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Position: Research Project Assistant in Biology - Emphasis Ecology In Regulated Streams
Institution: Karlstad University
Location: Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden
Duties: Duties involve fieldwork, laboratory work, fish experiments, data analysis and compilation. The project assistant is expected to contribute independently to articles and reports. The project leader may also need assistance with administrative tasks, as well as planning and conducting meetings, conferences and workshops
Requirements: Eligibility requires good knowledge of ecology in regulated streams, experimental design, sampling methods in streams, fish experiments, statistics, data analysis and the ability to use different statistical software such as SPSS and R for these analyses. In addition, a doctor's degree in ecology is required and the applicant is expected to have a good command of English and a demonstrated ability to write scientific articles
   
Text: Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Institutionen för miljö- och livsvetenskaper Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Description The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology has an opening at the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences for a project assistant in biology, emphasis ecology. The project involves research on habitat and connectivity in regulated streams with a special focus on the influence of tributaries on main stem rivers, watershed metabolism and fish behaviour. The research environment River Ecology and Management Research Group (NRRV) in biology at the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Karlstad University, pursues basic as well as applied research of rivers, lakes and surrounding landscapes (www.kau.se/biologi; www.nrrv.se ). The group’s research deals with streams and rivers as natural resources, with a view to finding solutions to environmental problems that benefit both society and nature. Research includes 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. Duties Duties involve fieldwork, laboratory work, fish experiments, data analysis and compilation. The project assistant is expected to contribute independently to articles and reports. The project leader may also need assistance with administrative tasks, as well as planning and conducting meetings, conferences and workshops. Qualification requirements Eligibility requires good knowledge of ecology in regulated streams, experimental design, sampling methods in streams, fish experiments, statistics, data analysis and the ability to use different statistical software such as SPSS and R for these analyses. In addition, a doctor's degree in ecology is required and the applicant is expected to have a good command of English and a demonstrated ability to write scientific articles. Assessment criteria We are seeking a motivated person with experience in the fields of fish and river ecology, ecosystem processes and food webs and analysis of data. Valuable qualifications are a good knowledge of ecological sampling in streams, watershed metabolism, and e-DNA. We highly value interpersonal skills facilitating rapid integration into the research team. Terms of employment The position is a fixed-term employment 50-100% for 20 months, with possible extension. The starting date is 1 March 2019 or by agreement. Duties require some travelling and fieldwork. Application 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: 1 December 2018 We look forward to your application! Contact persons Eva Bergman, professor, project leader, eva.bergman.1868@kau.se. 46 54 700 1868 Liselotte Englund, head of department, liselotte.englund@kau.se, 46 54 700 1988 Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and declines any contacts from advertising or recruitment agencies. Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months Contract type Full-time/Part-time First day of employment By agreement Salary Salary set on individual basis Number of positions 1 Working hours 50-100% City Karlstad County Värmlands län Country Sweden Reference number REK2018/220 Contact Liselotte Englund, Head of Department, 46 54 700 1988 Eva Bergman, Professor, Project leader, 46 54 700 1868 Union representative Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 46 54 700 1714 Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 46 54 700 1434 Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 46 54 700 1404 Published 06.Nov.2018 Last application date 01.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET
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