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PhD position

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    14 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 oktober

Om jobbet

Department of Forest Ecology and Management
A PhD position is available at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU. SLU has an international character both in terms of research and teaching. The department includes about 100 people of which 11 are professors. Our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystems and how these should be managed today and in the future. For more information:

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at

Name of research project/thesis
Scaling rangeland restoration in drylands through synergies in the biodiversity – water – climate nexus

Research subject 
Soil Sciences  


  • MSc degree in a relevant subject (soil science, ecology, hydrology, physical geography or related fields)
  • Experience with data manipulation, analysis, and visualization in R (or other programming languages)
  • Experience with conducting fieldwork
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English  


  • Relevant experience and competence in rangeland ecology, soil hydrology, soil and water conservation, and restoration ecology
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of remote sensing and GIS tools  
The applicant should have a strong work ethic, an interest in science, and the ambition to work as part of a collaborative research team in an international and interdisciplinary context. Once the eligibility requirements are met, we place great emphasis on other personal and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to work effectively (both collaboratively and independently), organize own work and schedule, adhere to deadlines, and solve problems.

Place of work:      

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment as PhD student, full time for 4 years

Starting date:

According to agreement. 


The deadline is October 15 2023.

For a full advertisement and how to apply, please see Jobs and vacancies | Externwebben ( 

To qualify for third-cycle (Doctoral) courses and study programmes, you must have a second-cycle (Master’s) qualification. Alternatively, you must have conducted a minimum of four years of full-time study, of which a minimum of one year at second-cycle level.

Applicants will be selected based on their written application and CV, degree project, copies of their degree certificate and transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution, two personal references, and knowledge of English. More information about the English language requirements can be found here:

Please note that applicants invited to interview must submit attested copies of their degree certificate, or equivalent, a transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution. Applicants who are not Swedish citizens need to submit an attested copy of their passport’s information page containing their photograph and personal details.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at

Academic union representatives:

The 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.

SLU 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.


According to agreement

Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


Heltid/ Ej specificerat