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Phd student, Economics


Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-526

Department of Economics (unit within SLU)

Are you looking for an exciting PhD position in relation to agricultural and food economics? Would you like to contribute to the understanding about the economics of the agricultural sector and to the scientific discipline of agricultural and food economics? Are you highly motivated to undertake PhD training?

Name of research project/thesis

Description:

We are looking for two PhD students who would like to join the Agricultural and Food Economics group at the Department of Economics, SLU. One PhD project will be related to animal health economics, the other one will be related to the broader field of agricultural and food economics. The PhD students will be expected to carry out supervised research leading to a PhD thesis as well as taking PhD courses to the equivalent of 90 credits. They are also expected to manage uneven workload.

In the Agricultural and Food Economics group you will be offered a stimulating context with colleagues who focus on various aspects of agricultural and food economics, including agricultural policy, trade and production economics. The group is intensively engaged in interdisciplinary approaches to encompass the empirical complexity of the agricultural sector and combine theoretical insights from the agricultural and food economics discipline with insights from other sciences, in particular the natural and behavioural sciences. For instance, the PhD project related to animal health economics will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers in animal management and health, as well as with the industry.

Qualifications:

Basic eligibility for third level education in Economics. The successful applicants are expected to possess basic knowledge related to research methods in Agricultural Economics. The positions requires very good communication skills in English. The successful applicants should be strongly motivated to work with the research questions and undertake PhD training. The successful applicants are also expected to work independently and to establish own initiatives to move the project forward and to work well in a research team. Advanced knowledge related to statistical analyses will be considered of merit, as will an understanding about the Swedish or European farming sector. Personal qualities will play a significant role in the recruitment process.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment (2 or 4 years) 

Starting date:

According to agreement. 

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-03-31, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Helena Hansson

Professor

firstname.surname@slu.se

Emma Granholm Arias

Department administrator

firstname.surname@slu.se

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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Post doctoral position in modelling spatial and temporal change of forest systems in a landscape context.


Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-527

Department of Forest Ecology and Management

The position will be based at the department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. The department has 82 employees of which 12 are professors. Our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to progress the principles of forest ecosystem management. For more information, http://www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-ecology-management/

The position is linked to the SLU platform for cropping systems, which is also represented at campus Alnarp and Ultuna, and an active participation in the platform development are required. The platform has an ongoing project working with the landscape matrix of cropping and forest systems, engaging several post docs and assistant lecturers (SLU biträdande lektorat). The post doc will primarily work within this platform project-under the supervision of Professor Tomas Lundmark and Dr Emma Holmström. The SLU platform for cropping systems is aiming for strengthening SLU’s profile and development of productive and sustainable systems in horticulture, agriculture and forestry. The platform enables systematic and interdisciplinary research between SLU researchers from different faculties and a diverse background of cropping systems.

https://www.slu.se/en/Collaborative-Centres-and-Projects/platform-crop-production-systems/

Duties:

In the 2 year project the postdoc will primarily be working with analysis of temporal and spatial forest and landscape change. By mapping the forest structure and forestry systems the project will model the past and future drivers, such as wood supply demand and owner structures, risk assessments and adaptation to site and climate. In collaboration with the project group in the platform, synergetic and antagonistic land-uses and the resulting landscape mosaic will be processed for all primary production components.

Qualifications:

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is preferrably within 3 years of the application date (parental leave disclosed from the accounted time period). The PhD degree should be in silviculture or related forest sciences, biostatistics, quantitative ecology, or a related discipline. Other required qualifications are 1) proven research productivity with publications in the peer-reviewed literature, 2) experience of spatial and forestry analytics, using preferably R programming language and GIS software, 3) good communications skills with fluency in English. Although not required it is also a merit to show good abilities in collaborations and to work independently.

Place of work:

Umeå

Form of employment: 

Temporary employment, 24 months.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

May 1 2019 or upon agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-03-15, use the button below.

The application must contain: a summary of the research experience, expectation on the position and future plans (max 1 page), CV and contact information to two reference persons.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Emma Holmström

firstname.surname@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday March 7th, 2019

Phd student, Crop Production Science


Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4857

Department of Crop Production Ecology

The Department of Crop Production Ecology, together with the Department of Ecology, forms an inspiring research environment in SLU’s Ecology Center in Uppsala. We educate and carry out research on plants for food, feed and energy, as well as the interactions with the surrounding environment and systems. The research examines how different production methods, cultivation environments and systems affect yield and other ecosystem services, as well as product quality and the surrounding environment. We teach about plant production, plant ecology and eco-physiology, weed biology and cropping systems in an ecological sustainability context.

Old heritage cultivars in modern sustainable cropping systems

Description:

Do you want to be part of an interdisciplinary research project that ranges from the cropping system to the quality of the grain produced and consumer preferences? Are you interested in how heritage cereal cultivars can contribute to sustainable farming systems? Then this PhD position could be what you are looking for. The breeding of new cultivars of cereals has aimed at increasing the production potential of cultivars with a good supply of inputs and with less consideration of nutritional quality and the ability of the cultivars to adapt to the local conditions or to cope with extreme weather. The old heritage cultivars are often described as both healthier and tastier than modern cultivars, and the production as more resistant to, for example, drought and pests, but the knowledge of how the environment and management affect these aspects needs to be developed.

The aim of the PhD project is to find links between environmental factors and management measures on sustainability aspects and quality in the production of heritage cereal cultivars, and to investigate how these cultivars differ from modern cultivars with respect to environment and management.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant must have a background in biology or agronomy and an interest in developing agricultural and cropping systems for sustainable production. Experience in field research is an advantage, as is knowledge of Swedish or related languages. Good ability to communicate in English is a requirement. Consideration will also be given to social competence, as well as the ability to take initiatives and work independently.

Place of work:

Uppsala, Sweden

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment 4 years.

Starting date:

According to agreement. 

Application:

We welcome your application no later than March 7, 2019, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview. The written application should include a motivation describing why the applicant is interested in the project and what makes the applicant suitable for this position and project

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Göran Bergkvist

Associate Professor

+46703443462

fornamn.efternamn@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday March 7th, 2019

PhD student, subject Biology specialized in Plant Biotechnology


Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4861

Department of Plant Breeding

The Department of Plant Breeding conducts research, education and innovational work of strategic importance for the society’s long-term sustentation of provisions, industrial raw material and energy. At the same time we strive to meet the increasing need of raw material and at the same time make the plant production more and more environment-friendly. The department operates partly at the SLU campus in Alnarp, outside of Malmö and partly at the SLU property Balsgård, outside of Kristianstad. As an integrated part of the work, the department also conducts plant breeding programs concerning apple, black currant, sea buckthorn and potatoes.

Genome Editing Potato

Description:

In order to supply people in the future with food and animals with feed, and at the same time convert to a bio-based economy within the industry, increased knowledge about what regulates plant storage products and quantity within the farming is needed. The most commonly used storage products of plants are starch, oil and protein. At the department, we are studying the genetic mechanisms behind the synthesis of these products in order to better understand and control storage and product quality. This PhD project will specifically focus on mechanisms that control protein and starch structure and loading in potatoes. The PhD student project will be in close cooperation with researchers in interdisciplinary research projects.

Work duties:

The Department of Plant Breeding is now seeking a PhD student to the Division of Plant Biotechnology. In the project, the doctoral student will use modern plant breeding techniques, based on CRISPR-Cas9, to introduce targeted edits in the potato’s genome with the goal of studying enzymatic mechanisms as well as to modify protein- and starch structure. The work will include genomics, various molecular biology techniques, cell isolation and transfection, tissue culture, greenhouse experiments and analysis of starch and protein quality.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person with an interest in practical experimental biology and good ability to work in a collaborative research environment. Applicants should have a university degree with a focus on molecular biology, plant biology, genetics or biochemistry. Documented experience of practical work with tissue culture and molecular biology methods is meritorious. The applicant is expected to be fluent in English, both in speech and writing.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment 4 years

Starting date:

2019-03-01, or according to agreement

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-01-15, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


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.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Mariette Andersson

Researcher, Deputy Head of Department

070-376 29 22

mariette.andersson@slu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019