The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (www.slu.se/aquatic-sciences) is working with applied environmental science, with a national responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with respect to water chemistry, pollution and aquatic biota. The department has some 100 employees. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, as well as on aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry.
Duties:The Section of Geochemistry and Hydrology is seeking a new colleague to complement our section’s expertise in identifying human influence on water in the landscape in relation to natural variability, and evaluating measures to achieve society’s goals for water. You will lead, and also seek projects in environmental monitoring and assessment as well as research that would contribute to our sections ability to provide new knowledge and decision support related to water in boreal landscapes, particularly those found in Fennoscandia. Teaching and supervision of students could be included in the work. The ability to conceptualize the movement of water in catchments and the significance of this movement for water quality under different regimes of landuse and climate would be a good background for this position, but we expect the candidates to be able to relate their expertise to the work of the section helping to achieve environmental and/or the Agenda 2030 sustainable development goals.
Qualifications:We are looking for a candidate with a doctorate and at least postdoctoral experience in environmental science or equivalent, together with expertise in hydrology and biogeochemistry. Good knowledge of oral and written communication in English and Swedish is a requirement. Personal qualities, such as good collaboration skills are of great importance.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific potential and achievements, as well as their motivation to contribute to the section's work on water management.
The application must contain CV, publication list, diploma and a letter (2 pages max) about the applicant's motivation for working with the section, which include suggestions on how their work in the coming years can complement the section's expertise and project work in both research and environmental assessment. Also a written reference letter from two referees.
Place of work:Uppsala
Form of employment:Permanent employment. 6 months probiation is applied.
Starting date:January 1st 2020
Ansökan:We welcome your application no later than 2019-10-15 use the button below.
Academic union representatives:https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/
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.