Postdoctoral position in Forest Restoration Ecology

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We are seeking a post doc for a collaborative project between SLU and Stora Enso’s Forest Division. The project is part of a larger research initiative between SLU and Stora Enso on 5 Ph D students and 5 post docs, which opens opportunities for external collaboration where we can learn more about forestry (see )

This post doc will deal with issues that concern un-even aged forestry by analysing data from large-scale field experiment and also by synthesizing scientific literature. The collaboration with Stora Enso generates a high societal relevance to the project. The post doc will work at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies and become a part of a strong research environment that focuses on restoration ecology, both by empirical studies and large-scale field experiments (see ). The post doc will also be working together with researchers within the Wallenberg finansed research programme Future Silviculture.

At the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies in Umeå, we offer a creative and stimulating environment and perform internationally recognised basic and applied research, education and environmental monitoring in the areas of biodiversity restoration and conservation, fish biology, wildlife ecology and zoonosis. The department has a large proportion of international employees and well established national and international cooperation which gives opportunities for fruitful exchange.


You will be main responsible for conducting analysis of data from a large-scale field experiment on effect of un-even aged forestry on biodiversity and forest growth, along with conducting a scientific review. You are expected to contribute to the development and planning of the studies and write scientific publications together with a research group. You will write popular science reports which will be used within Stora Enso’s organisation and contribute to the collaboration activities between Stora Enso and SLU.


The applicant should hold a Ph D in ecology (or in a similar relevant subject), which preferably has been received within the last three years. Experience from the relevant research questions (nature conservation in forests, forestry, landscape ecology, conservation strategies, especially in Northern Europe) is a merit. Experience from statistical analyses of large data sets, systematic searches for scientific literature, and writing review papers is a merit. A strong publication record (in relation to the time since dissertation) is a merit. The applicant is supposed to be able to take own initiatives and work both independently and in a group. Excellent skills in written and oral communication in English are required.

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Temporary employment, 24 months



Starting date:

As soon as possible


We welcome your application no later than 2020-04-03, use the button below.

Application documents required are:

  • CV
  • Statement of scientific interests and motivation for applying to this position (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information of at least two references

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae and list of publications, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen, we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

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 in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

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