at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 2021-04-07.

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 linked to the newly started EU / BiodivERsa project "NordSalt", which focuses on the importance of coastal meadows along the Baltic coast as ‘blue carbon’ sinks. We are interested in understanding if and how the vegetation in costal meadows, as well as factors that affect the vegetation, such as grazing, affect carbon sequestration and shoreline stabilization. You will help out with plant surveys and sampling in the field, as well as processing and analysis of samples at Stockholm University. You will partly work in a team and partly independently. Parts of the work will be carried out in other areas of Sweden with accommodation in hostels or similar.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in biology / environmental science or similar, have studied at least some course in floristics / field ecology, and be able to work full-time during June-August and partly in another place. The following characteristics are considered particularly meriting:

  • Training in plant inventory / floristics at advanced level
  • Documented experience of plant inventories in the framework of research, management or environmental monitoring, and in particular of coastal meadows and wetlands
  • Documented experience of lab analyzes of plant and soil samples
  • Previous experience of working in research projects
  • Experience of working in teams and independently
  • Good ability to communicate in speech and writing in Swedish and English
  • Driver’s license class B (car).

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, three-month-position. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date: 1 June.

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 associate professor Johan Eklöf,

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).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Include a cover letter (max. one page) and a CV (max. three pages), including contact information for at least one reference, in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview. 

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 07/04/2021