Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology: Sweden

The Department of Aquatic resources of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences conducts research, environmental monitoring and assessment in limnic and marine ecology focusing on fish and shellfish. We develop knowledge, education and biological advice to promote the sustainable use of these resources. The department with three main research institutes located outside Gothenburg, Uppsala and Stockholm (at Lysekil, Öregrund and Drottningholm, respectively) and four field stations, has ca 150 employees. Our interface of science and management advice, from local to international scale, provides a vibrant environment for applied research.


  • You will be part of our team working on dynamics of fish communities and aquatic food-webs, and their responses to climate change, exploitation and other human pressures.
  • You will carry out laboratory work on preparation and analyses of samples collected in experiments and in the field with the purpose to study effects of variation in the local environment, e.g. in temperature and water color, on fish.
  • The selected candidate is required to assist in research concerning fish, zooplankton and zoobenthos.
  • The candidate may also be involved in field work activities.
  • Specific duties include identification and measurements of zooplankton, and preparing samples of fish, zooplankton and zoobenthos for analyses of stable isotopes.


  • We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person, preferably holding a BSc or MSc degree in limnology, aquatic or marine ecology.
  • Knowledge of and skills in identification of zooplankton are desirable.
  • Experience of zooplankton identification and knowledge about aquatic animal organisms are considered merits.
  • We place great emphasis on personal qualities such as ability to work in teams and especially on personal suitability for the specific tasks to be carried out in the project.
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English is a requirement.


Contact person:

Magnus Huss (Docent), +46 (0)10-478 41 27,

Anna Gårdmark (Professor), +46 (0)10-478 41 25,

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