The department has over 60 employees and exhibits a highly international profile. The research covers both basic and applied aspects of mycology, microbiology and plant biology. Central themes are plant pathology and nutritional cycling in agricultural and forest ecosystems. The department belongs to two faculties and is located at BioCenter at SLU, Uppsala, with about 300 employees in plant science, plant pathology, microbiology chemistry, molecular biology and food science.
The position is on (1) studies of hysiological processes in particular on water use in conifers of importance for their resistance to forest pathogens (2) studies of air-borne fungal spores using spore traps and DNA sequencing.
Qualifications:A PhD in biological sciences or similar, not older than 3 years, is required. Merits are experience of tree physiological work, in particular processes related to drought stress, and work with analysing air-borne fungal flora.
Employment form:Full time employment for 24 months.
Starting Date:On agreement.
Application:Welcome to apply via the application button by the 2019-06-17.
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.