Postdoctoral position in Forest management with focus on forest system analyses

Linnaeus University
May 13, 2024
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The Faculty of Technology offers a broad spectrum of activities across nine different departments and is central to the technical education and research conducted at Linnaeus University. The Department of Forestry and Wood Technology offers a wide-ranging of thematic activities from forest to finished wood products. Benefits for the climate arising from forests lie at the core of all department activities.

Field of subject for the position: Postdoc fellowship in Forest management with focus on forest system analyses Placement: Växjö, Sweden. Extent and period: The position is available as soon as possible, for duration of two (2) years. Extent is 100%.

Context of position The Swedish forestry sector is facing demands for increased carbon storage in forests with changed management practices. There is also a growing need for forest raw materials for both existing and new industrial applications. Which techniques regarding biofuel production, carbon capture and storage, and increased forest production work best in combination to continue to ensure sustainable production and allow for increased climate benefits for the Swedish forestry sector? This question forms the basis for system analyses of the Swedish forestry sector, based on detailed models for new and existing techniques for biofuels, CO2 storage, and increased forest production.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position focusing on system analyses of the Swedish forestry sector. The task involves developing and utilizing modelling frameworks for such analyses.

The work is carried out in project form with national and international actors, and you will collaborate with research institutions, businesses, and other societal stakeholders. The work will be linked to several collaborative projects such as The Bridge 2.0, a joint collaborative arena for interdisciplinary knowledge development focusing on forestry, innovation, and sustainable competitiveness and the knowledge environment Green Sustainable Development.

The position also includes responsibility for research communication, which involves participating in national and international meetings and communicating the results of the work. Publishing both popular science articles and scientific articles are central parts of the work.

In your position, you are expected to actively participate in the institution's environment and network both internally and externally, as well as develop new project ideas and seek project funding. Teaching and supervision, comprising a maximum of 20% of full-time, may be included in the tasks.

Qualification requirements Anyone who has a doctorate related forest science, forest industrial production systems, or optimization, or who has a degree from another country that is equivalent to a doctorate concerning analysis of large systems qualifies for the position.

In accordance with the postdoc agreement, applicants who were awarded their degree no more than three years prior to the last application date for the present position should be considered first.

An applicant must not previously have been employed as a postdoc for more than a year within the same or a related subject area at Linnaeus University.

The applicant must also show scientific skill in the subject area and demonstrated good ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.

Assessment criteria Documented experience in research with a systemic analytical focus in a broad sense. The postdoctoral fellow is part of a research group consisting of several actors with different skills why good collaboration skills are of great importance. The duties include initiating and carrying out for example interviews and workshops with forestry actors. Pedagogical skills and experience in collaboration also constitute assessment grounds.

Other qualifications include

  • Research experience from forestry is a merit.
  • Being able to speak Swedish is meritorious.
  • Experience in applying for external project funding is a merit.
  • When the university employs new teachers, the choice should fall on those applicants who, based on a qualitative holistic assessment of competence and skills, are considered most likely to successfully perform and develop relevant tasks and contribute to successful development of the organisation.

    Further information Professor Johan Bergh, +46 470-76 75 42, [email protected] Prefekt Erika Olofsson, +46 470-70 89 99, [email protected] HR-partner Jesper Pettersson, [email protected]

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    Welcome with your application according to instruction, last day to apply is 13 May.

    Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

    Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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