Postdoctoral,Environmental impact of handling & use of organic fertilizers


Department och Energy and Technololy
At the department of Energy and Technology, research and education are conducted focusing on how agriculture can contribute to a sustainable society. We have expertise in technology and systems for sustainable production of food and bioenergy, including optimal nutrient recirculation and logistic systems. Within the field of methodology, we have extensive competences in Systems Analysis including Environmental Systems Analysis and LCA, as well as Biometrics (statistics and mathematics with application in biological systems).

We are looking for a Post Doc who can calculate and analyze the environmental impact in a life cycle perspective when applying different technologies for separation and redistribution of manure or digestate. The work includes e.g. modeling mass and nutrient flows, energy use, transport and spatial redistribution from areas of high nutrient availability to areas with high nutrient demand. The work is conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Department of Soil and Environment, SLU, and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), studying different methods for nitrogen and phosphorous separation in laboratory and pilot scale. The position may also involve LCA based studies on other parts of the agricultural production system.

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most. The applicant should hold a PhD in technology or engineering with a specialization including environmental assessment of agricultural or biogas systems. Documented experiences of Life Cycle Assessment, computer-based modeling, ability to independently initiate, conduct and complete research projects for publishing the findings in international peer-reviewed journals are required. The holder of the position must be able to communicate in English, while ability to communicate in Swedish is a merit. Analytical and problem solving ability, motivation, and ability to work independently as well as in a team are considered important personality traits for this position.

Place of work:

Form of employment:
Temporary employment, 24 months


Starting date:
February 1st 2022 or according to agreement.

We welcome your application no later than 2021-11-21, use the button below.

Specific documents attached: a letter of motivation describing yourself and why you are suitable for the work, CV with publication list, names and contact information for at least two reference persons, and a transcript of your PhD-exam.

Academic union representatives:

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.


  • Arbetsplats: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 27 oktober 2021
  • Ansök senast: 21 november 2021

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