Research Engineer

Updated: about 2 months ago

The Unit for Field-based Forest Research ( ) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)/ Faculty of Forest Sciences, is hiring an experienced Research Engineer in the area of micrometeorology and environmental field measurements. Join the Units team of research engineers and technicians at the research park Svartberget within Vindeln Experimental Forests, also including the neighboring park Kulbäcksliden and the park at Ätnarova, north of the polar circle. 

SLU is contributing in three geographically distributed research infrastructures; ICOS Sweden (Integrated Carbon Observation System; ), also contributing to the European research infrastructure ICOS RI focusing on monitoring and understanding the greenhouse gas balance; ACTRIS Sweden (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure) also contributing to the European research infrastructure ACTRIS ( ) and the national SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science; ). The research infrastructures include extensive automated and manual measuring programs aiming to understand the ecology, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere exchange and management of boreal ecosystems. The Experimental Forests also hosts numerous national and international research projects including scholars, Post-Docs, PhD-students, MSc- and BSc-students

About the position

Required qualifications:

  • Master degree, or comparable, in engineering, physics, or environmental science or related field or experience.
  • Knowledge in environmental measurement sensors, meteorological sensors, gas analyzers, data loggers and associated programing languages is essential. 
  • Experience with eddy covariance measurements/micrometeorological theory.
  • Ability to adapt to flexible work schedules and to teamwork with a common goal.
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments, set priorities, reprioritize when necessary, and take initiative in defining and executing tasks.
  • Driver’s license for cars, valid in Sweden.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to perform work tasks in high towers (150m) in accordance with safety regulations.

Qualifications considered a merit:

  • Operation and repair of scientific equipment in a laboratory or in the field.
  • Creative skills for the development and fabrication of scientific equipment.
  • Familiarity with or experience in an academic research environment.
  • Ability to program data loggers and process data with scripted language, like Matlab, R. or similar softwares.
  • Experience of GIS data and related software, for example QGIS
  • Experience in measurements of atmospheric aerosols and trace gases.
  • Driver’s license for ATV and snow mobiles and experience of snow mobile driving
  • Relevant climbing certificates like “Fall Protection with Rescue (Mast)” or equivalent. 

About us

The position is based at Svartberget field station, located about 70 km (one hour drive) from the SLU Forest Faculty in Umeå. 

Read more about our benefits and working at SLU by visiting:


Vindelns försöksparker

Form of employment

Indefinite-term employment. SLU may use probationary employment.



Start date

As agreed. 


Please submit your application before deadline 4 March 2024. You can submit your application by clicking 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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