New PhD student position: measuring food production impacts on biodiversity

5 April 2022

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is looking for a PhD candidate to join an interdisciplinary team, led by Dr Elin Röös, which unites life cycle assessment experts and ecologists, working closely with a large stakeholder group. The candidate will collaborate with experts from various fields to develop new ways of measuring the impacts of food production on biodiversity. Together with the team, they will establish biodiversity characterisation factors for Sweden that consider species richness, functional diversity, landscape effects and different reference situations, and test these in case studies comparing organic and conventional crop production, and extensive and intensive beef production. 

This interdisciplinary project needs a highly motivated candidate with a:

  • Master's degree in ecology, biology, agronomy, technology, sustainable food systems, sustainable development or similar;

  • Previous experience working with different types of data analysis will be considered an advantage;

  • Very good knowledge of English and preferably Swedish (not mandatory);

  • Personal skills: great interest in sustainability assessment; ability to work independently; flexibility; ability to prioritise and meet deadlines; curiosity and willingness to learn; good analytical and problem-solving abilities.

The deadline for application is the 20th of April.

Applicants will be chosen based on their written application and CV, degree project, copies of degree certificate and transcript of records from previous studies, two personal references, and knowledge of English.

Find out more about the job position and apply here.