Department of Forest Resource Management

The Department conducts teaching and research within the areas of Forest Planning, Forest Remote Sensing, Forest Inventory and Sampling, Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences and Landscape Studies. The Department is responsible for several environmental monitoring and assessment programs including the Swedish National Forest Inventory, National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden, Terrestrial Habitat Monitoring and the Butterfly and Bumblebee Inventory. Research at the Department focuses on multilateral cooperation combining expertise from our many research groups. This gives unique possibilities for creating holistic solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources. The Department has approximately 100 employees. For more information visit

We are searching for a driven operation manager for an internationally leading decision-support system - the Heureka system - which has been developed for analyses of sustainable and multi-objective aimed forestry. The activities are conducted in the program for Forest Sustainability Analyses (SHa,, which is responsible for the management and further development of the Heureka system. The system includes a number of software and tools for simulation, optimization, GIS operations, database management, etc.


Work duties

The system development is conducted by a small team of 2-3 people and the task includes both management of the team and performing system development and programming. The tasks include prioritization and distribution of work tasks, responsibility for the system's operation and maintenance, publication of software with our build server, design and implementation of new functionality, modifications of the database structure, troubleshooting and bug fixes. When releasing new versions, to test, help documentation and to write newsletters. You will work closely with a research team and have contacts with other research groups and users of the system - both within and outside the university world.



A university degree in computer science / systems science or equivalent, alternatively in forestry, environment, ecology or equivalent with experience in systems development, modeling or GIS is a requirement. Being able to express oneself in English orally and writing is also a requirement. It is consider a merit to be able to express oneself in Swedish both orally and in writing. Experience of programming in C #, database design and SQL Server, test-driven development, WinForms programming, ASP.NET MVC and parallel programming are meritorious, as well as experience of leading function and good communication skills. Furthermore, completed postgraduate education (doctor or lic.) is consider an advantage. Personal qualities such as leadership, collaboration, work towards the bigger picture and the ability to prioritize will be consideration when the position is filled.


Place of work

SLUs campus in Umeå.


Form of employment

Permanent. SLU applies probationary period employment





Starting date

According to agreement



Welcome with your application via the application button below no later than 2021-03-15


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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

Dianne Staal Wästerlund

Head of division

090-786 84 50

Tomas Lämås

Program Manager

090-786 84 05

Karin Öhman


090-786 85 88