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 program manager to the program of Forest Sustainability Analyses (SHa, SHa provides researchers, authorities and practical forestry with tools for analysis and decision support in matters concerning the forest's development and its production of ecosystem services.  Analysts, researchers, system developers and a communicator are all a part of the program SHa. SHa is a long term program responsible for, among other things, the management and further development of the Heureka system. The system is intended for analysis and planning of a multi-objective forestry and constitutes a central technical platform for SHa's operations. The system is internationally leading and has been developed at SLU. At SLU, the development of the next generation system has also been initiated with the aim of eventually replacing / alternatively supplementing the current one. SHa also carries out research projects and commissioned activities linked to the Heureka system.


Work duties

The program manager is responsible for the day to day management of SHa including responsibility for the management and further development of the Heureka system. The task includes contacts with users of the Heureka system, both within and outside SLU, financiers and a number of other stakeholders. The task also includes initiating and participating in research projects, both SHa's own projects and projects in collaboration with other research groups. The role thus also entails establishing networks and collaborating with different competence and subject areas.



For this position a minimum requirement is an academic bachelor's degree in forestry, environment, ecology or equivalent with relevant constituent subjects is a requirement. As well as a good ability to express oneself in English, both orally and in writing.

Demonstrated experience in forest sustainability issues, scientific issues and personnel management is a merit,as well as the experience in forest computer-based analysis systems, GIS, programming and modeling. Documented skills in writing reports and scientific articles as well as completed postgraduate education (doctoral or lic.) are also meritorious, as well as the ability to express oneself in Swedish in speech and writing. Personal qualities such as being insightful, able to collaborate and make relation, as well as good qualities as a leader are all considered important.


Place of work

SLUs campus in Umeå


Form of employment

Permanent. SLU applies probationary period employment





Starting date

Accordning 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

Urban Nilsson