Tingvoll gard
Tingvoll gard

Vacancy as PhD candidate in agroecology!

The position is linked to a new ERA-project named PROENV - Balancing production and environment.

If you are a Msc in agroecology or equivalent subjects, who also qualifies to PhD studies, we'll be interested in hearing from you!


The position is a recruitment position with the goal of later permanent employment in NORSØK.

The PhD study will be carried out as part of the project «Balancing production and environment (PROENV)». The project is an ERA-network project and is led by Aarhus University, Denmark, and has partners in Norway, Spain and Italy.

The purpose of the project is to gain knowledge and tools to achieve an optimal balance between agricultural production and environmental effects by optimizing the distribution of livestock manure in time and place. PhD will work with systems analysis and modeling, and look in particularities at the effect of intensifying livestock production on greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, nutrient balances, biodiversity and economics. As part of this, we will investigate the effect of ecological and agro-ecological methods as an alternative to intensive agricultural production.

Office location will be at NORSØK at Tingvoll in Norway. A short stay at Aarhus University is included, as part of the PhD study.

Professional qualification requirements:

It demands:
- science education at MSc level in agroecology or equivalent
- that the research fellow is qualified for admission to PhD education

Other demands:
- good in English written and oral
- be able to participate in oral communication in a Nordic language
- knowledge of Norwegian and / or European agriculture

It will count positively with:
- previous work experience (especially in agriculture)
- relevant additional education
- experience from computer modeling and interdisciplinary collaboration
- experience from working with large amounts of data

Personal characteristics/suitability:
- motivation for research career
- ability for abstract thinking and systems thinking
- large work capacity and implementation ability
- ability to work independently and efficiently
- good collaboration and communication skills

NORSØK offers:
- a good and stimulating work environment
- challenging and independent work tasks
- pension scheme in the Government Pension Fund
- various welfare schemes
- help to obtain housing

Salary and employment conditions:
Salary according to current agreements.

Further information:
Further information is available by contacting general manager Turid Strøm, tel. 407 69 922, E-mail: turid.strom@norsok.no or project manager Sissel Hansen, tel. 901 31 782 E-mail: sissel.hansen@norsok.no

Submit application:
Applications with CV, diplomas and certificates are sent electronically to post@norsok.no
Mark the application «PhD application».

Application deadline: 03.12.21