Please feel free to contact me at genevieve.metson at liu dot se if you would like to hear more about project opportunities, to collaborate, or if you have questions.
I will be looking for enthusiastic and hard working undergraduate, master’s students on an ongoing basis and then one PhD student (urban agriculture and water quality) and and one Postdoc/high level technician (on future land use modelling) starting in the Winter of 2020.
The Swedish academic system is a little different than the North American one I was in so here are a few helpful things to note:
-At LiU the academic year runs on blocks and not semesters or quarters which means things are quick but also allows for some really focused attention on a class or project. Here is some helpful information for incoming students at LiU.
-Undergraduates can do some pretty great honors projects towards the end of their degrees.
-Master’s students have a lot of classes but can do research projects in a lab the second year. These are usually unpaid (but there can be some payed summer work).
-PhDs are usually 5 years and come with good financial support and training. This means PhDs are usually under the umbrella of a Swedish or EU funded project, but co-supervision with other universities is also possible for students coming in with strong independent ideas (as well as their own scholarships).