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Postdoctoral position in Aquatic Ecology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    22 april

  • Sök jobbet senast

    31 maj

Om jobbet

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment ( works with applied environmental research. Having the national responsibility for environmental monitoring and assessment of lakes and watercourses is a key factor in both the quality and societal impact of our research, which encompasses aquatic ecology and biodiversity, geochemistry and hydrology as well as aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry. Half of the Department’s 120 staff members are researchers and PhD students, while the half provided qualified technical support. The department is part of the Soil-Water-Environment Centre at the SLU campus in Ultuna, Uppsala.
Conduct research within the ARCTIC-BIODIVER project, with partners in the US, Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Norway and Sweden. The project aims to understand how organism communities, food webs, and ecosystem services in Arctic lakes and rivers are changing in a warmer climate.


The applicant must hold a PhD in aquatic ecology or equivalent, preferably with a profile in Arctic ecosystems and their food webs. Documented experience of how stable isotopes and/or lipids are applied in food web research, of experimental studies, and of work in Arctic/alpine environments is meriting. Good skills in oral and written communication in English are required, as well as a valid driver's license. Previous postdoc experience is a merit. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as good cooperative ability.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific potential and achievements, motivation for the proposed research, and the criteria outlined above.

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.

The application must include CV, diploma, publication list, and a cover letter that includes your motivation for the position.

Place of work:

Uppsala, Sweden

Form of employment:

Temporary employment, 24 months



Starting date:

3 August 2020, or according to agreement


We welcome your application no later than 2020-05-31, use the button below.

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.


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