Project assistant within the CARBONFARMING project

Lund (Stad), Skåne (SE)
Jan 11, 2021
End of advertisement period
Feb 01, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type

Project assistant within the CARBONFARMING project

Lunds universitet, institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Work duties

The main task of the applicant is to evaluate and improve the suitability of the dynamic vegetation model LPJ-GUESS to simulate carbon sequestration in agricultural areas. This work is part of the CARBONFARMING project and the successful candidate should interact with the project participants in performing simulations comparing the abilities of the models of the partners with LPJ-GUESS as well as extracting code to be run within the partners modules. While large parts of the evaluation data has already been collected so that the evaluation can start immediately, the candidate should also try to collect and process extra data if available.

The work needs to be documented, time sheets need to be filled in and a deliverable report need to be written for the project owner.


Experience with analyzing and presenting different methods of carbon sequestration quantification, such as different models and remote sensing
Programming knowledge of C++

Knowledge of the agricultural practices of Swedish Agriculture
Previous applicaton of the LPJ-GUESS (or LPJ) modelling framework.
We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skill (proven by previous work in a team) drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

The position will be a fixed-term employment, covering 6 months. Start date as soon as possible or in accordance to agreement.  The work can be performed either at 100% or at a lower percentage but not less than 50% of a full time position.

The contact person for the employment is Veiko Lehsten. (

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.).

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.