Researcher in Aquatic Ecology

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The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment ( ) 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 participate in data analyses and the writing of scientific publications within the ARCTIC-BIODIVER project, with partners in the US, Canada, Denmark / Greenland, Norway and Sweden, and the Swedish EPA-funded REFINE project. The project aims to understand how organism communities, food webs, and ecosystem services in alpine/Arctic lakes and rivers are changing in a warmer climate.


The applicant must hold a PhD in aquatic ecology or equivalent, preferably with a profile in Arctic ecosystems and their food webs. Documented experience of how stable isotopes and/or lipids are applied in food web research, of experimental studies, and of work in Arctic/alpine environments is meriting. Good skills in oral and written communication in English are required, as well as a valid driver's license. Previous postdoc experience is a merit. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as good cooperative ability.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific potential and achievements, motivation for the proposed research, and the criteria outlined above.

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Fixed term employment of 4 months.



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We welcome your application no later than 2023-02-09, use the button below.

The application must include CV, diploma, publication list, and a cover letter that includes your motivation for the position.

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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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