The Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK) is an independent foundation aimed at developing organic agriculture in Norway. NORSØK have recently received funding from Møre and Romsdal county council to educate a PhD-student graduated in soil and plant science, where marine resources (fish, seaweed) will be assessed and tested as recycled organic fertilizers. The doctoral thesis will be the central part of the project «Marine rest raw materials for fertilizers to organic agriculture» (RESTOR).
The PhD-student will be employed at NORSØK, Tingvoll in Møre and Romsdal county, where about 30 scientists from NORSØK, NIBIO and other enterprises are located and compose an inspiring environment. There will be a close contact with the responsible university, NTNU in Ålesund and Trondheim, and with the institute RISE in Uppsala, Sweden. Organic agriculture is still a niche in Norway, and dependent on broad international cooperation. Hence, participation in international projects will be a natural track of development. The position is planned as a recruitment within one of the very central working fields of NORSØK.
More information about the project and the position is available with director Turid Strøm, +47-40769922, or senior researcher Anne-Kristin Løes, +47-40479962. You can also get in touch by e-mail, email@example.com.
Read more about NORSØK’s work with soil, plants and animal husbandry at www.norsok.no.