Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLU
Station manager
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLU
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Published: 9 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 13
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
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Station manager

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The Department of Biosystems and Technology is teaching and doing research within agricultural and horticultural sciences. The subject area of Cropping Systems Ecology is developing the knowledge on the interaction of cultivated crops with each other, cultivation methods and the surrounding environment. Research and teaching aim at improving the sustainability of cropping systems for production of food and feed within conventional and organic agriculture.

The Lönnstorp Research Station belong to the Department and is a part of the VR-funded Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Sciences (SITES). Lönnstorp has land for research within organic and conventional cropping systems as well as long-term cropping system experiments. More information can be found on: https://www.slu.se/institutioner/biosystem-teknologi/forsoksanlaggningar/sites-lonnstorp-research-station/


We are searching for a station manager to coordinate the scientific part of the work within Lönnstorp in collaboration with the technical responsible research leader and other station managers within SITES. The work include:-responsibility for developing the activities at the station, including monitoring of changes within the agricultural sector and society, which may influence the station-

-keeping continuous dialog with the station reference group

-contacts with and supervision of researchers who want to use the station

-writing proposal for new equipment, new projects for developing of the station infrastructure and eventually research projects,

-development and maintenance of scientific equipment, databases and GIS maps,

-documenting the activities and making available data for external researchers in collaboration with the other station managers within SITES,

-participating in station manager meetings and develop contacts with the other SITES-stations

-to report the station activities and economy for the SITES board

-together with the field staff develop routines and competence for quality insurance, registration and storage of data

-to promote the station for potential users by arranging workshops and field walks, keep the website updated and make Lönnstorp visible in relevant other media


We seek you who has a PhD within agriculture, horticulture, biology, ecology or similar and some years working experience after the PhD. You must have experience in carrying out field research in terrestrial ecosystems with relevance for the activities and users at the station.  You must have good abilities in expressing yourself in speaking and writing in Swedish (or Norwegian/Danish) and English and a B-driver license is a requirement. Good contacts within the research community nationally and internationally is a merit as are experience in working with databases and GIS. Since the job is associated with contact both within and outside SLU, we have special focus on your personal competences regarding communication, collaboration, initiative and organization. 

Specific documents attached:-A short letter (max. 2 pages) describing why you are interested in the position and summarizing your past research achievements and skills of relevance for the position.CV, including academic achievements

  • A certified copy of PhD diploma
  • List of publications (where all publications related to field research in terrestrial ecosystems are marked)
  • Contact details of two reference persons (name, telephone number and email address)

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Form of employment:

Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.



Starting date:

According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2018-04-06, use the button below.

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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.


Erik Steen Jensen
+46 (0)40-41 50 35

Linda Tufvesson
Head of department
+46 (0)40-41 50 21

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