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Researchassistant - Forest Vegetation Ecology Lab

  • Yrkesroll

    Ekolog

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    21 december

  • Sök jobbet senast

    31 januari

Om jobbet

Department of Forest Ecology and Management
The Forest Vegetation Ecology group seeks a researchassistant to assist with organization and coordination of its lab. The group consists of four principal investigators (Michael Gundale, Marie-Charlotte Nilsson, Paul Kardol, and Maja Sundqvist), and approximately 8-12 post-docs and/or PhD students employed at any given time. The lab uses a wide range of tools, including instruments to measure plants, soils, and soil microbial communities. The position will coordinate activities of the multiple lab users, and help maintain a functional work environment for all group members. The department includes about 100 people of which 11 are professors. Our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to progress the principles of forest ecosystem management. For more information: http://www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-ecology-management/

The main supervisor for the position will be Michael Gundale, with co-supervision by Marie-Charlotte Nilsson, Paul Kardol, and Maja Sundqvist.

Duties:

50% of the position will be dedicated to maintaining equipment in operating order, maintaining and developing methodology, ordering equipment and supplies, maintaining order and cleanliness in the lab, updating lab safety protocols, and coordinating the activity of multiple lab users. The remaining 50% of the position will involve participating in research projects, for example helping collect data in the field and/or processing samples in the lab.

Qualifications:

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic individual with good social and organization skills. The candidate must have completed an Bsc level degree or higher. We desire an applicant that is fluent in both Swedish and English. A driver’s license is desirable. The ideal candidate should have some background in chemistry or ecology or other environmental science field. Previous work in a lab environment is highly desirable

Place of work:

Umeå

Form of employment:  
Temporary employment, 12 months, with possibility for prolongation

Extent:

100%, (also possibility for a partial work time if desirable).  

Starting date:

As soon as possible or according to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than January 31 2022, use the button below.

Specific documents attached: The application should contain the following written in English: 1) a cover letter describing yourself and your match to the above-mentioned position description; 2) a CV describing your education and relevant work experience, and 3) names and contact information for at least three references; 4) University degree certificates

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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