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Oferta de trabajo: ¿Quieres hacer la tesis doctoral sobre agroecología en Noruega?

Oferta de trabajo: ¿Quieres hacer la tesis doctoral sobre agroecología en Noruega?

Aquí comparto una información que me ha llegado para los que estéis interesados en el mundo de la agroecología. Es una oferta de trabajo para hacer la tesis doctoral en la Universidad Noruega de Ciencias de la Vida. Teneís de tiempo hasta el 15 de octubre de 2014. Se necesita buen nivel de inglés y ganas de viajar a Noruega. El proyecto trata de implantar nuevos sistemas agroecológicos para a producción de alimentos basados en la agricultura ecológica y orgánica. ¡PINCHAR AQUÍ PARA VER LA OFERTA!

¡Suerte al que lo intente!


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Global challenges regarding energy and climate change, the environment, health, food safety, technology and renewable solutions, use and conservation of land and natural resources, and development of the bio-economy, requires greater effort. NMBU is well equipped to conduct further research in these fields. NMBU’s expertise spans entire value chains and includes both basic and applied research.

On 1 January 2014, the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science and the University of Life Sciences merged and became –NMBU, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. NMBU has 1700 employees and 5100 students, and is currently located on two campuses – Ås, about 30 km south of Oslo, and Adamstuen in Oslo.

Further information about NMBU is available on

PhD-position in Agroecology (re-announcement ) – 14/01389

At the Department of Plant Sciences (IPV) a position is open for an MSc candidate to complete a PhD degree in Agroecology. The PhD position is a non-permanent, time-limited position which aims at completing a PhD degree within the time frame set for a PhD program (three years full time).

IPV has approximately 80 employees, including permanent and temporary scientific staff, PhD students, post docs, technicians and administrative staff. The Department is organized into three sections: Plant production including Agroecology, Genetics and plant biology, and Urban horticulture and urban greening. See for additional information.

The project

The main objective of the PhD project is to facilitate and analyze the elaboration and implementation of more sustainable agri-food systems with emphasis on organically grown vegetables in a context of local production, value adding, consumption and resource recycling ( The research for the PhD degree will be conducted within a pilot project chaired by the County governor of Vestfold on development of organic vegetable production.

Profs. Tor Arvid Breland and Geir Lieblein will supervise the PhD candidate.

The candidate will enter into an approved PhD program for a PhD-degree at NMBU, with the intention to complete this program within a period of three years.

Main tasks

• Contribute to the facilitation of a participatory process of problem identification, visioning, analysis, action    planning and implementation of improvements in selected cases encompassing production, processing, distribution, sale, consumption and potential re-use of waste resources.
• Analyze to which extent suggested models and solutions comply with agreed-upon criteria for sustainable agri-food systems in the current contexts.
• Analyze the efficacy of the development process and identify obstacles and opportunities for the implementation of more sustainable solutions.


The candidate has recently obtained an MSc degree (or equivalent), preferably in Agroecology, Ecological Economics or similar.

A good command of English is required and of Norwegian highly desirable

Personality traits

  • Ability of independent work, initiative, and creative thinking
  • Analytical ability and academic approach to research
  • Ability to work in a research group

Gender aspects

NMBU is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to increase its number of female scientific employees. If a female and a male candidate are judged to have approximately equal qualifications, preference will be given to the female candidate.


Salaries start at level 50 upon employment, corresponding to NOK 429.400 per year, and follow ordinary meriting regulations. Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

Further information

For further information, please contact Professors Tor Arvid Breland, phone +47 64965640,, Geir Lieblein, phone +47 64965644, email: or Head of section Professor Anne Kjersti Uhlen, phone + 64965617, email:

How to apply

The application should be submitted via the link: ”Apply for this job” on this web page by 15th October 2014.

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically (e.g., copies of verified testimonies, certificates, publications including Master’s thesis etc.) should be sent threefold (3 copies of each) by regular mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Dept. Plant Sciences P.O Box 5003, N-1432 Aas, Norway. Quote reference number: 2014/01389.

A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian State Pension Fund.

According to the Freedom of Information Act § 25 the list of applicants for this position may be made public irrespective of whether the applicant has requested that his/her name be withheld.

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