Two research assistants for biodiversity project

Two research assistants for biodiversity project


Department of Ecology
At the Ecology Centre of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), in Uppsala, Sweden, we conduct research on populations, communities and ecosystems. We generate knowledge on how land use and climate affects animals, plants, nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas balance, and develop sustainable solutions for the future. Active outreach and frequent dialogue with stakeholders are key activities.
We are looking for two technical assistants to conduct both field and laboratory work in project LIFEPLAN ( This is a major, six-year initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC). During the snow-free period, both technical assistants will mainly conduct multi-scale sampling (see and targeted experiments in Sweden. During the winter months, the assistants will pre-process samples of different types in Uppsala.

The successful candidates should hold a training as e.g. biologists or biomedical laboratory analysts. Sincs they are expected to do both laboratory and field work, we expect previous, documented experience of each type of tasks. To be able to successfully complete their various tasks, the candidates should be able to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team. During the summer months, they will spend protracted periods in field conditions, away from home. A driver’s license and at least one year of driving experience are mandatory qualifications. We put strong emphasis on personal characters such as collaborative skills.

Place of work:
Uppsala, Sweden.

Form of employment:
The recruitment is for a fixed term of two years.


Starting date:
April 1, 2020, or according to agreement.

We welcome your application no later than March 1, 2020, use the button below.

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.

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Kommunikationchef Kristina Backlund

Regionchef Pernilla Blomkvist
Projektledare Clas Vallin
Förhandlingschef Marita Runquist
Förhandlingschef Marita Runquist
Etableringsansvarig Micke Magnusson
Utbildningschef Anna-Carin Herdebrant

Utbildningschef Anna-Carin Herdebrant
Regionchef Liselotte Backlund
Affärsområdeschef Peter Johansson


  • Arbetsplats: 7-Eleven
  • 2 platser
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 27 januari 2020
  • Ansök senast: 1 mars 2020


Sturegatan 56


Sturegatan 56

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