Researcher in Conservation Biology

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Yrkesbenämning: Övriga
Publicerad: 2021-04-30
Sista ansökningsdag: 2021-05-14
Stad: Uppsala
Department of Ecology At the Department of Ecology in Uppsala, we conduct research for sustainable forest and agricultural production and efficient biological conservation. We study the influence of land use and climate on animals, plants, soils nutrient status, and greenhouse gas balances. Solutions are sought that will mitigate climate change, preserve threatened species, benefit biological diversity and ecosystem services, and control pests in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as in urban areas. See also: http://www.ekol.slu.se/ShowPage.cfm?OrgenhetSida_ID=9090. Tasks: The research project is about the effect of micro climate on saproxylic insects, which are studied in field experiments in different parts of Sweden.The researcher work in the field, with statistical analyses and writing of scientific articles. The work includes an own research project as well as to help Ph D students. Qualifications: The applicant should hold a Ph D in ecology, zoology, or a similar relevant subject. Experience from research on the habitat requirements of insect species from a conservation point of view is  required, preferably both by field observations and experiments. Experience from work with insects in nature conservation or inventories is a merit. Experience of research on the effect of microclimate on insects (incl. field or lab work) is a merit. Experience from supervision of several undergraduate students or Ph D students is required. The applicant is supposed to be able to take own initiatives and work both independently and in a group. Excellent skills in written and spoken English is a requirement. Driving license is required. Place of work: Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden Form of employment: Temporary employment, 7 months, with possible prolongation. Extent: 100% Starting date: 01 July 2021  Application: We welcome your application no later than 2021-05-14, use the button below. Academic union representatives: https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/ 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. www.slu.se SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

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