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 45 000 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.

Work duties
We are searching for 3 project assistants for conducting lab and fieldwork in the DrivenByPollinators project in which we study the effects of pollinator decline on plant community composition and ecosystem functioning. The project assistants will be required to carry out monitoring of plant and insect communities in grassland ecosystems throughout Skåne as well as in a complementing mesocosm experiment near Lund. The work will also include maintenance of experimental setup (e.g. different kinds of net cages), collection and processing of plant, soil and insect material, as well as continuous entering of data. More information about the project can be found here:


  • Experience with field or lab work in ecology
  • Excellent team-working skills and also the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of basic field techniques of plant and insect sampling
  • Reasonable physical fitness (some sites may be hard to access)
  • Good oral proficiency in English
  • Valid driving license

Other merits

  • In-depth taxonomic knowledge in one or more of the following groups: grassland flora, pollinating insects, herbivores in grassland plants
  • Patience and willingness to do detailed work with fragile plant parts
  • Availability from late-February (alternatively from April) to end of the season in September


We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, motivation and independence, and how the applicants’ experience and skills complement and strengthen the field team.

Terms of employment
Seasonal fixed- term employment, full-time, 3 positions with starting date in accordance with agreement.                

Instructions on how to apply
Applications should include a 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, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Seasonal Work
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement, as soon as possible. Duration 7 months
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 3
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/427
  • Yann Clough, professor, +46462226831,
  • Veronica Hederström, postdoc, +46462228634,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 11.Feb.2022
Last application date 25.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET

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