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Research Engineer Job in engineering, physics, or environmental science at SLU, Sweden 2022

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Research Engineer Job in engineering, physics, or environmental science at The Unit for Field-based Forest Research, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 2022

 

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General Info

Position: Research engineer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
The Unit for Field-based Forest Research

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

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Qualification Details

Master degree, or comparable, in engineering, physics, or environmental science or related field or experience.

Knowledge in environmental measurement sensors, meteorological sensors, gas analyzers, data loggers and associated programing languages is essential.

Experience with eddy covariance measurements/micrometeorological theory.

Certified drone pilot with experience in drone flying and image analysis

Ability to adapt to flexible work schedules and to teamwork with a common goal.

Ability to work on multiple assignments, set priorities, reprioritize when necessary, and take initiative in defining and executing tasks.

Driver’s license for cars, valid in Sweden.

Fluent in written and spoken English.

Ability to perform work tasks in high towers (150m) in accordance with safety regulations.

Qualifications considered a merit:

Operation and repair of scientific equipment in a laboratory or in the field.

Creative skills for the development and fabrication of scientific equipment.

Familiarity with or experience in an academic research environment.

Ability to program data loggers and process data with scripted language, like Matlab, R. or similar softwares.

Experience of GIS data and related software, for example QGIS

Driver’s license for snow mobiles and experience of snow mobile driving

The position is based at Svartberget field station, located about 70 km (one hour drive) from the SLU Forest Faculty in Umeå.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main tasks include the maintenance and further development of the field research infrastructures measuring programs both on ground and in towers. Daily duties include field maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration of field equipment, programming data loggers, multiplexers etc., as well as handling of data (transfer, quality check and deliveries). In addition, you will also be involved in the direct support of ongoing research projects.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2022.2.5.1-439

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

The Unit for Field-based Forest Research (www.slu.se/en/departments/field-based-forest-research) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)/ Faculty of Forest Sciences, is hiring an experienced Research Engineer in the area of micrometeorology and environmental field measurements. Join the Units team of research engineers and technicians at the research park Svartberget within Vindeln Experimental Forests, also including the neighboring park Kulbäcksliden and the park at Ätnarova, north of the polar circle.

SLU is contributing in three geographically distributed research infrastructures; ICOS Sweden (Integrated Carbon Observation System; www.icos-sweden.se), also contributing to the European research infrastructure ICOS RI focusing on monitoring and understanding the greenhouse gas balance; ACTRIS Sweden (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure) also contributing to the European research infrastructure ACTRIS (www.actris.eu) and the national SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science; www.fieldsites.se). The research infrastructures include extensive automated and manual measuring programs aiming to understand the ecology, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere exchange and management of boreal ecosystems. The Experimental Forests also hosts numerous national and international research projects including scholars, Post-Docs, PhD-students, MSc- and BSc-students.

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