Research Assistant

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SLU is one of the world’s highest ranked universities in several subject areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

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We are hiring two-to five research assistants to the silviculture group at our department. The projects have mostly a focus on silviculture, forest management and forest modelling. The work includes data management and analysis from measured forest experiments and from inventories. The research assistants will be part of a work team with senior researchers and PhD students.


Previous experience and knowledge on inventories and measurements of forests is a merit and you should be well acquainted with assessing site variables and forest conditions. The applicants must have the capacity to work with maps and mapping tools. The work situation demands that the applicants have good skills in independent work and in collaboration with others. The work will be done at campus in Alnarp.

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Fixed term employment of  3-6 months, with possible extension.



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According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2022-08-24, 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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