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Postdoctoral position in comparative cancer genetics in dogs

About the position

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a vacant 3-year Postdoctoral fellow position in comparative cancer genetic research (mammary gland/breast cancer) in dogs. The successful candidate will be included in the research group of medical genetics in the Department of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology.

The position is part of a 4-year project «Multiple breast malignancies in dogs; improved understanding of disease progression by human-canine comparison” funded by the Research Council of Norway and NMBU. The project is in close collaboration with Institute of Cancer Research at Oslo University Hospital. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in a larger research group working on mammary gland tumors in dogs and be concerned with comparative aspects between dogs and humans.

Main tasks

  • Bioinformatic analysis including mutation analysis (germline/somatic), expression analysis, whole genome sequence analysis, GWAS, candidate gene analysis, comparative DNA/RNA-analysis, study of potential regulatory elements.
  • Participate in practical molecular analysis including PCR, sequencing, detection of genetic variants, expression analysis, molecular subclassification, in situ hybridization, cellular microenvironment, development/implementation of necessary methods.
  • The candidate will play an important role in shaping the direction of the project both concerning molecular genetic techniques and bioinformatic methods.

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions.

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Competence

Required qualifications

  • PhD in bioinformatics or molecular biology. Candidates with PhD in medicine/veterinary medicine with good skills in bioinformatics may be considered. (PhD from abroad need to be official accepted/equal to Norwegian PhD).
  • Experience in bioinformatics and molecular genetics.
  • Good capabilities in both the spoken and written English language
  • Good IKT-skills.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Good experience with data-analysis /software in bioinformatics, including R-programming.
  • Experience in cell biology/cancer research.
  • Experience in laboratory work, cell biology, molecular biology.
  • Experience with supervision/teaching.
  • Experience in professional writing of papers.
  • Good capabilities in both the spoken and written Norwegian or Scandinavian language.

You need to:

  • Be able to work independently and in groups.
  • Be flexible and be able to do some of the work in the laboratory facilities at Oslo University Hospital (Oslo), when necessary.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have a strong professional motivation
  • Have good technical understanding and enjoy bioinformatic work as well as laboratory work.
  • Be patient and work accurately.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, salary grade 61-77 (NOK 563.500-765.600), depending on qualifications. The position follows ordinary meriting regulations.

For further information, please contact professor Frode Lingaas, phone +47 67232010, e-mail: frode.lingaas@nmbu.no

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 14.10.2022

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary medicine P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within deadline. Please quote reference number 22/04440

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at NMBU is the country’s only veterinary professional education and provide expertise in veterinary medicine and veterinary public health. The Faculty educates veterinarians, animal nurses and doctoral students in Veterinary Science and researches in veterinary medicine and related biomedical fields. We have 500 students and 430 employees.

The faculty consists of the departments of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology, Paraclinical Sciences, Production Animal Clinical Sciences and Companion Animal Clinical Sciences. We also run the Animal Hospital, which is closely linked to our research and education, and receives patients from all over the country.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 500 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


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Deadline

14th October 2022

Post expires on Friday October 14th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow – modelling soil carbon dynamics in outfields and permanent pastures

About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2-year postdoctoral position in soil carbon modelling.

The postdoctoral fellow will be a part of the project team in the NRC funded project “Animal health and pasture carbon dynamics in sustainability assessment of ruminant production systems (SUSCOW)”.  The project focuses on two important components for a sustainable food production, animal health status and carbon balance in permanent pastures, to document net GHG emissions and other climate impact factors related to ruminant production systems.

An essential part of the project is to quantify ecosystem storage of carbon in boral, and sub-alpine grasslands and permanent pastures used for grazing. The soil carbon sequestration potential of grazing in selected suckler cow beef production systems across Norway will be assessed. In addition, long term effects of sheep grazing on carbon dynamics and biodiversity will be determined in two contrasting alpine ecosystems in southern Norway with long term data sets. The successful candidate will primarily use the introductory carbon balance model (ICBM), a sub-model to assess soil carbon balances in whole-farm models such as HolosNor (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2012.12.016) and HolosNorBeef (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104091). Alternative soil carbon models may be considered.

Main tasks

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required for the position.

  • Determine levels and variation in ecosystem storage of carbon in permanent pastures and outfields used for grazing across different climatic regions in Norway
  • Improve spatio-temporal estimates of the carbon sequestration potential of suckler cow grazing in outfields and on permanent pastures under different climatic and edaphic conditions in Norway
  • Use measures of soil C stocks and distribution in different pools from permanent pastures and outfields for calibrating and validating the selected soil C model
  • Compare the ICBM model with other soil C models such as RothC, CENTURY, DNDC or N14C and assess their potentials to be used as a sub-model for soil C balances in the whole-farm models HolosNor and HolosNorBeef

The successful candidate is expected to submit a research – and progress plan for the postdoctoral research during the first months of the appointment.

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Competence

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications:

  • PhD degree within a relevant scientific field such as specialization in soil science or agronomy, preferably obtained within the last 5 years.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific publication in scientific peer-review journals
  • Knowledge and experience with carbon sequestration and C models
  • Solid foundation in statistics and experimental design 

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Knowledge of biogeochemical modelling and processes
  • Experience with field work and soil-chemical and -physical analysis in the laboratory.
  • Scientific publications in soil carbon modelling
  • Understanding of geospatial analysis
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language
  • Driving license

You need to:

  • be solution oriented and possess the ability for independent work, displaying initiative and careful thought
  • have an analytical and academic approach to research questions
  • have good collaborative/social skills
  • have strong communication skills along with robust technical writing skills in English

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 61-77) (NOK 563 500-765 600), depending on qualifications. The position follows ordinary meriting regulations.

For further information, please contact Dr. Vegard Martinsen, researcher at MINA, NMBU. E-mail: vegard.martinsen@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 18 48 or Professor Jan Mulder, MINA, NMBU. E-mail: jan.mulder@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 18 52.

Contact Dr. Vegard Martinsen, researcher at MINA, NMBU.

E-mail: vegard.martinsen@nmbu.no or Stine Samsonstuen, researcher at BIOVIT, NMBU, E-mail: stine.samsonstuen@nmbu.no who upon request will send the project description and relevant publications to the applicant.

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 11.10.2022

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 11.10.2022. Please quote reference number 22/02050.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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Deadline

11th October 2022

Post expires on Tuesday October 11th, 2022

PhD scholarship within fish ecology and alpine aquatic community ecology

About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), has a vacant 3-year PhD position related to salmonid species in alpine lakes (Canada).

The main objectives of this PhD project: 1) understanding and quantifying baseline status of these ecosystems and 2) identifying the processes that are the most susceptible to alter this baseline in response to global climate change. In order to meet these objectives, we will sample the food-web of alpine lakes during the winter and summer, during three years in the Chic-Chocs mountains of Quebec, Canada. This project will adopt an approach at the nexus of biogeochemistry and community ecology to better describe and understand these unique ecosystems, with an emphasis on three salmonid species (e.i., Arctic charr, brook charr and lake trout). Winter conditions are poorly understood factors that may determine summertime characteristics, resulting in cascading effects between seasons and food webs (e.g., phytoplankton, zooplankton, and fish).

The candidate will have access to a wide range of data – habitat use and diet (isotopes and fatty acids and acoustic telemetry data) and growth (juvenile and adult growth rate based on back-calculated otoliths), and their expressions at different scales of intra- and interspecific competition and through different environmental conditions (seasons and years).

The research conducted in this position will be closely linked to a key task of the recently established knowledge hub from the Canadian Mountain Network (https://www.canadianmountainnetwork.ca/fr/research/knowledge-hubs/developing-knowledge-of-aquatic-realities-in-chic-choc-mountains), where NMBU is the co-leader of this network.

The applicant is made aware that an application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

  •  To study cascading effects of winter conditions on fish population dynamics and through the food-webs: top-down, bottom-up, and feedback loops
  • Conduct field work in alpine lakes in the Chic-Chocs (Canada).
  • Use a wide range of data, from telemetry (e.g., habitat use) growth, isotopes and fatty acids of three salmonid species, to food-web components.
  • Collaborate closely with other students and researchers in the fields of fish ecology, limnology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and genomics.
  • The specific tasks will be adjusted to the candidate’s interest and background.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Competence

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant scientific field, such as fish ecology, aquatic ecology, or environmental science. Preferably obtained within the last 5 years.

The following experiences and skills will be advantageous:

  • Experience with aquatic field work.
  • Knowledge of telemetry is a strong asset.
  • Familiarity with alpine limnology and fish population dynamic.
  • Scientific publications within related subjects.
  • Experience from field work in remote locations.
  • Knowledge of statistics and R

You need to:

  • be solution-oriented and possess the ability for independent work displaying initiative and careful thought.
  • have an analytical and academic approach to research questions.
  • have good collaborative/social skills.
  • have a keen interest in spending prolonged field work periods in Canada.
  • have strong skills in written English and experience with academic writing.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 501 200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Dr. Louise Chavarie, researcher at MINA, NMBU; E-mail: louise.chavarie@nmbu.no or Dr. Jean-Sébastien Moore; E-mail: jean-sebastien.moore@bio.ulaval.ca.

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 21.10.2022

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Diploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original lan-guage. An English translation of these documents must also be at-tached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works)

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


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Deadline

21st October 2022

Post expires on Friday October 21st, 2022

PhD position within infrared sensor technology for food quality assessment

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD–position to establish infrared photonic devices food quality measurements. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

The PhD projects will be within the development and application infrared sensor technology based on mid-infrared lasers and LED.

Project and supervisor group

Prof. Dr. Achim Kohler, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Volha Shapaval and Prof. Pål From at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway and Professor Dr. Boris Mizaikoff at Ulm University in Germany.

The PhD position is part of the digifoods research center: https://digifoods.no 

An application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

  • Establish two infrared setups based on new light sources (LED and QCL) for food quality measurement. For the PhD project, brand-new  optical components such as LEDs and QCLs will be designed, manufactured and provided by project partners. The PhD student will need to combine these light sources with state-of-the-art waveguides and detectors and establish the optical setups. The optical setups will serve as lab prototypes for portable and handheld devices. The PhD student will work in a strong international team with all scientific expertise needed for fulfilling the project.
  • Use the setups and different light sources for developing food quality measurement applications:
    • Measuring lipid composition in different food products
    • Detection of mildew on plant materials
    • Air monitoring in food production
    • Combine infrared sensing technologies with robotics
  • Analyze infrared data employing chemometrics and machine learning methods and correlate infrared data related to food quality and contamination.
  • When the optical setups are developed, possibilities for integrating them in robotic systems developed within the DIGIFOODS center will be investigated.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

The candidate will need to have research stays at Ulm University in Germany for the development of optical designs and prototypes for food quality applications.

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Competence

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year master’s degree or a cand.med.vet. degree, with a learning outcome corresponding to the descriptions in the Norwegian Qualification Framework, second cycle. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master in photonics or physics
  • Experience with design and establishment of optical setups
  • Fluent English both written and oral
  • Experience with photonics sensors or spectroscopic measurements

Experience in one or several of the following areas is desired:

  • Experience with infrared spectroscopy
  • Experience with applications of photonics devices in live sciences or the medical sciences
  • Experience with data science

You need to:

  • be able to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary research team and needs to describe these skills in the application.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 501.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Professor Achim Kohler, E-mail: achim.kohler@nmbu.no; phone +4798418248

(do not use this e-mail for application, it is only for questions)

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 10.10.2022

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3)
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works). If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


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Deadline

10th October 2022

Post expires on Monday October 10th, 2022

PhD Scholarship within Chemistry and Biotechnology

About the position

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three year PhD–position related to chemistry and biotechnology, with the possibility of extension for up to one year if teaching and other work duties are agreed upon. 

The current transition from an oil-based economy to a circular bioeconomy implies full utilization of processed biomass. Thus, the food industry is constantly working to improve processing of raw materials and side-streams, with the aim of full utilization and increasing profitability. The development of high-end products for food, nutraceutical or pharmaceutical purposes from food processing side-streams is an important part of this development. To achieve this, it is necessary to improve our understanding of how the raw material composition, processing parameters and choice of operations influence the products’ physiochemical properties. The overall aim of the PhD project is to develop novel processes and high-end product applications by the valorization of side-streams from the meat and seafood industry. Collagen and the respective product applications will constitute an important part of the project, and the development of analytical tools for understanding and optimizing biomass processing will be a central part of the work.

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic candidate for a PhD within chemistry and biotechnology. The PhD project has a strong multidisciplinary profile containing elements from organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, spectroscopy, chemometrics, food science and others. Candidates that thrive and have experience working in a multidisciplinary environment are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The position will be part of ongoing activities at both NMBU and Nofima with the purpose to develop novel technology to produce high-end products through valorization of protein-rich food processing side-streams. The work will be carried out at Ås, Norway, and the candidate will collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team from NMBU, Nofima and relevant food industry partners.

The applicant is made aware that an application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD program at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

  • Plan and perform process experiments using protein-rich side-streams from food industry.
  • Develop analytical tools for monitoring and controlling the processes.
  • Analyze obtained experimental data applying chemometrics.
  • Identify and leverage key physiochemical success factors.
  • Participate in meetings with research partners and industry.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

KBM laboratoriet

Competence

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year master’s degree with a learning outcome corresponding to the descriptions in the Norwegian Qualification Framework, second cycle. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. Written and oral communication skills in a Scandinavian language will be emphasized. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • MSc in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or related area.
  • Experience from relevant laboratory work and experimental design.
  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Very good written and oral communication skills in a Scandinavian language.
  • Experience with protein chemistry and bioprocessing.
  • Hands-on experience with infrared (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
  • Experience with multivariate data analysis, statistics, optics, or food quality.
  • It is beneficial to have an interest and/or skills in programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python or R).

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 501.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Kenneth Aase Kristoffersen

E-mail: kenneth.aase.kristoffersen@nmbu.no; phone +47 67231669

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 20.10.2022

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Please note that applications that lack a motivation letter clearly stating why the candidate is qualified and motivated for this project will be disregarded.
  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3)
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works). If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) employs about 160 people. Currently about 50 PhD students are enrolled into our PhD program. KBM represents a broad range of scientific fields encompassing basic natural sciences such as microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry as well as the application of these towards food chemistry, technology and safety, biotechnology, bioprocessing and environmental issues. The Faculty is responsible for education, research and information within our fields of expertise and also has state-of-the-art instrumentation to perform research within these fields. KBM collaborates in networks and research projects both nationally and internationally. 


Further information: https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/kbm 

Bioteknologibygningen NMBU

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


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Deadline

20th October 2022

Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2022

PhD scholarship within Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology

About the position

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food science at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position in microbiology, related to environmental biotechnology. The position will be anchored in the group for Microbial Ecology and Physiology (MEP) and the cross-Faculty collaboration NMBU-Nitrogen group (NMBUNG).

MEP/NMBUNG are at the forefront of research on ecophysiology of denitrifying prokaryotes: organisms that can sustain respiratory metabolism by reducing nitrate to molecular nitrogen.  We have done ground-breaking research on the physiology and regulatory biology of such organisms, primarily motivated by the fact that their metabolism is the main source of the climate gas N2O in the atmosphere. Our research has paved the way for biotechnological inventions to reduce the emissions of N2O. 

Recently, we decided to use our knowledge for a completely different task: to develop a new cultivation strategy for production of single cell protein, based on anaerobic respiration (thus independent of costly O2-provision). High density culturing of bacteria is a promising future protein source, because bacterial biomass can be produced domestically and provide food security irrespective of local climate or access to land. Moreover, it opens avenues for sustainable food production for the growing world population, based on industrial side-streams, simple organics, or “water and air”.

The 4-year project, AnaPro, is funded by the Novo Nordic Foundation and the aim is to further develop our patent pending anaerobic culturing approach by the same name. The process is in its infancy, but with far-reaching potential. We will explore the imperatives for successful high-density culturing of denitrifying bacteria, we will begin to develop strategies for autotrophic, H2-based growth under anaerobic conditions, and we will search for high-yield strains and organisms with a non-canonical denitrification machinery.

The AnaPro team already consists of the PI (Dr Linda Bergaust), one researcher and a PhD-student, and we are now looking for another PhD-student to fill the last spot on our team. In addition to the core members, we are joined by associated colleagues: Professors Lars Bakken and Svein Jarle Horn (NMBU), Dr Herwig Bachmann (VU Amsterdam) and Professor Mark van Loosdrecht (TU, Delft). Our work will be embedded in the MEP and NMBU-N group with strong links and synergies with other ongoing projects.

The PhD student will collaborate closely with their AnaPro-colleagues, but with a particular focus on exploring the potential of hydrogenotrophic denitrification for high cell density culturing, using a selection of model strains and new isolates. 

Main tasks

The PhD-student will contribute to our ongoing research on the imperatives of high-density culturing, with emphasis on hydrogenotrophic denitrification.

Tasks will include:

  • Studying the respiratory physiology of selected hydrogenotrophic denitrifiers through detailed gas kinetics, using our robotized incubation systems
  • Explore their genetic potential and regulation
  • Explore their potential for high density culturing in terms of biomass yield and -composition

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Competence

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year master’s degree, with a learning outcome corresponding to the descriptions in the Norwegian Qualification Framework, second cycle. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject (microbiology).

Required Academic qualifications

  • The successful applicant must hold (or expect to complete within ultimo December 2022) a master’s degree, with a grade corresponding to B or better, within the field of biosciences
  • The successful candidate must have experience with culturing of prokaryotes

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Candidates experienced in one or more out of the following will be preferred:
  • Microbial physiology
  • Molecular techniques
  • Proteomics
  • Enzyme kinetics
  • Bioinformatics

Desired traits:

  • Accuracy and patience with experimental work
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral English
  • Analytical skills
  • Interest and ability to collaborate closely with supervisors and partners
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility, robustness and staying power

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 501.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Dr. Linda Bergaust (Associate Professor). E-mail: linda.bergaust@nmbu.no; phone +47 67232449

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 01.10.2022

Applications without a cover letter that clearly explains why the candidate is qualified and motivated for the position will not be considered.

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works)

About The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) employs about 160 people. Currently about 50 PhD students are enrolled into our PhD program. KBM represents a broad range of scientific fields encompassing basic natural sciences such as microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry as well as the application of these towards food chemistry, technology and safety, biotechnology, bioprocessing and environmental issues. The Faculty is responsible for education, research and information within our fields of expertise and also has state-of-the-art instrumentation to perform research within these fields. KBM collaborates in networks and research projects both nationally and internationally. 


Further information: https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/kbm 

Bioteknologibygningen NMBU

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


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Deadline

1st October 2022

Post expires on Saturday October 1st, 2022

PhD position within Timber Engineering

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD–position related to assessment of the dynamic performances of CLT and other timber floors in superstructures of multi-storey buildings and pedestrian bridges. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

The PhD research project will focus on assessing the dynamic behaviour of lightweight superstructures developed from cross laminated timber (CLT) including floors constructed in buildings corresponding to various occupancy categories.

Massive timber plates known collectively as CLT has entered the building industry with better green credentials as an alternative to reinforced concrete (RC). Besides wood as a raw material is renewable and much more sustainable than other mineral resource materials. However, using timber products is not simply a matter of substituting one type of material for another. Optimal exploitation of timber as a construction material requires supporting material appropriate architectural and engineering design and construction practice knowhow.

Significant advances in creation of the necessary knowhow have been made, but some major gaps in knowledge remain as blockages to full release of the potential of timber products like CLT.  An important knowledge gap is absence of fully developed engineering design methods for predicting how CLT floor slabs will vibrate when subjected to dynamic forces such as human footfall impacts.

Therefore, a goal to be addressed in this project is to match or exceed knowhow for engineering vibrational serviceability design of elevated floors employed in design of RC, steel concrete composite (SC) systems or other alternatives to using CLT as floor slabs. Questions relating to design parameters that are judged as performance indicators and precursors to design guidelines will be addressed. 

The PhD candidate will be expected to participate in activities to support the Eurocode 5 and other international efforts aimed at creating robustly reliable vibration serviceability assessment methods for CLT and other timber floor systems. This is contributing to activities of the Sub-Committee/Working Group on serviceability for Eurocode 5, The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST Actions) and the International Network on Timber Engineering Research (INTER).

An application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

  • Desk study of the scientific literature and state-of-the-art on existing approaches for predicting and assessing the vibration serviceability performance of floors including Human Structure Interaction (HIS) models.
  • Design of field in-situ experiments on the dynamic identification of CLT floors in superstructures of building of various occupancy classes – domestic dwellings, school buildings, office complex and commercial buildings etc.
  • Comparison of field measured data with those in literature and experimental results for isolated CLT floors tested in laboratories.
  • Development of complex numerical modelling techniques, based on finite element representations, for accurate prediction of modal frequencies, mode shapes and time history responses of CLT slabs with HIS. This is a benchmark model for assessing capabilities of simplified analysis techniques and the foundation for broadening study of CLT slab systems too large for laboratory investigations.
  • Development of alternative design guidelines for the assessment of the dynamic performance of CLT and other lightweight timber flooring systems. Consideration into the Norwegian National Rules.
  • At least 3 publications in internationally scientifically indexed journals
  • 2-3 presentations at international scientific conferences.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Competence

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year master’s degree or a cand.med.vet. degree, with a learning outcome corresponding to the descriptions in the Norwegian Qualification Framework, second cycle. Candidates submitting MSs thesis within 30. November 2022 may be considered. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • Internationally recognised Master’s degree with high academic standing in Civil/structural engineering or related discipline.
  • A good background in mechanical vibrations or structural dynamics is recommended

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Strong knowledge in structural analysis
  • Understanding of wood, its mechanical properties and structural wood design
  • Good background in dynamics of structures
  • Design of experiments and data analysis/statistics for structural engineers or similar
  • Experimental experience
  • Experience in Finite Element numerical modelling of mechanical components in structures.
  • Good background in developing codes using MTALAB and/or PYTHON
  • Solid analytical background in developing closed form solutions.
  • Experiences in publications in international scientific journals and conferences will be considered an advantage

You need to:

  • Have interest in applied scientific research
  • Be a team player
  • Be a self-motivated and well-organised candidate with good communication skills

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017.

PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 491.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor, Ebenezer Ussher, E-mail: ebenezer.ussher@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 14 51

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NMBU

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 30.11.2022

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3)
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works). If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.


 Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

30th November 2022

Post expires on Thursday December 1st, 2022