Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry of Forest soils

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
November 29, 2022
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Department of Soil and Environment

We conduct state-of-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 tillage, 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 participates in 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 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/

Duties:

The Research Assistant will conduct laboratory analyses and assist in ongoing work in the group Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils.

Qualifications:
  • PhD in Soil Biogeochemistry or similar, obtained during the last three years
  • Experience in studying soil phosphorus cycling
  • Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required.
  • Place of work:

    Uppsala, Sweden

    Form of employment:

    Time-limited employment, 4 month with the possibility for prolongation.

    Extent:

    100%

    Starting date:

    16 January or according to agreement.

    Application:

    We welcome your application no later than 2022-11-29, use the button below.

    Academic union representatives:

    https: // internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner- vid-rekrytering/

    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.

    www. slu.se

    Contact person

    Marie Spohn

    Professor in Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils

    +46730321569

    marie.spohn@slu.se

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