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Ref nr: ORU 2.1.1-00730/2019

Research position in ecosystem ecology at Örebro University.

The ecosystem ecology group at the Man Technology Environment Research Centre (MTM), School of Science and Technology at Örebro University is looking for a motivated researcher for a two year position

The person will have access to Örebro stable isotope laboratory which have excellent facilities for analyses of stable isotopes in organic materials, gases and specific compounds. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing research on carbon and nitrogen cycling in terrestrial ecosystems as well as conduct independent field and lab-oriented research involving the analysis of stable isotopes of one or several of the elements carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur to address ecological issues.    

Duties and responsibilities

Except research responsibilities also some teaching such as supervision of degree projects, lectures and laboratory workshops may be included in the duties.


The applicant should have a PhD in biology or in related areas.

Assessment criteria

Documented knowledge and experience from research on plants or soils in terrestrial ecosystems is a requirement. Documented experience of the application of stable isotopes in ecosystem research, research on mycorrhiza, IRMS analyses, theoretical or empirical modelling using R or other software and molecular methods are all considered as merits in the evaluation. The successful candidate should be creative and analytically oriented with a solid theoretical background. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate, as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well.


Our ambition is to create a workplace that is characterised by gender equality and diversity.


The position is a full-time position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Alf Ekblad +46 (0)19 30 35 28 This is an email address . For information about MTM, please visit or contact prof. Magnus Engwall +46 (0)19 30 36 06 This is an email address.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Cover letter including a short presentation why this position is the right one for you as well as an outline of a research project in which you are applying stable isotopes on an ecological topic (altogether maximum 5 pages).
  • CV
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2018-02-22. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.