Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the Department of Environmental Sciences (IMV) has an open PhD position for 3-year (full time) in grassland ecology/biogeochemistry. PhD project is on nitrogen use efficiency and N2O emissions in perennial cropping systems–the importance of below-ground processes. Reference number for the position is 16/04820

Academic qualifications

  • Applicant must have Master’s degree or a comparable degree (120 ECTS) in agronomy, ecology, biology, soil science or environmental sciences, which is preferably obtained within the last 5 years.
  • Applicant must be proficient in English.
  • Applicant is expected to demonstrate strong academic interest in modern biogeochemical research questions and basic understanding of suitable research approaches, including the use of stable isotopes.
  • Applicant must be proficient experimentalist, with interest to work both in the field and the laboratory. Interest in practical and societal aspects of Norwegian agronomy will be an asset.

Personal skills:

  • general interest in agronomy
  • Experience in field and/or lab work
  • Hands-on attitude to experimental and analytical work
  • Capability to work in a team with scientists and field technicians
  • Good communication skills (oral & written)
  • Scandinavian language fluency


Applications must include:

  • letter of intent
  • CV
  • Complete publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Academic grade transcripts (all certified)
  • 2 references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses)
  • Evidence of English proficiency
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Norway
Subject areas Agronomy, Ecology, Biology, Soil Science, Environmental Sciences
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Master’s in relevant subject
Deadline 15 November 2016

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