Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Environmental and Life Sciences

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The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology has an opening for a project assistant in biology, emphasis in ecology, at the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences. The project involves research on ecology in streams with a focus on habitat modelling and river flows.
The River Ecology and Management Research Group (NRRV), a research group within the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences at Karlstad University, conducts both basic and applied research in rivers, lakes and the surrounding landscape (www.kau.se/biologi; www.nrrv.se ). The research centres on the sustainable use of natural resources in watersheds with a view to finding solutions to environmental problems that benefit both society and nature. Areas of research addressed by the research group include river connectivity and the effects of hydropower, aquatic-terrestrial habitats and linkages, winter ecology under global climate change, endangered species, conservation biology, and social-ecological research relating to river regulation and fisheries. Many research topics are conducted in collaboration with stakeholders from industry, administrative agencies, interest organizations and landowners as well as with the group’s extensive international research network. NRRV was recently selected as a ‘Strong Research Environment’ by Karlstad University, and has received directed funding to further develop its research profile.

Duties involve field work, laboratory work and data analysis. The project assistant is expected to contribute to report writing and other publications. The project leader may also need assistance with administrative tasks, as well as planning and conducting conferences and workshops.

Qualification requirements
Applicants who have good knowledge of ecology and related disciplines as well as experience of data analysis and competence to use different software for analysis are eligible for the position. In addition a Bachelor’s degree in biology and good command of Swedish and English are requirements.

Assessment criteria
We are seeking a motivated person with experience in the fields of fish and river ecology, river rehabilitation, and computer analysis of data. Valuable qualifications are a Master’s degree in biology and knowledge and interest in the area of macrozoobenthos. We highly value interpersonal skills facilitating rapid integration in the research team.

Terms of employment
The position is a fixed-term employment 50-100% for six months, with possible extension. The starting date is 1 May 2018 or by agreement. Duties require some travelling and field work.

is submitted via the University’s recruitment tool Varbi and should include an application letter, CV, copies of degree diplomas and certificates, and documented description of qualifications in relation to the duties and requirements of the position.

Last day of application: 7 May 2018.

We look forward to your application!

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Employment expires 2018-12-31
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Salary set on individual basis
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50-100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2018/73
  • John Piccolo, Senior Lecturer, Research Leader, john.piccolo@kau.se. +46 54 700 1402
  • Liselotte Englund, Head of the Department, liselotte.englund@kau.se, +46 54 700 1988
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 54 700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 54 700 1434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , +46 54 700 1404
Published 17.Apr.2018
Last application date 07.May.2018 11:59 PM CEST

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