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Project and innovation manager

Published: : 2017-09-29

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

Nearly 70% of the annual turnover of Uppsala University is devoted to research and postgraduate education. More than 50% of the research budget is funded from external sources. Uppsala University has also other units supporting other activities such as spin-offs, patenting, H2020-related projects and innovative solutions towards the market. UU Innovation is for example among those units providing advice and support on issues related to IPRs, patents, data protections among others.

Project description:
The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University will start coordinating a Europe-wide H2020 Research-Innovation-Action project related to new exploration technologies of mineral resources. While the focus will be on geophysical instruments and methods covering a wide range from seismic to electromagnetic methods, there are also aspects related to geological and geochemical data and target generations. The department is the largest and broadest as such in Sweden and includes programs within Geophysics, Geology, Paleontology, Hydrology, Meteorology and Natural resources. It is located next to the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) and this allows a great level of interactions with the researchers from SGU.

Given the wide range of partners involved (e.g., universities, SMEs and mining companies) and exploration sites available, we require a manager with mineral exploration background (preferably geophysical) to support us in the coordination of the project but also help in expanding the current network towards higher TRLs.


  • a fluent communication with the project coordinator, participants, and beneficiaries, on the project’s development and progress. This may include activities related to outreach and popular news and science publications. 
  • supporting the project in capturing progress made, knowledge and technological developments generated within it and ways to exploit them.
  • due to meetings and/or fieldwork planning, extensive traveling is expected.
  • reporting within and beyond the consortium.
  • related to international venues, planning and full-filling the above-mentioned tasks, spending significant amount of time outside the office for meetings etc. is excpected as a part of the job. 

We are seeking a motivated candidate with strong interest in research and innovation, experienced in mineral exploration or geophysical instrumentation technologies who has an academic magister/master- or engineering degree, or equivalent, in geophysics, geology, physics, earth sciences or a related similar field (preferably with a MSc or PhD degree). Excellent oral and written proficiency in English is required. A driving license valid in Europe is required. Excellent proficiency with GIS-based software, software suitable for professional reporting or illustrations, communications, progress tracking, and presentations are needed.

Additional qualifications: 
Well-organized multi-tasking, flexible, proactive, responsible to promote project activities through innovative solutions and suggestions. Open-minded and a team player with high social skills. Experience in project management is a great merit.

In your application include your CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, and a personal letter describing yourself and your relevant experience (maximum 2 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your professional background and at least three referees. In your cover letter specifically explain how much experience you have in boosting new technologies towards the market and in particular for mineral exploration.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: Individual salary

Starting: 2017-11-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2019-10-31. 

Working hours: 100%.

For further information about the position please contact: 
Prof. Alireza Malehmir tel. +46(0)18-471 2335, e-mail:

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-11-02, UFV-PA 2017/3404.

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In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3404

Last application date: 2017-11-02

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