Research assistant, analysis of mycorrhiza on oat

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


September 17, 2021


The Department of Soil & Environment conducts research, environmental monitoring & assessment and higher education for sustainable soil management in agriculture, forestry and urban environments. Outcomes are aligned to and contribute towards national and international strategies on food security, national environmental objectives and climate reporting as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The majority of the department's activities and employees are located in the Soil-Water-Environment building on the SLU Ultuna campus in Uppsala, and there is a research group and a field research station situated in Skara.


We are looking for a person to quantify and analyse communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in oat roots. The work involves preparation of root samples, molecular laboratory work as well as statistical and bioinformatic analyses of data.


A Bachelor degree in Biology is required, and the candidate should have initiated a masters' education in Agronomy. Previous experience in biological and chemical laboratory work, as well as knowledge in soil biology and sustainable agriculture, is required.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 2 months.



Starting date:

1 October or according to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2021-09-17, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https: // 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.


SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Björn Lindahl



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