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Researcher in food web micronutrient modelling

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    15 mars

  • Sök jobbet senast

    29 mars

Om jobbet

Welcome to Linnaeus University! We meet the societal challenges of today and tomorrow in a spirit of openness, curiosity and creativity. By creating arenas for exchange of knowledge from different subjects, fields and cultures, we open up for new ideas and create new opportunities for long-term sustainable societal development. Linnaeus University – where people grow.

Linnaeus University is the result of a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University. The research activities within the Department of Biology and Environmental Science include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as zoonotic ecology. For more information see: and

The research project involves modelling of the life history evolution and life history trade-offs in top marine predators. Research hypotheses are formed in the context of the transfer of vitamins in the food web. It will include development of models and validation of the models using empirical data from the Baltic Sea ecosystem.

General requirements

To be qualified for the appointment, the candidate should possess a PhD in biology or ecology.

Specific requirements refer to

Experience of modelling, especially in terms of evolution of life history trade-offs and food web modelling of micronutrients. The applicant must also have high proficiency in written and spoken English.

Assessment grounds

  • Experience of writing scientific articles is desired
  • Documented expertise in usage of dynamic optimization and individual-based modelling in testing hypothesis on evolution of life history trade-offs
  • Documented experience in Baltic Sea food web modelling
  • Expertise in MatLab
  • We attach great importance to personal suitability

Terms of employment

Employment and scope: 100 %, for 9.5 months. The employment is scheduled to start April 2023.

Placement city: Kalmar, Sweden.


Associate Professor Samuel Hylander (, +46-(0)480-447315;

Head of Department Jonas Waldenström (, +46-(0)480-446195;

HR partner Marianne Palmér (, +46-(0)480-447303.

Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-(0)772-288000.

The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone, e-mail, and details of referees), documentation of exams and grades, a copy of passport and a description of motivation and experience relevant to the research project. Closing date for application is 29 March 2023.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.


Individuell lönesättning

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