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: https://www.slu.se/en/departments/aquatic-resources1/
Duties:You will integrate a team of motivated environmental analysts that are responsible for survey design and data analysis of Swedish fisheries and delivery of estimates to national and international end-users. This position has the ultimate goal of improving the quality of estimates of commercial and recreational fisheries estimates that form the basis of stock assessment and fisheries management. Your main duties will involve:
- Developing new statistical surveys of commercial and recreational fisheries
- Updating existing sampling programmes and estimation methods
- Participating in the development and revision of guidelines for fisheries data collection
- Participating as expert, delegate or chair in national and international meetings and contributing to the drafting of reports
- Training of SLU Aqua’s staff in the area of survey design and statistics
- Statistical advice to various research projects
- Other duties within your area of expertise
Qualifications:We are looking for a candidate with strong quantitative skills and good knowledge of statistical survey sampling. You must be at least an MSc in statistics or natural sciences, be proficient in R language and a have documented experience in design and estimation of complex sampling programmes. Previous experience with fisheries data or work for statistics organizations and departments will be favorably considered.
We put great emphasis on your personal qualities and work experience. You should be able to meet tight deadlines, quickly familiarizing yourself with new problem areas, identifying the key issues and make situational judgements. It is important you have a good ability to interact with others and be able to work both independently and in group. In this position you will need to speak and write fluently in English. Knowledge of Swedish is not essential but will be favorably considered. If you do not yet speak Swedish, you are expected to start learning the language soon after you start your position.
Place of work:Lysekil
Form of employment:Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.
Starting date:According to agreement.
Application:We welcome your application no later than 2020-01-31, use the button below.
Academic union representatives:https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/
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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