Field staff wanted for Field-based forest research during season 2024


Field staff wanted for Field-based forest research during season 2024


Would you like a diverse and meaningful job in the forest this summer? Take the chance and apply!

Vindeln Experimental Forests is looking for field staff for a new exciting season with field-based forest research. New field trials will be established and ongoing trials will be measured and managed. The field-work mainly takes place in pairs or groups. The trial objectives span a range of various forestry related issues and locations in the country. We at Vindelns Försöksparker are responsible for trials in the northern half of the country, so long journeys and work in different locations will occur. The field trials deal with, among other things, research questions about mixed forests, layered forests, continuous forests, soil carbon storage, water and nutrition as growth-regulating factors, new regeneration methods and fertilization of forests of different ages. The work is initiated by experienced researchers, enthusiastic postdocs and PhD/doctoral students. This is an opportunity for you who want to work with the future of forestry while you get an insight into the exciting world of research.

Here you can read more and see examples of our field trials -


The tasks vary over the season and depends on which research projects that are under revision. The tasks mainly consist of establishing field trials, data collection and overall management of ongoing field trials. Marking out trials in the field and planting are examples of tasks linked to the establishment of field trials. The data collection mainly concerns survival and growth of plants and trees, but can also include vegetation inventories and different types of sampling (water, gas, soil, vegetation, etc.). Fertilization, marking and cleaning up completed trials are examples of tasks connected to treatments and the management of field trials.


We are looking for motivated people with a degree in plant biology, ecology, forest science or an ongoing education in these areas. You are expected to be interested in forest management issues for practical use as well as the forest ecosystem as a whole. You must be able to work independently, have a good physique and enjoy being out in the field. It is also important that you are a team player who can communicate, listen to and collaborate well with others. Personal qualities are highly valued.

Some projects involve long journeys with work and living in another location. You are therefore expected to be able to be away from home for more than one working week. Driving license for passenger car (B) is a requirement. Experience of practical field work is meritorious.

Starting point/Location:

Svartberget Field Station, Vindeln

The unit for forest field research, SLU

Form of employment:

Seasonal employment by agreement.


Up to 100%

Starting date:

According to agreement. The need of candidates is highest during the period May-September.


The applicant is expected to attach a CV and a personal letter on a maximum of one A4 page. If you are applying in a team with a friend, this must be clearly stated in the personal letter.

Welcome with your application via the link below no later than 2024-02-18.

Union representatives:


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden. 

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

Contact person

Linnea Larsson

+46 70 330 79 06

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU

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Location: Sweden, Alnarp
Categories: Ecology, Forestry, pathology, policy,


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