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Researcher / Environmental assessment specialist at aquatic resources

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    5 november

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    19 november

Om jobbet

Do you want to work in an inspiring environment and contribute to the sustainable use of our oceans, lakes and watercourses? We at the Department of Aquatic resources (SLU Aqua) are passionate about our vision "Viable fish stocks in healthy waters ". We´re expanding, searching for employees who want to develop themselves and make a difference together with us.

The Department of Aquatic Resources conducts environmental monitoring and assessment, consulting, research and education in aquatic ecology with focus on fish and shellfish. The department is SLU's largest and has more than 180 employees at three main locations: Lysekil, Öregrund and Stockholm (Drottningholm), as well as four field stations.

The department is highly focused on data collection and analysis of fish, fisheries and ecosystems, and is characterized by intensive collaborations with industry, public agencies and NGO:s. This creates a vital research environment and gives us unique opportunities to develop knowledge with high societal impact.

We look forward to receiving your application

For more information about the department:

Department of Aquatic Resources

You will work in a team of people working on fish stock assessment with a responsibility for delivering results of stock assessment to national and international users. Your main task will be to apply stock assessment models for different fish and shellfish stocks and to develop and adapt the models to the needs of different recipients. You will also develop and use models for spatial analysis of data, survey standardisation and Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE), as well as contributing to the work on multi-species models.

The post involves participation in international working groups, entailing trips and work away from the institute.


You have a PhD degree in ecology or other relevant field. You have good knowledge in different types of data analysis as well as a broad experience in working with different types of models (e.g. SS3) for stock assessment.

Good programming skills in R is a requirement meaning that you write your own scripts and functions as well as analyzing and visualizing large amounts of data. Knowledge in more advanced R-programming is a merit, especially if you have experience in FLR. Previous experience in analysis of European fisheries and work on stock assessment at international level, e.g. within the framework of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is also meriting.

 Your personal qualities in addition to you work experiences are of great importance. You need to be able to handle short deadlines, quickly familiarize yourself with new issues, identify key issues and make quick decisions. Good collaboration ability is very important, but you also need to be able to work independently. Professionally you need to speak and write English fluently. Swedish language skills are not necessary but are an advantage.  

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.



Starting date:

According to agreement. 


We welcome your application no later than 2019-11-19, use the button below.

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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.