at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 31 March 2021.

At the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University, research and education is conducted in an international environment. The subject areas are Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary. About 140 people are working at the Department, of which ca. 35 are teachers and researchers and 50 are PhD students.

Main responsibilities
The position is included in the project “Uncovering the largest blind spot on the map of the world’s fish stocks: pelagic fish, their dependence on sea ice, and their role in the Central Arctic Ocean food web” supported by the European Commission and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.

The main responsibilities are: (1) data collection with EK80 and WBAT (hydroacoustic) and UVP (optical) during an Arctic ice-breaker expedition, (2) delivery of metadata and raw data from these instruments after the expedition, (3) assistance with field sampling nekton, zooplankton and water during the expedition in collaboration with others. The work is embedded in a team of six scientists, but is part of a larger scientific collaboration on board and sometimes helping hands are necessary in other projects. The work is carried out in the Arctic Ocean north of Greenland, the Lomonosov Ridge and the North-Pole area during the SAS-Oden 2021 expedition with ice-breaker Oden (seven weeks, see, and will be preceeded by medical examinations, safety trainings (shooting, fire-fighting, first aid), and two weeks of quarantine with regard to Covid19.

You will be away from home from ca. 10 July until ca. 20 September 2021. All costs for travels, lodging and food during the expedition are covered by the project.

Qualification requirements
MSc or PhD in fishery science or marine biology. Experience from independently programming and operating EK80, WBAT and UVP equipment and data management in scientific projects and experience from longer ship-bound marine scientific field expeditions, preferably in the Arctic Ocean. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to practical skills in marine hydroacoustics and other methods targeting the distribution of fish and zooplankton in the water column. Good communication skills, adaptivity and flexibility with regard to scientific team work and life on board. Necessary is a good physical condition as the field work can include heavy lifts.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for four months from 1 July 2021 until 31 October 2021. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Pauline Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, telephone +46 704 932839,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

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Closing date: 31/03/2021