The Department of Animal and Aquaculture Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three year PhD position related to management of cow and calf in a cow-calf contact system.

About the position:
  • The position is jointly funded by the FFL/JA project SUCCEED and the Faculty of Biosciences.
  • The SUCCEED project is led by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute and involves national as well as international partners within the academic and private sector.
  • The position is intended to start in August 2020.


  • Applicant must hold master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as Animal Science, Animal Husbandry or Veterinary Science
  • Interest in and motivation for the topic as well as for scientific work
  • Experience of scientific work and publication, practical work with cattle
  • Good communication and collaborative skills and good analytical skills
  • Independence, resourcefulness and critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate in a Scandinavian language
  • Driver’s license
  • Applicant must have good English skills (written and spoken)


Apply online and applications should include (electronically) the following:

  • A letter of intent
  • CV
  • Full publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified)
  • List of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Animal Science, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Master’s degree
Deadline 1st August 2020

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