Field assistant

Updated: 7 months ago
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The position is placed at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, Sweden. The department offers a creative and stimulating environment and perform internationally recognized basic and applied research, education and environmental monitoring in the research areas: animal ecology, aquatic ecology, molecular ecology and restoration ecology (see ). The department has a large proportion of international employees and well established national and international cooperation which gives opportunities for fruitful exchange.

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We are looking for an experienced person to conduct monitoring of eagles on the island of Gotland. The study will take place in collaboration with the county administrative board of Gotland during September & October 2023. The work comprises of both designing and performing an observational study as well as analyzing the collected data on distribution and behaviour. Eagles will be documented using telescopes and binoculars. Territories are located all over the island and therefore work is spread. The employee will be out in the field most days documenting eagle behavior, driving between territories, and entering and analysing data.


We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of conducting and designing observational studies on raptors with a valid EU driving license. The applicant should have previous experience in identifying bird species, in order to correctly identify eagle species as well as age. Knowledge of handling cameras and QGIS is desired.

The following types of experience are also meritorious:

  • Experience with working in the field
  • Can work independently with a practical mindset
  • Good documenting skills

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Form of employment:

Temporary (1 month)



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According to agreement


We welcome your application no later than 2023-09-26, please use the button below.

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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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