Environmental analyst on ecosystem analysis in offshore renewable energy

Updated: about 17 hours ago

About the position

We are hiring at the department of Aquatic resources, SLU Aqua, Institute of coastal research. You will contribute to our work of advising the management and developing knowledge about sustainable use of ecosystems in coastal and marine areas. In particular, you will contribute to developing the national knowledge base on environmental effects of offshore renewable energy development.


You will mainly work with analysing scientific reports and background documents for off shore wind permits. Your work will contribute to method development and analysis on risk- and impact assessments for offshore wind farms.

Your tasks include collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders for the design of tools, performing data and literature analysis independently and together with colleagues, and contributing to scientific reports and publications. The tasks can change over time according to needs within projects.

Your profile

You have a strong interest in the marine environment and for both qualitative and quantitative analyses. As a person, you are responsible and good at communicating. You enjoy working in a group, but you are also comfortable working independently. You demonstrate capacity for learning new things, working systematically and showing flexibility where required. Personal qualities such as collaborative skills, accuracy, and subject-related expertise, are emphasized and are preferentially exemplified in the application.

Required qualifications:

  • Good insights in marine biology and marine ecological processes
  • Capacity to work systematically and to deal with large sets of data
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Swedish skills at level of Independent user

Other qualifications counted as an advantage:

  • Research experience on Baltic Sea ecosystems
  • Expertise on off shore wind renewable energy
  • Expertise on risk assessments
  • Expertise on cumulative impact analysis
  • Scientific merits (publication record, higher academic degree)

Eligibility requirement

University degree in marine biology, ecology or equivalent subject (Bachelor)

About us

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

The Department of Aquatic Resources is one of SLU's largest and has more than 180 employees at four main locations: Uppsala (Ultuna), Lysekil, Stockholm (Drottningholm) and Öregrund, as well as at field stations. Our activities are strongly profiled towards research, data collection and analysis of fish, fisheries and aquatic ecosystems. The department is characterized by an intensive collaboration with the surrounding society. This creates a vital research environment and gives us unique opportunities to produce knowledge that is close to management needs and directly applicable in practice. For more information about the department: Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua) | Externwebben

Read more about our benefits and working at SLU by visiting: https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/



Form of employment:

Fixed-term until 2024-12-31, with the possibility of extension.


100%, or as agreed.

Start date:

23 September 2024, or as agreed.


Please submit your application before deadline 7 July 2024. You can submit your application by clicking the button below.

Union representatives:


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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