Research assistant in silviculture

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
November 29, 2023
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Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre SLU is one of the world's highest ranked universities in several subject

areas and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We have a multidisciplinary profile, with global relevance and specialized expertise on forests and forestry as complex socio-ecological systems. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in silviculture, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https: // www.


We are seeking a highly motivated person for a position as research assistant. The work consists mainly of data collection and other field work in the forest and of subsequent data handling to prepare data for research. Other research related work will occur, for example in SLU's nursery.

The work will be carried out with SLU's campus at Alnarp as a base. The field work will be conducted mainly in southern Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Data collected will contribute to various projects focusing mainly on the silviculture of mixed broadleaved forest, but other work and other forest types may be involved.

Some of the time the research assistant will be working in a team with other staff. The research assistant will work in different projects and will refer to the relevant project leaders.


The applicant must hold an MSc degree (or equivalent) in forestry, forest science or a closely related field. The candidate must be familiar with the ecology and silviculture of temperate mixed forests in Europe, forest inventory, data analyses, and experience with research carried out based on long-term forest experiments. The applicant must hold a valid driving license (B).

The applicant should have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in teams, experience with communication and cooperation, proficiency in written and spoken English, and good organisational skills. Prior experience in forest field work is considered an asset. Working knowledge of Swedish is considered an advantage.

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Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 5 months, with possible extension



Starting date:

11 December 2023 or according to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-11-29, please use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Contact person

Jens Peter Skovsgaard


+46-725 32 13 20

[email protected]

Magnus Löf


+46 40-41 51 19

[email protected]

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