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Postdoc fast growing broadleaves, their role in a bio-economy

  • Yrkesroll

    Skogsekonom

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    6 juli

  • Sök jobbet senast

    30 september

Om jobbet

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
SLU is one of the world’s highest ranked universities in several subject areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.
Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/

Duties:

We are seeking a highly motivated person to conduct research on management of fast growing broadleaf trees species to enhance production and reduce the risks of climate disturbances such as droughts, which will be increase in the future. This understanding is critical for sustaining future biomass supply and understand stand development. The successful candidate will as part of a postdoc position conduct research how management systems and climate change influences production, economy and biomass quality. The project will focus on understand how different management systems influences competition between trees within a plantation, and the effect on climate change. The project will also have a focus on understanding how site conditions influences biomass production. For this research, we will use existing data that will be complemented with new measurements within the project. There is also a great possibility to include your own ideas and thoughts to the project. The work will consist of both outdoor fieldwork and laboratory work. 

Qualifications:

We are seeking for a highly motivated person with a PhD degree in biomass production, silviculture, forest science, forest management, biology, biostatistics, forest restoration or equivalent, with ideally a focus on understanding biomass production systems, stand development, growth modeling, drought effects on plant growth and plant physiology. Applicants should also have:
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Excellent knowledge in data analysis and modelling using R, or similar programs
  • Experience in writing and publishing of peer-reviewed articles
  • Experience in work with dendrology
  • Ability to contribute to a positive environment in an inclusive and diverse team
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Taking pride in original and high-quality work
  • Experience or an interest in novel technologies
  • Works well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Have strategic and creative mindset
  • Driver’s license and willingness to perform fieldwork
  • Willingness to participate in mentoring undergraduate research. 
We offer you: 
  • Possibility to publish in high impact journals
  • A stimulating work environment
  • Possibility to join a research team
  • Possibility to contribute with your skills and personality.
  • Warried work tasks and great freedom to develop your own ideas together with colleagues.
  • Participation in national and international scientific conferences and meetings
  • Collaboration with end-users in government and industry
  • Mentorship and support in an expanding team
  • Opportunity to contribute novel and original insights to forest management in the face of global change.
As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.
Place of work:
Alnarp

Form of employment:

Temporary employment 24 months, with possible extension. 

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

According to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2022-09-30, use the button below.

Your application should consist of:

  • A one-page motivation or reflection discussing your personal interest in the topic.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Publication list
  • Contact information for two academic references
  • Copy of your PhD thesis
  • Copy of PhD degrees
  • Copy of one selected publication.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

www.slu.se

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