Career at NordGen

Woman leaning towards a plant and examining its leaves with a man looking over her shoulder.Working at NordGen means working for future generations. As a NordGen employee, you share our vision of a society where a diversity of genetic resources leads to sustainable solutions. With us, garden engineers, scientists, economists, plant experts and many other professional groups work with the common goal of preserving and promoting sustainable use of genetic resources.

As an employee of NordGen, you are part of a tightly welded group of people who enjoy and develop at work in both a Nordic and international environment. To us, balancing work and private life is a matter of course, just as receiving good personal benefits and a gourmet breakfast each Friday. At NordGen, you can work with administrative tasks or research at one of our offices or being part of maintaining the Nordic seed collection in one of our laboratories or in the greenhouses and fields. Our head office and NordGen Plants is situated at the SLU campus, close to the beautiful park of Alnarp just outside of Malmö. NordGen Forest and NordGen Farm Animals have their offices in Ås, outside of Oslo.

Open position: Department Manager to the genebank

Currently, we are looking for a Department Manager who will lead the different teams working in the genebank. You will be responsible for operations related to the Nordic seed collection and our greenhouses, fields, and laboratories. Further, you are responsible for the operation of the quality assurance system. It is a position with a broad and cross-cutting area of responsibility that requires you to be able to work independently and with colleagues within the organization. You will lead two experienced team leaders responsible for their respective teams of employees and will also have direct reports. An important part of the position is also to interact with Nordic and international research institutions, private companies, and other stakeholders working with plant genetic resources. Does this sound interesting? Read more and apply through the button below.

Apply for the position as Department Manager to the genebank


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Other positions within the Nordic cooperation

NordGen is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, which is the official body for inter-governmental co-operation in the Nordic Region. Right now we have no vacancies at NordGen, but if you are interested in other services within the Nordic cooperation, click on the button below.

Available positions in the Nordic cooperation