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Coordinator

Company:

Nordic Genetic Resource Center

Phone number:

 +46 40 536640

Fax number:

 

Address:

Smedjevägen 3, SE-230 53 Alnarp, Sweden

E-mail:

info@nordgen.org

Website:

www.nordgen.org

 

Description of the Company:

NordGen – Nordic Genetic Resource Center – 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.

Number of employees: 30

 

Company contact person:

Sara Ingelstrand

Job title:

 Coordinator

Phone number:

+46 40 536656

E-mail:

sara.ingelstrand@nordgen.org

 

 

 

Platsbeskrivning/Vacancy description

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Employer´s name:

Nordic Genetic Resource Center

Job title for vacancy:

Senior scientist for NordGen plants

 

Number of posts:

1

 

 

Qualifications:

Professional training, experience, language skills etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NordGen has a vacancy for a competent and interested plant expert, a full time position at NordGen in Alnarp, Sweden The job responsibilities will lie within our Plant section, today consisting of 14 colleagues. The primary responsibility will be sustainable conservation and utilization of vegetables, herbs and medicinal plant collections. The work include scientific and practical tasks related to acquisition  and collection of seeds, registration of passport data, regeneration and multiplication of material, characterization and evaluation of material, publication of results and information sharing.

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the Nordic genebank collection of vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants.
  • Network roles – responsible for the Nordic working group for potato, vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants and participant in selected European gene bank networks (ECPGR and AEGIS).
  • Contact person to farmer networks and seed savers organizations.
  • Project management for externally funded projects (in agreement with the director).
  • Actively seek and apply additional funding of activities and projects for NordGen Plants that are relevant to the organization's strategic goals.
  • Promoting the conservation and sustainable use of PGR, seek to develop, maintain and use Nordic network to do so.

 

Your qualifications:

  • Higher academic education (preferably PhD) within plant breeding, population genetics, conservation genetics or quantitative genetics.
  • Knowledge of one of the Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian or Swedish) ​​and English is required.
  • Working experience appreciated:
    • Cultivation in greenhouse and field
    • Preservation of genetic resources and/or plant breeding or related disciplines

 

The Senior Scientist will report directly to NordGens director.

NordGen offers:

  • An exciting position in a professional and international working environment.
  • 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 of an additional 4 years. Other working conditions are given by the regulation of the employment agreements of the State of Sweden
  • Salary according to individual agreement.
  • Possibilities to develop personal competence.

Place of work:

Alnarp, Sweden

Hours per week:

40

Contract:
(permanent, temporary):

Permanent

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Salary:

According to individual agreement

How to apply:

More information and application through this link

https://norden.emply.net/recruitment/VacancyAd.aspx?vacancyId=265

Last application date:

2015-02-08

Additional Information:
(Does the employer help with acommodation, interview and/or relocation costs etc?)

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.

Company contact person for this vacancy (incl title):

Árni Bragason, Director

Svein Solberg, Senior Scientist

 

Phone number:

Árni Bragason  +4640536644

Svein Solberg  +46702798991

 

E-mail:

arni.bragason@nordgen.org


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