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Senior researcher/associate professor – Nitrogen Cycling in Cropping Systems with Legumes

06.06.2017 - Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University

The Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, is looking for one to two dedicated senior researcher/associate professors within the area nitrogen cycling in cropping systems with legumes.

Research area and duties
Nitrogen cycling in agroecosystems in relation to productivity and environmental impacts constitutes a core research area in the overall research and educational portfolio of the Department of Agroecology, and aligns closely with the obligations of the department to support authorities and the agroindustry with research based policy support. Both in conventional and organic farming, grassland legumes play an important role with small external inputs, and grain legumes have the potential to replace imported protein. The perspective of the senior reseacher or associate professorship is to strengthen ongoing research in plant-soil nitrogen cycling with particular emphasis on the legume component of cropping systems.

The mission of the senior researcher or associate professorship will be basic and applied research on grain and forage legumes and their impact on the productivity and sustainability of cropping systems with particular emphasis on the fate of legume derived nitrogen in the soil. The duties include teaching and supervision of undergraduates, PhD students and post docs. The senior researcher or associate professorship involves theoretical and experimental research on the role of legumes in plant production, the impact of legumes on soil fertility, and mitigation of the environmental load of legume based cropping systems. The duties also include participation in research-based advice and policy support to national authorities and the agro-industry. The senior researcher or associate professorship shall encourage cross-disciplinary research, and through international cooperation’s attract research funding from national and international sources.

All applications must be made online and received by: 01.08.2017

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