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We conduct state-of-the-art research on the soil system in both national and international contexts. Our research focuses on fundamental soil properties and processes, as well as how soil functions are affected by changes in environmental conditions, including climate change. Through research, environmental analysis and education, we contribute knowledge about future sustainable land use and develop new solutions as a basis for decision-making in agriculture, forestry and the urban environment. The working environment at the department is international and we have around 100 employees.
Our research is carried out in seven subject groups with a focus on soil biology, soil nutrient cycling, soil chemistry, agricultural water management, soil and environmental physics, soil mechanics and soil management, and the biogeochemistry of forest soils. We are responsible for important research infrastructure in the form of soil chemistry and soil physics laboratories, an X-ray scanner, long-term field experiments, a lysimeter facility, and the field research stations at Lanna and Lövsta. The Department contributes to approximately 30 courses at undergraduate and advanced level.
We are a part of the Soil, Water and Environment Center at SLU (MVM-center), which provides links to environmental monitoring and research on water systems, recycling and bioenergy. Our work is aligned to national environmental and climate goals as well as to the Sustainable Development Goals. We are situated at Campus Ultuna in Uppsala and in Skara.
Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/
We are seeking an investigator who will work within an international project entitled ”Scenario modelling for assessing impacts of policy changes and socio-economic effects on ecosystem services of soils (SIMPLE)”. The SIMPLE project is funded through the European Joint Partnership SOIL “Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils”, a 5-year initiative to support advancing climate smart and sustainable agricultural soil management in European agriculture.
The investigator will be responsible for socio-economic scenario modelling and impact assessment of (i) fertilizer use reduction as proposed by the Farm to Fork strategy, as well as (ii) estimating the effect of increasing fertilizer prices. The work will be done in close collaboration within an European research consortium.
We are seeking an ambitious investigator who aims to pursue a career in an internationally renowned research environment at the Department of Soil & Environment, SLU, Sweden.
The candidate who is offered the position
• shall have a BSc in economics.
• shall have the ability to independently initiate, conduct, and complete tasks.
• shall have several years of experience in project coordination.
• should have experience in communicating with international researchers and profound organizational skills.
• should have good ability in English both orally and written.
We will lay emphasis on personal characteristics, ability to work in a team, independence, as well as initiative and organizational ability.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Fixed term employment of 360 days.
1st of June or according to agreement.
We welcome your application no later than 2023-02-13, use the button below.
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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.