Environmental analysis specialist

Updated: 2 months ago

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 130 employees. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, as well as on aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry. The department is part of a Soil-Water-Environment cluster, a recently established competence centre for landscape-level processes that also includes the Departments of ‘Soil and Environment’ and ‘Energy and Technology’. The breadth of expertise among the 300 members in combination with a well-equipped infrastructure creates a unique platform for high quality research as well as environmental monitoring and assessment.

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You will compile and analyze water chemical and climatological data as well as land use data for stations in various environmental monitoring programs. The analysis involves, among other things, investigating the connection between water chemistry and different types of land use and climatological conditions. The work also includes compiling and preparing data and text for scientific publications as well as communicating with various stakeholders.


You must have a PhD in biology, environmental science or equivalent with an aquatic focus. As the work includes communication with businesses and authorities, you must also have a good ability to express yourself orally and in writing in Swedish. Demonstrated experience in statistical time series analysis, arctic/alpine ecosystems, oligotrophication, and/or freshwater aquaculture is advantageous.

Great importance is placed on personal qualities such as cooperation, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.

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Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 5,5 months, with the possibility of extension.



Starting date:

2023-03-26 or according to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-03-21, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.


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