The position has its home at the Department of Horticulture. The position is a 3 years contract with start as soon as possible.
The candidate will participate in a NIBIO strategic institute program (TEKNOBERRY-SIS) with the aim to increase sustainable, resource effective and profitable production of fresh, healthy, high quality berries in semi-controlled environments. He or she will work in a multidisciplinary team to increase efficiency of conversion of water and nutrients to fresh, high quality, berries in plastic tunnels.
The position will be mainly based at NIBIO Apelsvoll, 120 km north of Oslo.
Main duties and responsibilities
The position holder will contribute to develop a production system in semi-controlled environment, using new sustainable and sound techniques ensuring optimal plant growth and yield, and technology and tools for application of precis liquid fertilizer nutrients adapted to defined plant growth stages. He or she will contribute to optimize irrigation techniques in plastic tunnels to increase nutrient uptake and product quality and to reduce waste fractions and by-products from tunnel production. The position holder will be responsible for conducting experiments in field, plastic tunnels and climate chambers and publishing in high-ranking international journals.
Specifically, requirements are:
Salary and benefits
Please send your application with CV electronically via the link on this page.
Take diplomas and letters of recommendation with you if invited to an interview, or submit them as an attachment along with the electronic application/CV.
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The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) was established 1 July 2015 and is one of Norway?s largest research institutes. NIBIO?s activities lie within agriculture, food, climate and the environment. The Institute conducts research and management support, and provides knowledge for use in national preparedness, governmental and district management, industry, and the society at large. NIBIO has approximately 700 employees present in all parts of the country. Its main office is located at Ås in Akershus. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
The Division for Food Production and Society is a national leading research and competence unit with key research areas in crop production, agronomy, soil science, ecology, biodiversity as well as economics and social sciences. The division has approximately 130 employees and is divided into seven departments.