The position is a four-year position with main work location at the Apelsvoll Research Station, Kapp.
FoodProFuture (Innovative and Sustainable Exploitation of Plant Protein in Future Foods, 2017 - 2021) is a large and transdisciplinary research project funded by the BIONÆR program, Norwegian Research Council. The project is coordinated by NMBU, and main partners are Nofima AS, NIBIO and Østfoldforskning. Additional 11 national and international partners are involved having key research activities along the chain from plant production, food processing, nutrition and health, consumer attitudes and markets, and analyses of environmental footprints.
FoodProFuture aims to develop the necessary knowledge platform for optimal production and utilization of Norwegian plant resources into tasty, healthy and attractive plant-based food products with high protein content. This will be an important stepping-stone to achieving a more sustainable diet with a reduced environmental footprint and improved health benefits for large population groups, and to enable the Norwegian food system to achieve economic gain both in the agricultural sector and in the food industry.
The PhD candidate will be a part of the FoodProFuture project research team, which also includes PhD students and postdocs working on other topics within the project. The project will aim to provide an interdisciplinary and creative environment for research and development for PhD students and postdocs.
The main goal of the PhD project is to improve agronomic strategies for food-grade grain legume production. The effect of management practices, including fertilization strategy, on the synthesis of starches and proteins during crop development will be the focus of field trails and controlled environment investigations. The PhD candidate will also be involved in a sustainability analysis and life cycle analysis of plant based protein production in Norway. 25 % of the position will be allocated to tasks within the variety-testing program conducted in the Department.
Salary and benefits
Wendy Waalen, tel +47 452 86 790
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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.
The Department of Grain and forage seed agronomy conducts applied soil and plant science research, with a focus on species, cultivars, crop rotations, plant protection, plant nutrition and fertilization practices and soil cultivation/soil structure.