Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

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.

Work duties

The work includes field- and laboratory work on hourly basis. The field work is to be conducted in an agricultural area near Alnarp, S. Sweden. Transport will be arranged from Lund and back, and the day will be spent outside to sample biomass in selected research fields. The assistant will help in collecting plants, organize them in bags, and carry out different crop-related measurements (plant height, LAI, chlorophyll, water content, etc.) in the field plots. Outdoor clothes including rainwear and boots is required for this work. The lab component consists of sorting of plants in different fragments (root, stem, leaf, ears), drying and weighing them, and estimation of some plant specific traits. The data will be used in analyses of remotely sensed data for crop monitoring, and any collected data will be made available to the assistant for further use in BSc/MSc work.


  • Education: Upper-secondary school/higher education programmes or courses.
  • Enrolled in the INES BSc or MSc programs in Physical Geography or GIS/remote sensing.
  • The work requires the ability to walk and work without physical limitations.

Other merits

  • Previous experience and interest in field work is an advantage.
  • Knowledge related to plant science, agriculture or field biology is an advantage.
  • Driver’s license is an advantage.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. The assistant will work in a team and needs to accommodate to the work routines, thoroughness, and collaborative spirit of the team.

Terms of employment

Time limited employment during june-july

Instructions on how to apply

Applications should include a 1-page cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, an extract from LADOK detailing courses taken, any available letters of recommendation, etc.

Type of employment Seasonal Work
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Due agreement
Salary Montly salary
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 25
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1869
  • Lars Eklundh, +46462229655
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 23.May.2023
Last application date 06.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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