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 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC ( conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research at Lund University.

CEC is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow within DrivenByPollinators, a five-year ERC project on the effect of landscape-scale land-use intensity on grassland plant communities and ecosystem functioning as mediated by pollinators and herbivores. The Postdoc will have a leading role in the field-based and experimental parts of the project, which will also employ two PhD students as well as taxonomic experts, and participate in the synthesis of the projects findings.


  • PhD in biology, ecology, environmental sciences or similar
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Significant experience with both field-based and experimental mesocosm studies
  • Significant experience working with quantitative ecological methods, in R or similar
  • Skills in performing literature synthesis
  • Skills in GIS (QGIS, ArcGIS or similar)
  • A good scientific publication record
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent organisational and time-keeping skills
  • Driving license (car & light truck)


  • Experience in studying grassland plant communities
  • Experience in generating and analysing multipartite interaction networks
  • Practical experience in quantifying plant functional traits
  • Experience in collaborating with different research groups, and across disciplines
  • Experience in modelling plant-insect interactions
  • Experience in communicating with the farming community
  • Good verbal communication skills in Swedish

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant have 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 application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree could have been completed earlier.

Fixed-term contract for 2 years.

The most important criterion for evaluating the applicants will be scientific skill. Personal suitability for the project will be of importance.

Your application

Please submit your CV, a copy of your PhD exam, a cover letter and at least two references to former employees/supervisors.


The University applies individual payroll. Please enter salary claims in your application.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible for two years
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3177
  • Yann Clough, Professor , +46 (0) 46-222 68 31,
  • My Geborek; Human Resources Coordinator, +46 (0) 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 24.Sep.2019
Last application date 10.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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