Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Do you want to be part of a research environment committed to creating a general framework for predicting and testing pollinator vulnerability to habitat change, using visual morphology to identify niche specialisation in a range of taxa?

The project, A New Framework for Predicting Insect Pollinator Habitat Requirements, is funded by a Research Environment Grant for interdisciplinary research from the Swedish Research Council (VR), which allows us to pursue the role of insect vision as a mediator and predictor of changes in pollinator abundance in response to global change, with an interdisciplinary team with expertise in landscape ecology, sensory biology, molecular systematics, and macroecology. Here we look for a postdoctoral candidate with expertise in landscape ecology.

Work duties
The main duty is to conduct research within the VR project, with a particular focus on landscape-ecological aspects. Thus, the postdoctor will carry out field studies and field experiments to reveal how pollinators are affected by the visual environment during their foraging. In addition, the candidate will perform advanced statistical analyses to relate the findings to information gathered in the project about the insects’ visual morphology and capacity. The candidate will also contribute to the general scientific discussion in the research group and to some teaching.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Special circumstances might in extraordinary cases be applicable. We expect a PhD in ecology with experience in studying insects, with experience of foraging studies or landscape ecological studies being a special merit. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to produce high quality scientific papers published in international journals, and a demonstrated ability to carry out advanced statistical analyses. The working language is English and we expect excellent skills in both spoken and written English.

This is a qualifying appointment focused primarily on research. The position is intended as an initial step in the academic career and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their scientific merits and potential as researchers. The basis of assessment is the ability to develop and implement research of good quality and teaching ability. Particular emphasis will be given to academic skills within the subject area.

We are looking for a person who is flexible and open, willing to cooperate and contribute to the overall working climate. Other basis of assessment are driving force and independence as well as ability to make new connections, communicate and cooperate with colleagues within and outside academia.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Accordning to agreement for two years
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/2466
  • Henrik Smith, Professor, +46 46 222 9379,
  • My Geborek, Human Resources Coordinator, +46 46 222 48 53,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 01.Jul.2019
Last application date 15.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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