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Postdoctoral fellow in geodesy

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant two year Post Doctoral–position in geodesy.

The position is related to the SAR altimetry for sea-level rise and GRAVity field modeling in the Norwegian coastal zone (SARGRAV) project. SARGRAV will exploit new-generation SAR altimetry and determine a mean sea surface for the Norwegian coast, in combination with other sea-level observations. Several applications of the mean sea surface will then be investigated in detail, such as coastal marine gravity field determination, coastal sea-level change and vertical land motion due to postglacial rebound. The project will ultimately contribute to the realization of a seamless vertical reference frame on land and on sea.

SARGRAV is closely related to the recent Sea level, geoid and geodetic reference frame for sustainable development along the Norwegian coast (SEGREF) PhD project. The candidate will collaborate with REALTEK’s research group in geodesy, which, in recent years, has focused on regional gravity field, sea level, and ocean dynamics in the coastal zone. The group also has absolute and relative gravimetry instrumentation at its disposal. The candidate is expected to take part in, as well as plan and carry out field work with these and other observation platforms as necessary or possible. He/she will collaborate with international partners as well as with scientists from geodesy, remote sensing and oceanography on the institutional and national level.

Main tasks

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

Important tasks will be:

  • Data collection, evaluation and preparation
  • Improvement of the altimetric sea surface products currently available at REALTEK by exploiting the latest coastal retrackers and correction models, and combine data from relevant new-generation altimetry missions (CryoSat-2, SARAL/AltiKa, Sentinel-3A/B)
  • Apply the altimetric mean sea surface for modeling of the marine gravity field in the Norwegian coastal zone
  • Combine long-term sea-level recorder time series with new-generation altimetry for the determination of sea-level rise and vertical land motion along the Norwegian coast
  • Improve current geophysical models of postglacial rebound by incorporating alternative deglaciation histories and considering lateral variations in rheological assumptions
  • Collaboration with the SEGREF PhD project
  • Cooperation with national and international research partners
  • Dissemination of scientific results
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Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

Required Academic qualifications:

  • PhD degree in geodesy/geomatics, or related disciplines such as geophysics or applied mathematics

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Specialization within physical geodesy
  • Experience with satellite altimetry, gravimetry, and geoid   computation
  • Experience in GIA-modeling
  • Experience with field work using various sensors in geomatics
  • Scientific programming skills
  • Student/research exchange abroad

You should possess:

  • Strong scientific capacity and analytical skills
  • Good social and collaborative skills
  • Good oral and written English proficiency

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-67 (NOK 523.200-605.500), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact Postdoctoral Fellow Vegard Ophaug at vegard.ophaug@nmbu.no, Associate Professor Christian Gerlach at gerlach@badw.de, or Associate Professor Kristian Breili at kristian.breili@kartverket.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: 15.06.2020

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 Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15.06.2020. Please quote reference number 20/01635.

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

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.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellow within fungal fermentation for production of multifunctional fungal biomass

About the position

The Faculty of Sience and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant two year Post Doctoral–position related to

the development of fungal fermentation processes for valorizing different forestry, agricultural and food rest materials and by-products and production of multifunctional fungal biomass.

The PostDoc position is funded by the NFR MATFONDAVATLE project BYPROVALUE ‘Multifunctional high-value fungal biomass from the Norwegian agriculture supply chain by-products’.

BYPROVALUE project aims at utilizing the unique potential of the versatile metabolism of oleaginous fungi to develop a sustainable process for the conversion of agriculture supply chain by-products, namely animal fat and protein fractions from meat industry, brewery rests, and sugar-rich lignocellulose hydrolysates, into high-value multifunctional biomass by fungal fermentation.

The PostDoc project will provide a detailed understanding on:

(1) How to formulate fermentation substrate from the selected food supply chain by-products;

(2) What are the optimal process parameters for the production of the multifunctional fungal biomass;

(3) How to monitor biomass production by vibrational spectroscopy;

Project and supervisor group

Assoc. Prof. Volha Shapaval, Prof. Achim Kohler, Dr. Boris Zimmermann at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Main tasks

  • Developing fermentation substrate based on different forestry, agricultural and food rest materials and by-products;
  • Developing and optimizing submerged fungal fermentation based on the developed substrates by utilizing HTS-FTIR and ATR-based IR fiber optics spectroscopy;
  • Performing biochemical analysis of fungal biomass by reference and vibrational spectroscopy methods;
  • Analysis of yeasts by FTIR microspectroscopy;
  • Optimizing extraction of lipids and cell wall components from the fungal biomass;

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Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

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

Required Academic qualifications:

  • Master in Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology / Microbiology / Food Science / Biochemistry
  • Fluent English both written and oral

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience in working with yeasts
  • Experience in working with bioreactors, being independent in performing fungal fermentations
  • Experience in working with filamentous fungi
  • Experience with lipid extraction and lipid analysis by GC-FID
  • Experience with beta-glucan extraction and analysis
  • Experience with infrared spectroscopy or infrared imaging
  • Some knowledge in multivariate data analysis

The candidate has to 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 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-67 (NOK 523.200-605.500), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact Professor Volha Shapaval

E-mail: volha.shapaval@nmbu.no; phone +4798418248

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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: 15.06.2020

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 Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within15.06.2020. Please quote reference number 20/01774.

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

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 special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020

PhD fellowships within fungal fermentation for the production of single cell oils

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has vacant two 3-year PhD positions related to the development of fungal fermentation processes for valorizing different forestry and food rest materials and by-products for the production of single cell oils for animal and human use.
The PhD positions are funded by the NFR HAVBRUK2 project OIL4FEED ‘Oil from oleaginous microbial biomass derived from Norwegian resources as a sustainable alternative to replace Fish/Plant oils in fish feed’, and NFR FME project Bio4Fuels ‘Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy’.

Both projects aim at utilizing the unique potential of the versatile metabolism of oleaginous fungi to develop a sustainable process for the conversion of agriculture supply chain by-products, namely animal fat and protein fractions from meat industry and sugar-rich lignocellulose hydrolysates, into high-value single cell oils by fungal fermentation.

The PhD projects will provide a detailed understanding on: (1) How to formulate fermentation substrate from the selected food supply chain and forestry by-products; (2) What are the optimal process parameters for the production of fungal single cell oils; (3) Developing and optimizing fungal fermentation processes – submerged and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation; (4) monitoring fungal fermentation processes by using vibrational spectroscopy; (4) Optimizing lipid extraction from oleaginous fungi biomass;

Project and supervisor group
Assoc. Prof. Volha Shapaval, Prof. Achim Kohler, Dr. Boris Zimmermann at the Faculty of Science and Technology and Prof. Svein Jarle Horn at the Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Main tasks

PhD 1 (connected to the project OIL4FEED)

  • Developing fermentation substrate based on lignocellulose hydrolysates, animal fat and protein rest materials;
  • Developing and optimizing submerged fungal fermentation based on the developed substrates by utilizing HTS-FTIR spectroscopy;
  • Performing biochemical analysis of fungal biomass by reference analytical and spectroscopic methods;
  • Optimizing extraction of lipids and cell wall components from the fungal biomass;
  • Use of vibrational spectroscopy combined with multivariate data analysis for process optimization.

PhD 2 (connected to the project Bio4Fuels)

  • Developing fermentation substrate based on lignocellulose hydrolysate materials;
  • Developing and optimizing both fungal submerged fermentation and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation;
  • Performing biochemical analysis of fungal biomass biomass by reference analytical and spectroscopic methods;
  • Optimizing extraction of lipids and cell wall components from the fungal biomass;
  • Use of vibrational spectroscopy combined with multivariate data analysis for process optimization.

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.NMBUFormler, fermentering

Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

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 (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 May 2020 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and 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 Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Chemical Engineering
  • Fluent English both written and oral

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience in working with yeasts
  • Experience in working with bioreactors, being independent in performing fungal fermentations
  • Experience in working with filamentous fungi
  • Experience with lipid extraction and lipid analysis by GC-FID
  • Experience with infrared spectroscopy or infrared imaging
  • Some knowledge in multivariate data analysis

You need to:

  • The candidate has 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. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Professor Volha Shapaval
E-mail: volha.shapaval@nmbu.no; phone +47 9841 8248

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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: 15.06.2020

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically 

within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15.06.2020. Please quote reference number 20/01618.

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.

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

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020

PhD scholarship in geodesy

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position in geodesy.

The position is related to the Sea level, geoid, and geodetic reference frame for sustainable development along the Norwegian coast (SEGREF) project, which is a development of the former GOCE for Coastal Ocean Dynamics and Geodesy project (GOCODYN, https://www.nmbu.no/en/projects/node/31870). SEGREF will investigate determination strategies for the geoid and mean sea surface, including error budgeting and combination strategies for different types of geodetic and oceanographic observations. These investigations will be achieved by exploiting new and dense geodetic data sets in a testbed along the Norwegian coast. In turn, the new high-resolution geodetic products will be applied for unifying the vertical reference systems on land and on sea, i.e., determine a suitable transformation between the national height system NN2000 and the nautical chart datum, respectively.

The candidate will collaborate with REALTEK’s research group in geodesy, which, in later years, have focused on regional gravity field, sea level, and ocean dynamics in the coastal zone. The group also has absolute and relative gravimetry instrumentation at its disposal.

The candidate is expected to take part in, as well as plan and carry out field work with these and other observation platforms as necessary or possible. He/she will collaborate with international partners (willingness for extended research visits is expected) as well as with scientists from geodesy, remote sensing and oceanography on the institutional and national level.

Main tasks

Important tasks will be:

  • Data collection, evaluation and preparation
  • Review methods for geoid and mean sea surface determination, with emphasis on combination of different types of observations
  • Quality assessment, validation, and error budgeting of the geodetic products
  • Establish a transformation between the national chart datum and height system
  • Cooperation with national and international research partners
  • Dissemination of scientific results

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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Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

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 (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 June 2020 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and 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:

  • MSc degree in geodesy/geomatics, or related disciplines such as geophysics or applied mathematics

The following experiences and skills are considered favorable:

  • Specialization within physical geodesy
  • Experience with geoid computation, gravimetry, and satellite altimetry
  • Experience with field work using various sensors in geomatics
  • Scientific programming skills
  • Student/research exchange abroad
  • Knowledge of a Scandinavian language

Personal qualities:

  • We are looking for a candidate who is ambitious, curious and motivated to do a PhD, and possesses the following personal qualities:
  • Strong scientific capacity and analytical skills
  • Good social and collaborative skills
  • Good oral and written English proficiency

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 479.600) 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  Postdoctoral Fellow Vegard Ophaug at vegard.ophaug@nmbu.no, Associate Professor Christian Gerlach at gerlach@badw.de, or Associate Professor Kristian Breili at kristian.breili@kartverket.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: 15.06.2020

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent*, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK), P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15.06.2020 Please quote reference number 20/01617.

*The letter of intent should identify research interests within the topic, referring to the candidate’s own expertise. A project description is available from vegard.ophaug@nmbu.no or gerlach@badw.de. 

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 special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellow within statistics and applied ecology

About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2.5-year Postdoctoral position to analyse and interpret large quantities of (already available) systematic data that include millions of camera trap observations from multiple sites and years across the tropics.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on a component of the project “Empty Forests and Extinction Filters” funded by the Research Council of Norway. The overall project, based on data from an extensive international collaboration, aims to improve understanding and prediction of species vulnerabilities to extinction through a rigorous evaluation of (already compiled and checked) data that includes observations from millions of camera trap images and associated information (see www.teamnetwork.org & wildlifeinsights.org). 

While expected to collaborate closely with other project members the component led by the successful candidate focuses on animal distributions. The presence or absence of a species at a given location reflects many factors the goal here is to determine which species are sensitive to which factors in which contexts. The required analyses will assess the implied effects (singly and in combination) of habitat loss and fragmentation, hunting, temporal variation in climate and interactions among species.

The intended approach is to develop a flexible analytical framework to simultaneously assess the multiple determinants of species occurrence and detection at each site. Using this we will weigh how each species responds to human activities, interventions and threats, within the context of their respective landscapes.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to lead the writing of at least three high-quality journal publications examining and contrasting determinants of, and threats to, species occurrence. They will also be expected to provide help and assistance to other team members working on other outputs. Environmental and anthropogenic determinants of responses (“vulnerability”) will be quantified for each species and respective parameter estimates made available for further analyses.

The postdoctoral researcher will also be expected to promote (and help promote) the project and its research to a wider audience of both academics and non-academics.

The preferred starting date for the positions will be June, 2020, but this is negotiable.

Main tasks

As part of the project, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to:

  • Manage and work with large data sets to develop, apply, compare and document analytical approaches including the development of efficient Bayesian hierarchical models for large-scale occupancy analysis.
  • Develop effective means to summarize, interpret and communicate findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Collaborate and communicate constructively with other team members and data providers.
  • Lead the writing of three or more research articles for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Promote the project and its findings to a wider audience through agreed outreach activities (e.g., blog posts, videos) and meetings.

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

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We are looking for someone who:

Required academic qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree, showing expertise in pertinent scientific areas (statistics, mathematics, statistical ecology, biometry or similar).
  • Proven quantitative analytical skills and extensive experience with both frequentist and Bayesian analysis.
  • Proficiency using the statistical programing language R and various R packages.
  • Documented expertise in the research subject.

Desired academic qualifications

  • Familiarity with hierarchical models, including occupancy models and models than can integrate multiple sources of information.
  • Experience working with large data sets.
  • Experience working in international teams.
  • Knowledge of animal ecology, tropical forest ecology and conservation.
  • Experience with GIS applications and spatial analysis.
  • Proven scientific writing skills (authored peer-reviewed articles involving hierarchical analysis/modeling).

Applicants will be evaluated according to the aforementioned criteria, based on information provided in the online application form and up to 3 written examples (published or submitted articles) submitted with the application.

You need to have:

  • Motivation to work as part of an effective international and multidisciplinary team.
  • Drive to develop and compare analytical approaches.
  • Interest in learning and developing new quantitative methods.
  • Independence and self-motivation.
  • Good communication skills.

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 523.200-741.300), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact professor Douglas Sheil,

E-mail: douglas.sheil@nmbu.no

General information to applicants

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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: 18.05.2020

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 MINA, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 18.05.2020. Please quote reference number: 20/01466

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

About MINA

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 special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

18th May 2020

Post expires on Thursday January 1st, 1970