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A PhD student for the EU project ProRefine – Biorefining forage legumes
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Date Posted Sep. 26, 2018
Title A PhD student for the EU project ProRefine – Biorefining forage legumes
University Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Department Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden
Application Deadline Oct. 11, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Graduate Student
  • Dairy Science
    Animal Science
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General
 
 

Biorefining forage legumes for local production of protein

Description:
In Sweden, dairy production is an important sector of agriculture, and access to feed protein is crucial for the sector’s resource efficiency and profitability, not least for organic production. Legumes such as beans are a good source of protein, but cultivation of beans in Sweden is risky compared with forage crops. One possibility to increase local protein availability is to fractionate/refine forage, to increase the protein value in certain fractions of the crop.
The aim of the PhD student project is to evaluate the potential for bio-refining techniques for perennial legume crops. The work includes field studies, feed analyzes and modeling. The studies are part of a larger European project about processing of organic forage crops "ProRefine", which involves close collaboration with researchers in Scandinavia and Europe. Read more about the project at https://www.nibio.no/en/projects/prorefine

Qualifications:
You have an agronomist or master’s degree in plant science, animal science or related discipline. Experience with field experiments, feed quality, statistical analysis and modeling are meritorious. Good English skills (both written and oral) are required. A European driving license and ability to understand and speak Swedish or another Scandinavian language are meritorious.

Place of work: UmeƄ

For full details and application visit SLU’s jobs and vacancies website:
https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/jobs-vacancies/


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Contact Information

 
  • David Parsons
    Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    Skogmarksgrand
    Umeå
    Sweden
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  • +46 (0) 90-786 8713
  • david.parsons@slu.se

 

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