The Department of Forest Resource Management conducts teaching and research in the areas of Forest Remote Sensing, Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences, Forest Inventory and Sampling, Forest Planning and Landscape Studies. The Department is also responsible for several environmental monitoring and assessment programs. The division of forest remote sensing works with developments of remote sensing methods for estimation of forest resources using several kinds of sensor data, for example multi-spectral cameras, laser scanners, and radar sensors. For more information visit: www.slu.se/srh.


We are now seeking a Postdoc who will work in a collaborative project between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the forest company Stora Enso. The project is part of a larger research cooperation between SLU and Stora Enso (see https://www.slu.se/en/storaenso-collab). The Post Doc will work with methods for tree species classification using multi-spectral airborne laser scanning and multi-temporal and multi-spectral satellite image data. Wood assortments will be predicted with feedback-loops using imputation of harvester data used as reference data and based on predictions of stem diameter distribution and tree species. The project will be carried out in cooperation with world leading researchers from the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI).


To be qualified for this position you need a PhD degree of relevance for remote sensing of forests. Knowledge about topics such as numerical programming, signal analysis, and statistics is desirable. In addition, it is an advantage if you have experience in the following areas: spectral remote sensing, processing of laser scanning data, machine learning, and remote sensing applications in Nordic forestry. The applicant is supposed to be able to take own initiatives and work both independently and in a group. The applicant should have good communication skills.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Temporary employment, 14 months.



Start date:

According to agreement.


Welcome with your application no later than 2021-02-15.

Academic union representatives:


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.


SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Eva Lindberg

Senior lecturer



Johan Holmgren

Associate professor




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