Senior advisor for the Svalbard Seed Vault
NordGen – Nordic Genetic Resource Center is searching for a Senior advisor for the Svalbard Seed Vault
Nordgen is an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers, working with conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of farm animals, forest trees and agricultural plants.
Our main objectives are to secure genetic diversity and thus, the biological basis for renewable resources, and to be in forefront at the international level both as a service and knowledge centre for the management of genetic resources of farm animals, forest trees and plants. NordGen is responsible for the Nordic Gene Bank of seed and administrates the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. NordGen has 32 persons employed and has its main office at Alnarp, Sweden, close to Malmoe. NordGen also has a smaller division at Ås, Norway.
Strong knowledge and experience in plant genetic resources, with higher academic education (MSc or PhD) in genetics, conservation genetics, agriculture/or breeding or related disciplines.
Strong English communication skills are required as well as knowledge of one of the Scandinavian languages.
Working experience obtained from research and development, breeding organizations, conservation organisations, international processes and networking and/or public administration is appreciated. Media communication experience is a strong asset.
More information and application through this link
Employment contract according to the regulations of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The employment contract will be signed first for 4 years with the possibility for an additional 4 years.
The position requires regular travelling to Svalbard, 3-5 times a year.
For further information:
Contact for vacancy is Director Árni Bragason, tel: +46738171215 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last application date is 01.04.2015.