At the Department of Ecology, SLU we conduct both empirical and theoretical research for sustainable forest and agricultural production and efficient biological conservation. Our research on populations, communities, and ecosystems forms the foundation for studying the influence of land use and climate change on animals, plants and soils. Solutions are sought that will improve greenhouse gas balances, preserve threatened species, benefit biological diversity and ecosystem services, sustainable wildlife management and control pests in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as in urban areas.
We are looking for a postdoc joining our work on carbon and nutrient cycling in agricultural systems. The main focus is on the effects of different management on soil carbon and nutrient cycling. We have access to comprehensive databases on long-term field experiments, monitoring programs, eddy-flux data and regional agricultural statistics. They are used in system analysis including dynamic modeling and the development of tools for agricultural extension programs, evaluation of ecosystem services, lifecycle analysis and national environmental reporting. You are expected to conduct research on carbon and nutrient cycling in agricultural systems which will involve statistical analysis of data series at field and regional scale as well as dynamic modeling. The position is partly linked to ongoing projects on carbon cycling, but there will also be enough freedom for developing your own research ideas in cooperation with your mentor and other scientist at SLU.
Applicants should hold a PhD in agronomy, soil science, ecology, physical geography, environmental science or similar disciplines, not older than 3 yrs and must have worked with carbon and/or nitrogen cycling in terrestrial systems. Documented experience in developing or applying soil and ecosystem models is highly desirable. Skills in mathematics, programming (e.g. SAS or R software), GIS and statistics are of advantage. Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.
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Temporary employment, 24 months
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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.