Researcher position at the department of forest resource management, division of forest planning

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The Department of Forest Resource Management conducts research and teaching within the subject areas of Forest Remote Sensing, Forest Inventory and Sampling, Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences, Forest Management Planning, and Landscape Studies. The Department is responsible for several environmental monitoring and assessment programmes, including the National Forest Inventory, National Inventories of Landscapes in Sweden, and Terrestrial Habitat Monitoring. The Department has approximately 100 employees. For more information visit: .

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We are searching for a person with experience in research in forest planning and development of planning models for sustainable forestry. The position includes also leading of research projects as well as the use of the Heureka system for the analysis of the possibilities of the forest landscape to produce different ecosystem services in the future. The Heureka system is developed for sustainable and multipurpose forestry. The system includes several programs and tools for simulation, optimization, GIS-operations, database handling, etc. The position also includes participation in the development of the next generation analysis and planning system, i.e. Heureka’s substitute, as well teaching at undergraduate level in forest planning.


You should have a PhD in forest planning, alternative a PhD in ecology or silviculture with a strong interest for forest planning. Experience in working with computer-based decision support systems in general, and the Heureka system in particular, as well as leading research projects and education in forest planning is a merit. Significant importance is placed on personal qualities such as analytical and problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Good proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

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Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.



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We welcome your application no later than 2024-01-11, please use 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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