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Field assistant for biodiversity project

Hemsida Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Department of Ecologyn nAt the Ecology Centre of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), in Uppsala, Sweden, we conduct research on populations, communities and ecosystems. We generate knowledge on how land use and climate affects animals, plants, nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas balance, and develop sustainable solutions for the future. Active outreach and frequent dialogue with stakeholders are key activities. nnRead more about our benefits and working at SLU by visiting: nnAbout the positionnWe are looking for a technical assistant to conduct field, laboratory and ad hoc tasks in project LIFEPLAN ( This is a major, six-year initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Every week, year round, as part of a team of four, the research assistant will conduct multi-scale sampling at remote locations around Uppsala three days per week.nnYour profilenThe successful candidate should hold training as a biologist (BSc in progress or equivalent). Since they are expected to do field work in all conditions (including heavy rain, high temperatures and high mosquito densities), we require previous, documented experience of fieldwork. The field work involves starting early in the mornings (8.30 – 17.00), driving to the sites and carrying heavy equipment (8 kg backpacks) three days per week; therefore, physical fitness is required. The fieldwork also involves working with phone apps and the applicant should be comfortable with technology.nnThe assistant may also have to organise and pack equipment to be shipped to collaborating teams and do some sample processing in the laboratory. The team’s common language is English so fluency in English is necessary. To be able to successfully complete the various tasks, the candidate should be able to take initiative and work independently and should show that they are solution-oriented and can come up with creative solutions to technical problems.nnA driver’s license are mandatory qualifications. nnWe put strong emphasis on personal qualifications such as collaborative skills. The applicant will be working closely with the same three people on a daily basis, for which reason excellent communication, good will and reliability are required.nnLocation:nUppsala, Sweden.nnForm of employment:nSummer position 17th June – 30th August 2024 with the possibility of extension.nnScope:n60%.nnStart date:n17 June, or according to agreement.nnApplication:nPlease submit your application before deadline 20 May 2024. You can submit your application by clicking the button below.nnUnion representatives:n nnnThe 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. nnSLU 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.

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