systems research. We are particularly interested in candidates that have shown capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams, and with strong systems thinking and quantitative analytical skills. Additional merits include capacity to work in a cross-national team of researchers and to communicate research findings to wider audiences beyond academia.

Qualification requirements
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Nationality: Applicants from Sweden are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in public health or nutrition, sustainability science and/or food systems research.

How to Apply: Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing:
    – why you are interested in this position
    – what makes you suitable for this position
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publication
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 2 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is 24 August 2016.

Scholarship Link

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