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Post doc in Conservation Biology/Forest entomology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    11 november

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    10 december

Om jobbet

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The post doc is main responsible for three scientific studies that together form the project. The research questions deal with how the species assemblage of saproxylic insects are affected by different properties of the wood with the aim of improving the recommendations for how bioenergy harvest can be done with a minimized negative effect on biodiversity. You are expected to collect new data from the field for two of the studies, data which are complementary to data the has been collected in earlier research projects. For the field work there are fund available for a field assistant. In the third subproject data for analyses are already collected. You are expected to actively develop the project and plan the studies, to coordinate the practical work and analyse collected data and to write scientific publications. All of this is done in cooperation with the project leader.


The applicant should hold a Ph D in ecology (or in a similar subject relevant for the project), preferably within the last three years. Experience from work with insect diversity on species level, collection of samples in the field, conservation strategies in forestry, community ecology and statistical analyses of datasets on species assemblages is a merit. A strong publication record (in relation to the time since dissertation) is a merit. The applicant is supposed to be able to take own initiatives and work independently. Skills in written and oral communication in English is a requirement. Driving license is also a requirement. Knowledge in Swedish is a merit.

The application must contain: (i) a summary of the research experience, expectations on this position and future plans (max 1 page) (2) CV, and (3) two reference persons.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Time-limited employment 24 months.



Starting date:

As soon as possible.


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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.