Postdoctoral position in forest products with focus on production systems

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Feb 2024

6 Feb 2024
Job Information

Linnaeus University
Research Field

Agricultural sciences » Forest sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

29 Feb 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Welcome to Linnaeus University! Here you'll meet 2 200 staff members and 40 000 students, all united in following the vision to set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development. With us, research and education are conducted with an eye towards the future. Our proximity to the business world, both locally and globally, gives us a wide reach and the ability to create change that makes an impact. All that's needed is a place where ideas have the space to meet and grow. That's what we've created – and you are invited.

Change starts here!

The Faculty of Technology offers a broad spectrum of activities across nine different departments and is central to the technical education and research conducted at Linnaeus University. The Department of Forestry and Wood Technology offers a wide-ranging of thematic activities from forest to finished wood products. Benefits for the climate arising from forests lie at the core of all department activities.

Field of subject for the position: Postdoc fellowship in forest products with specialisation in production systems.
Placement: Växjö, Sweden.
Extent and period: The position is available as soon as possible, for duration of two (2) years. Extent is 100%.

Context of position
The need for wood is increasing for many different purposes, while the resource is limited. Therefore, production systems need to use the material efficiently and in a circular manner. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position with a focus on research that develops future production systems for wood products.

The main tasks include research in wood science with a focus on the analysis and modeling of wood industrial production systems. The work also involves experimental work and field studies. The research examines the development of production systems for products such as timber, furniture, and buildings in relation to industry conditions, the material, and its properties, such as different types of wood. The work seeks technically sustainable solutions to identified challenges.

The production system is considered from a systems perspective, and key issues to address will be aspects of wood from a climate perspective and sustainable construction and housing. The work is carried out in project form with national and international actors, and you will collaborate with research institutions, businesses, and other societal stakeholders.

The work will be linked to several collaborative projects such as The Bridge 2.0, a joint collaborative arena for interdisciplinary knowledge development focusing on forestry, innovation, and sustainable competitiveness, the knowledge environment Green Sustainable Development, and the research profile Sustainable Building with Wood – material-efficient value creation from wood material to buildings.

The position also includes responsibility for research communication, which involves participating in national and international meetings and communicating the results of the work. Publishing both popular science articles and scientific articles are central parts of the work.

In your position, you are expected to actively participate in the institution's environment and network both internally and externally, as well as develop new project ideas and seek project funding. Teaching and supervision, comprising a maximum of 20% of full-time, may be included in the tasks.

Qualification requirements
Anyone who has a doctorate in Forest industrial production systems or a subject relevant to forest industrial production systems, or who has a degree from another country that is equivalent to a doctorate in subject forest industrial production systems, qualifies for the position.

In accordance with the postdoc agreement, applicants who were awarded their degree no more than three years prior to the last application date for the present position should be considered first.

An applicant must not previously have been employed as a postdoc for more than a year within the same or a related subject area at Linnaeus University.

In order to qualify for the present position, the applicant must also show scientific skill in the subject area. The position further requires demonstrated good ability to communicate orally and in writing in English. A driver’s license is needed for the position.

Assessment criteria
Documented experience of research within production systems. The postdoctoral fellow is part of a research group consisting of several actors with different skills why good collaboration skills are of great importance. The duties include initiating and carrying out both interviews and workshops with national actors. Pedagogical skills and experience in collaboration also constitute assessment grounds.

Other qualifications include 

  • Being able to speak Swedish is meritorious.
  • Experience in applying for external project funding is a merit.

When the university employs new teachers, the choice should fall on those applicants who, based on a qualitative holistic assessment of competence and skills, are considered most likely to successfully perform and develop relevant tasks and contribute to successful development of the organisation.

The department and the subject area aim for gender balance among the staff and, therefore, especially welcome female applicants for the position. 

Further information
Professor Jimmy Johansson, 0470-70 80 33, [email protected]
Prefekt Erika Olofsson, 0470-70 89 99, [email protected]
HR-partner Jesper Pettersson, [email protected]

Would you like to know more about the department of forestry and wood technology? Learn more at .

Welcome to apply according to instructions, last day to apply is 1 march 2024.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

Research Field
Agricultural sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Research Field
Agricultural sciences » Forest sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

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Linnaeus University
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Universitetsplatsen 1

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