Post-doc Position in Berry production/Plant nutrition

Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi (NIBIO)
Post-doc Position in Berry production/Plant nutrition
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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.

Professional qualifications

  • Applicants must have a PhD degree within one of the following subjects; horticulture, plant physiology, plant nutrition, preferably recently.
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in fluent English, additionally knowledge of Norwegian will be prioritized.
  • The candidate must have strong plant skills, preferably with experience in conducting full-scale field/phytotron and in vitro experiments.

Specifically, requirements are:

  • Knowledge and experience with techniques of plant physiology, fruit quality analysis and horticultural production systems
  • Knowledge and experience on plant nutrition
  • Good statistical background and experience with appropriate software
  • Technical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability for writing concisely and clearly

Personal qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, preferably in an international environment
  • Proactive, with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Innovative, accurate and self-employed
  • Dedication and enthusiasm to work as part of an ambitious interdisciplinary research team
  • Ability to collaborate with both internal and external experts with diverse backgrounds and skills

Salary and benefits

  • The position as Post-doc candidate code 1352 is remunerated according to salary grade 57-67 (NOK 485.700 - 587.700 per year) on the Norwegian State Salary Scale, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which includes a good occupational pension scheme, occupational injury and group life insurance, and low-interest home loans.

General information

  • In accordance with the Norwegian Civil Service equal opportunities policy, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply - regardless of age, gender, functional disabilities or national or ethnic background.
  • NIBIO is an inclusive workplace.
  • We would like to point out that information about applicants may be subject to public disclosure, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (Offentlighetsloven), Section 25. An applicant can request to be exempted from inclusion on a public list of applicants. If the request for confidentiality is denied, the applicant will be notified thereof.

Contact persons

  • Head of Research, Department of Horticulture, Inger Martinussen, tel +47 924 98 696
  • Researcher Anita Sønsteby, tel +47 406 25 739 

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.

If you need assistance, filling in your application or CV on www.jobbnorge.no or general questions regarding the system, you can call Jobbborge at: +47 75 54 22 20.

Om arbeidsgiveren

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.

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