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Coordinator for biodiversity research project

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  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    29 januari

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    1 mars

Om jobbet

Department of Ecology
At the Ecology Centre of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), in Uppsala, Sweden, we conduct research on populations, communities and ecosystems. We generate knowledge on how land use and climate affects animals, plants, nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas balance, and develop sustainable solutions for the future. Active outreach and frequent dialogue with stakeholders are key activities.
We are looking for a coordinator, who will serve as the Head of Logistics for our worldwide sampling campaign in project LIFEPLAN ( This is a major, six-year initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Based in Uppsala, the coordinator is in charge of the practical implementation of the global, Nordic and Malagasy sampling campaigns (see, focusing on the transfer of samples and equipment between sites, the preprocessing of samples in Uppsala and their transport for further analysis elsewhere. In these tasks, the coordinator will work in daily collaboration with the second LIFEPLAN coordinator in Helsinki, who is responsible for communication between LIFEPLAN teams around the globe. As a key part of their tasks, the Uppsala-based coordinator will lead a team consisting of two full-time research assistants conducting multi-scale sampling and targeted experiments in Sweden (see


The successful candidate should hold at least an MSc degree in Biology, or in a related fields of direct relevance for the task, and the capacity to solve a wide range of problems. Previous experience of (research-related) project management is considered an asset, particularly of managing large numbers of samples with different processing workflows. Good written and verbal communication skills in English are required, and knowledge of Swedish is useful. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team. As the team leader, the applicant must demonstrate evidence of independent and creative thinking, planning and problem solving, and should be prepared for extensive field periods during the summer months. We put strong emphasis on personal character including good collaborative skills.

Place of work:

Uppsala, Sweden.

Form of employment:

The recruitment is for a fixed term of two years.



Starting date:

April 1, 2020, or according to agreement.


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Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.


Arbetsgivaren efterfrågar följande erfarenheter eller kunskaper

  • Biolog


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