Lunds universitet, Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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.

Reversing the loss of wild pollinators requires an increased understanding of the direct and indirect drivers of pollinator declines, and of their environmental, economic and societal impacts. The Horizon 2020 project SAFEGUARD aims to deliver a portfolio of effective solutions to preserve wild pollinators across Europe, through the development of an integrated assessment framework (IAF). We are now looking for a candidate with a strong background in ecological modelling and a keen interest in pollinator ecology and governance to join the SAFEGUARD team for a two-year post-doc position at the Centre of Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will primarily work on developing decision-support tools that connect evaluated evidence to decision making and target mitigation to current and future risks to pollinators and pollination, and with testing, validating and adapting the IAF for different scales of governance and different sectors. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with SAFEGUARD project partners, and in interaction with stakeholders to ensure policy-relevant outcomes. The post-doc will be a part of a consortium of researchers and stakeholders from 25 partners in the EU, UK and China, including some of the top pollinator ecologists in Europe, and is expected to present results at international conferences, produce high quality scientific papers, and play a driving role in disseminating the results.


  • PhD in ecology, environmental science, mathematics or similar
  • Documented skills in quantitative ecological modelling
  • Strong proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and publish high-quality scientific output
  • Teaching skills


  • Demonstrated knowledge of pollinator ecology and/or agroecology
  • Knowledge of mechanistic ecological modelling
  • Demonstrated experience with stakeholder interactions
  • Good knowledge of European/EU policy processes

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008. 

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and contain:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages)
  • contact information of at least two references
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered
Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2021-10-01
Salary månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/2414
  • Henrik Smith, +46462229379
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 02.Jul.2021
Last application date 29.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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