Reversing the loss of wild pollinators requires an increased understanding of the direct and indirect drivers of pollinator declines, and of their environmental, economic and societal impacts. The Horizon 2020 project SAFEGUARD aims to deliver a portfolio of effective solutions to preserve wild pollinators across Europe, through the development of an integrated assessment framework (IAF). We are now looking for a candidate with a strong background in ecological modelling and a keen interest in pollinator ecology and governance to join the SAFEGUARD team for a two-year post-doc position at the Centre of Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will primarily work on developing decision-support tools that connect evaluated evidence to decision making and target mitigation to current and future risks to pollinators and pollination, and with testing, validating and adapting the IAF for different scales of governance and different sectors. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with SAFEGUARD project partners, and in interaction with stakeholders to ensure policy-relevant outcomes. The post-doc will be a part of a consortium of researchers and stakeholders from 25 partners in the EU, UK and China, including some of the top pollinator ecologists in Europe, and is expected to present results at international conferences, produce high quality scientific papers, and play a driving role in disseminating the results.


– PhD in ecology, environmental science, mathematics or similar
– Documented skills in quantitative ecological modelling
– Strong proficiency in spoken and written English
– Demonstrated ability to produce and publish high-quality scientific output
– Teaching skills


– Demonstrated knowledge of pollinator ecology and/or agroecology
– Knowledge of mechanistic ecological modelling
– Demonstrated experience with stakeholder interactions
– Good knowledge of European/EU policy processes

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

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