Phd position in silviculture with focus on Scots pine and thinni - Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet - Administratörsjobb (offentlig verksamhet) i Lomma
Phd position in silviculture with focus on Scots pine and thinni
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Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
SLU is one of the world's top ten universities in biodiversity conservation and soil science, and is ranked #1 in forestry (CWUR). At our centre we carry out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We are a multidisciplinary institution, with global relevance and specialized expertise on issues related to dynamic forest landscapes. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in forest ecology, silviculture, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, master's and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas.

Silviculture with focus on Scots pine and thinning
The aim of the PhD student position is a doctoral degree. In this project the student will primarily do research in silviculture of Scots pine in boreal forestry. The project will focus on growth and yield, and specifically the tree and stand response to thinnings. The main core of research work will be to analyze data from long term experiments and dealing with ecophysiological concepts of tree growth. The project is part of a larger interdisciplinary collaboration project between SLU and Stora Enso which will comprise about 5 doctoral students and several researchers who will have joint activities. They will also gain good insight into the work of an international company working with the entire value chain from forest production to finished bio-based product. The postgraduate education will be coordinated with trainee activities within Stora Enso.

The applicant should have a M. Sc. degree in silviculture or related forest sciences, biostatistics or a related discipline but with main focus on understanding tree and stand growth and development. Other beneficial qualifications are experience of forestry analytics, using preferably R programming language and/or GIS software, and good communications skills with fluency in written English. Drivers' license is a necessity for the work duties.

The application must contain: A letter with expectations on the position and what you personally find interesting within the silviculture research subject (max 1 page), CV and contact information to two reference persons. the qualifications needed for the position; desired education, experience and personal traits. Be clear on what is required and what is a merit.

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Forms for funding or employment:
Employment (4 years)

Starting date:
2020-05-01 or according to agreement

We welcome your application no later than 2020-03-16, 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 dissertation 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 passport with your personal data and photography.

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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.

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