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OPEN POSITIONS Research assistent

The new Department of Marine Sciences is a multi-disciplinary academic environment including biology, chemistry, oceanography, geology and conservation.

Our teaching and research activities stretch from circulation under the polar ice to biogeochemical fluxes in the deep sea, and from shallow seagrass beds to cold-water coral reefs. In these environments, we study different levels of biological organization from genes, individuals and populations, to communities and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics and combinations of these fields in order to understand the impact of natural and anthropogenic changes of the environment. The department is placed at the main campus in Gothenburg and at the two marine research laboratories at Tjärnö and Kristineberg (

Job assignments

We seek a research assistant to join the ZOsteRa RestOration group (ZORRO) which is composed of marine ecologists, environmental layers and environmental economists. The assistant will contribute to develop mapping and monitoring techniques for seagrass using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in Sweden. The tasks will include field work, laboratory work and cartographic analysis. The work will be based at Kristineberg Marine Station with extensive field work in Kosterhavet National Park, Gullmars fjord and Marstrand area. The candidate will be required to assist to meetings with coastal managers, present results and write reports. In addition, the candidate will be required to perform outreach activities related to the project.  


The post requires a remote sensing/marine sciences/environmental sciences/geography background with an interest in coastal mapping, ideally with fieldwork and laboratory experience, who is prepared to work hard and flexibly, as part of a team. Candidates with previous experience in coastal mapping with knowledge on GIS, pixel-based classification and object-based classifications (OBIA) will be given priority. Experience in drone handling, piloting and maintenance will be desirable. The work requires the ability to work independently, plan, implement and analyze the experimental work. Good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is also a requirement.


The employment is full time based at Kristineberg marine station, for 6 months. The candidate is required to start on the 01-Sep-2019.

Appointment procedure

The application should preferably be written in English and contain:


·          A personal letter describing your experience and how to meet the criteria stated in the ad (max. one A4 page)

·          Merit list (CV)

·          Contact information (email address and phone number) to at least two reference persons who are aware of the applicant's qualifications

For further information regarding the position

If you have questions regarding the position please contact Eduardo Infantes, or visit, +46 7662 29567



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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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