Researcher/ senior researcher in genetics of forest trees

NIBIO - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
September 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

he Department of Forest Genetics and Biodiversity has a vacant permanent position in genetics of forest trees. Genetics is a pillar for our research on forest tree breeding, and we further pursue epigenetics, genetic structure/diversity of species and genetic questions in ecology. NIBIO has a formal collaboration agreement with the Norwegian Forest Seed Station who has the practical responsibility for the national forest tree breeding. In addition, the Department is involved in various administrative management efforts at the European, Nordic and national levels. The position is located at Ås. The position involves some travelling.


Work tasks and responsibility

A main task for the position is to assist the forest tree breeding with necessary genetic knowledge to ensure continuing development of methods to increase the efficiency and maintain sustainability of tree breeding. Other tasks are to research genetic structure, adaptation and molecular ecology of forest trees for use in gene resource management. The researcher will be responsible for developing proposals and carrying out projects within these fields. The research questions are not limited to tree species. Specifically, the new employee is to work on:

  • Genomics and population genetics

  • Implementing and developing methods in forest tree breeding based on quantitative and molecular data

  • Dissemination for the scientific and forestry community

  • Surveys and management task, e.g. in cooperation with the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre

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