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Postdoc in modelling sustainable diets

Ref 2018.2.5.1-3909

This appointment as a postdoc is part of a strategic initiative focusing on sustainable diets and is a collaboration between the Department of Energy and Technology and SLU Future Food. The employment is part of a larger project, carried out in collaboration with world-leading French researchers in this area and the French food company Danone.

Department of Energy and Technology at SLU, Uppsala
At the Department of Energy and Technology, research and education are conducted focusing on how agriculture can contribute to a sustainable society. We have extensive expertise in technology and systems for sustainable production of food and bioenergy, including nutrient recycling and logistics systems. As for methodology we have extensive competence in system analysis including environmental systems analysis and LCA, as well as biometrics (statistics and mathematics with applications in biological systems). Research related to sustainable food production involves quantitative studies of the impact of various food and food on the environment, modelling of future scenarios for a more sustainable diet and providing support for various informative and financial policy instruments for more sustainable diets. https://www.slu.se/institutioner/energi-teknik/

SLU Future Food
SLU Future Food is one of SLU’s four future platforms that deals with complex scientific issues and is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach with a future perspective. The work is conducted across the faculties and in collaboration with relevant food system stakeholders. The vision is that SLU Future Food as a strategic research platform helps to strengthen the food system to make it sustainable and competitive. The food system means all the processes and infrastructure needed to provide the population with food. It includes sustainable land use, primary production, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing and sales as well as cooking, consumption and waste management. The food system operates and is influenced by social, political and economic contexts. Sustainability refers to ecological as well as economic and social sustainability. https://www.slu.se/centrumbildningar-och-projekt/futurefood/

Duties:
The employment involves the development of a model to evaluate different dietary patterns aimed at lowering the environmental impact of diets while nutritional recommendations regarding macro and micronutrients are met. The model will then be used to evaluate current Swedish and French diets at the individual level as well as diets where dairy products are replaced by plant-based options. This study is part of a larger project where different types of cost evaluations are made by French researchers and in collaboration with the French food company Danone.

Qualifications:
We are looking for a motivated person with a doctor degree in technology, environmental science, mathematics, statistics, nutrition, agricultural or food science, or similar subjects. Appropriate applicants should have experience of modelling, programming and statistical methods. Interest in environmental issues, knowledge about food production and human nutrition is a merit. You must be able to work independently and have an interest and ability to developing this research area at SLU including interacting with several external actors. Furthermore, you need to be structured and careful with detail. Because international cooperation is part of the project, good organizational skills and good knowledge of English are required. We put great emphasis on personal qualities. Knowledge in Swedish is an advantage.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

2 years position

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

By agreement

Application:
We welcome your application no later than 2018-12-31, use the button below.

Academic union representative:
https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/
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

Elin Röös

Forskare

elin.roos@slu.se

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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

1 PhD Student in Environmental Analysis

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4032

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (unit within SLU)

The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (www.slu.se/aquatic-sciences) is a competence center for applied environmental science and has a national responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with respect to water chemistry, pollution and aquatic biota. The department is part of SLUs Soil-Water-Environment Center and has about 100 employees. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, as well as on aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry.

Modelling the mechanisms of catchment-scale sediment transport

Description:

Sediment transport is a key process controlling eutrophication and hazardous substances in surface waters. Suspended sediment is an important proxy for harder to measure substances including phosphorus (P), microplastics (MP) and organic micropollutants Successful simulation of riverine sediment transport using process-based models calibrated with high-frequency measurements from in-situ sensors, long-term monitoring data and field observations offers a unique opportunity to both improve present day water quality and to better constrain projections of future conditions. The candidate will use and further develop a state of the art sediment transport model which has been employed previously for a range of projects including simulations of MP fate and transport; predicting the response of in-stream P to catchment management actions; and projecting future climate impacts on water quality. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a high frequency sensor network for water quality measurement and explore emerging water quality issues, e.g., microplastics and eDNA.

The successful applicant will work with a team at SLU comprising several senior scientists and three PhD students. The applicant will also participate in the JPI-Water IMPASSE project Impacts of MicroPlastics in AgroSystems and Stream Environments with Norwegian, Spanish and Canadian partners and the NordForsk BioWater Nordic Centre of Excellence which examines the impacts of the bioeconomy on land use and freshwater quality and quantity.

Qualifications:

Applicants shall hold a MSc in environmental science, environmental engineering, or equivalent quantitative discipline. Specialization towards soil and water management and previous exposure to water quality modelling is desired. Field work and/or software development experience is an asset. Emphasis is placed on personal characteristics such as interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently. Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required.

The application should include a i) CV, ii) a short description of experience indicating your suitability for the position, iii) copies of degree certificates from higher education, iv) contact information of at least two reference persons, and v) ideally a written reference letter from at least one referee. The position is full-time and will be granted for a period of four years, starting as soon as possible.

Place of work:      

Uppsala

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment 4 years

Starting date:

According to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than January 10 th, 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

Martyn Futter

Researcher

018-673120

martyn.futter@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday January 10th, 2019