Research engineer in lidar remote sensing of forests

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The Department of Forest Resource Management conducts education and research in the areas of forest planning, forest remote sensing, forest inventory and sampling, forest mathematical statistics and landscape studies. The department is also responsible for the implementation of the ongoing environmental monitoring programs the National Forest Inventory, National Inventory of the Landscape in Sweden, Terrestrial Habitat Monitoring and the Butterfly and Bumblebee Inventory. In total, we are about 100 employees. More information can be found at .

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The Department is looking for a Research engineer within the area of Forest Remote Sensing. The engineer will work in the project “Mapping risk for wind and snow damage with state-of-art remote sensing in Sweden”. The work includes method development for predicting risk for wind and snow damages in the national scale. Duties contains processing of forest field and remote sensing data, with especial focus on laser data, modelling and statistical analysis of the relationship between remote sensing and field inventory data, evaluation of the results and scientific communication. The candidate will work with close co-operation with other researchers in the project and the department.


We are looking for a Research engineer with a particular interest in forest and remote sensing. The candidate must hold at least a bachelor degree in a relevant area, such as remote sensing, biology, forest, geo or data science or similar relevant. Merits for this position are master degree, experience on remote sensing of forest, GIS, computational programming, statistical modelling and result reporting. Knowledge on forest disturbance ecology (wind/snow), lidar data processing and/or experience project reporting will be prioritised merits. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as analytical and problem solving ability, ability to work independently and in a group. Good skills to express yourself verbally and in writing in English are required.

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Temporary employment of 8 month with possibility of extension.



Starting date:

Autumn 2023


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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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