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Aquaculture and environmental microbiology: PhD student in bioinformatics

About the position

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has vacant a 3-year position for a PhD student as part of the project “On-site monitoring of aquaculture impact on the environment by open-source nanopore eDNA analyses”.  

The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR 320076), and coordinated by NMBU with partners from both the aquaculture industry and reseacrh institutes.

The project involves building and systemizing a fundamental understanding of microbial processes in the seafloor, with the goal of establishing indexes that reflect the environmental conditions.

The project is about developing tools to determine the environmental impact of aquaculture so that Norway can secure a sustainable aquaculture industry.  

Main tasks

  • Analysis  of nanopore DNA sequencing data
  • Development of algorithms for taxonomic assignment Characterization  of seafloor microorganisms
  • Relate microbiota function to chemical and macrofauna composition
  • Derive environmental classification indexes based on multivariate data
  • Write and publish high-level scientific publications

Tasks will be conducted in research environments at NMBU with  expertise and multiple ongoing projects in microbial ecology, bioinformatics, and the development of novel in vitro diagnostic tools. Together with the industrial partners partners in the project the aim is to implement a new standard for environmental monitoring connected to aquaculture, based on on-site sequencing.

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Competence

The successful PhD 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 (B as average grade for the MSc studies, or better) 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

Required academic qualifications:

  • MSc degree in bioinformatics, or related fields
  • Experiences and skills with at least 2 of the following are desirable:
  • Use and understand algorithms for taxonomic classification
  • Experience with NGS sequencing data and high-performance computing (UNIX)
  • Experience in developing web interfaces (e.g shiny apps)
  • Good programming skills in R

Personal qualities:

We are looking for a candidate who is ambitious, curious, motivated and able to work in a strong research environment. The ideal candidate will combine the following personal qualities:

  • Good communicative skills in English, orally and written
  • Able to work interdisciplinary
  • Hard-working and accurate
  • Creative and independence
  • Genuinely interested in scientific research and its applications
  • Good social and collaborative skills

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD Fellow, pay scale 20. PhD Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 482.200, -) 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 Knut Rudi (knut.rudi@nmbu.no) or Associate professor Lars Snipen (lars.snipen@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: 01.07.2021

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
  • Complete CV  
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a di-ploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system
  • Diplomas/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 language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.)
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English

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 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 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 July 2021

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

PhD position within Reliability and Safety Assurance of Robotic Autonomous Systems

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD–position related to reliability and safety assurance of Robotic Autonomous Systems (RAS). The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed. The starting date for the position will ideally be October 1, 2021, but some flexibility is possible for the right candidate.


As a member of NMBU Robotics group you will be working closely with other academics, as well as lab- and support staff, to develop robotic systems for real-world field applications primarily within agriculture robots (e.g., strawberry harvesting) and/or industrial robots (e.g. co-bots).

NBMU Robotics has developed the agriculture robotics platform, “Thorvald”, and has ongoing collaboration with ABB Robotics which together with a rich set of sensor-suite will be made available and set the stage for achieving your goals!

In addition to our industrial partners, the PhD work will be conducted in collaboration with international academic partners, most notably at University of York who will also serve as PhD co-supervisor.

The NMBU Robotics group is always excited to welcome new members and we look forward to helping the successful candidate towards a PhD.

Main tasks

  • Work on real world applications towards industrial robots (co-bots) and/or agriculture robotics (NBMU developed Thorvald platform).
  • Assurance of reliability and «trustworthiness” of real-world Robotic Autonomous Systems (RAS) used out in the field/industry
  • Formal verification and Model Checking
  • Adaptive and Machine Learning (ML) based RAS

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.NMBUroboten Thorvald fra Saga robotics utviklet på NMBU

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. Candidates submitting MSs thesis by 30. June 2021 may 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 NMBU PhD Regulations sections 5, and the supplementary provisions for Science and technology.

The nature of the PhD project calls for candidates characterized by strong drive, motivation and curiosity, a good general mathematical understanding, and effective written and oral communication skills. As parts of the project will require software manipulation, advanced programming skills are required.

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

Required Academic qualifications

  • M.Sc. within a relevant field
  • Experience with robotic systems
  • Advanced programming skills

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience with machine-learning algorithms
  • Experience within formal-verification and model-checking
  • Previous research and publications within these domains
  • Proficiency programming with Python/C++ and/or ROS(2)
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language

You need to:

  • Be curios, result-oriented and highly motivated
  • Possess strong communication and cooperation skills
  • Have a solid interest in robotics

Remuneration and further information

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

PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 482.200,-) 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 Dr. David A. Anisi, Associate Professor E-mail: david.anisi@nmbu.no; Phone +47 67 23 16 70

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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: 15.08.2021

  • Applications should include (electronically):
  • A letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified)
  • A list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses)

Proof of English proficiency must be attached in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3)

Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. 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 15.08.2021. Please quote reference number 21/02705.

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.

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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 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 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

15th August 2021

Post expires on Sunday August 15th, 2021

Post-doctoral researcher in biogas processes

About the position

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has vacant a 2.5-year position for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of biogas processes.

The position is part of the research center Bio4Fuels, a national center of excellence focusing on research on biofuels and value- added products from lignocellulosic biomass.  The ambition of the Bio4Fuels Centre is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector through sustainable and economic production of biofuels. Bio4Fuels is funded by the Research Council of Norway’s scheme for Centers for Environmentally-friendly Energy Research (FME).

The research is carried out by seven Norwegian research partners (NMBU, SINTEF, NTNU, NIBIO, RISE-PFI, IFE and USN) in cooperation with more than 40 user partners (leading national and international industries, public bodies, NGOs), as well as leading international research partners. For further information, see: https://www.nmbu.no/bio4fuels.

Anaerobic digestion is a central research topic in Bio4Fuels, in particular the role of anaerobic digestion in lignocellulosic biorefineries. The post-doc will cooperate with other researchers in Bio4Fuels, and work with different biomass fractions originating from other work packages in the Center.

Main tasks

Some of the tasks to be covered by the postdoctoral researcher will be:

  • Anaerobic digestion experiments in batch and CSTRs
  • H2 addition to biogas reactors for gas upgrading
  • Microbial community analysis
  • Analytical work including use of stable isotopes
  • Write and publish high-level scientific publications

The experimental work will be conducted in a well-equipped biogas laboratory including 24 CSTR reactors and analytical tools.

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is therefore required. Teaching or other qualifying work may be part of the contract.

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Competence

Required academic qualifications:

  • PhD degree in biotechnology and/or bioprocess technology
  • Training and research experience in running fermentors
  • Knowledge of microbial communities
  • Good research performance, preferably documented by high quality scientific publications 

Experiences and skills with some of the following topics are desirable:

  • Experience with the use of stable isotopes (C13) during gas monitoring
  • Experience with the use of electrodes and microbial electrosynthesis (MES)
  • Online monitoring and control of biogas reactors
  • Setting up and running different AD reactors and combinations of reactors

Personal qualities:

We are looking for a candidate who is ambitious, curious, motivated and able to work in a strong research environment. The ideal candidate will combine the following personal qualities:

  • Hard-working and accurate
  • Creative and independent
  • Genuinely interested in scientific research and its industrial applications
  • Good social and excellent collaborative skills
  • Good communicative skills, orally and written, in English, and, preferably in a Scandinavian language
  • Practical skills

Remuneration and further 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.

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For further information, please contact professor Svein Horn at svein.horn@nmbu.no, or check out the web-page for the BioRef research group: https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/kbm/research/groups/btb

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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: 24.06.2021

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent including a short description of previous research and teaching and a short description of ambitions, 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).

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 of the applicant’s role in the work should be added.

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

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 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 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

24th June 2021

Post expires on Thursday June 24th, 2021

PhD scholarship within poultry nutrition

About the position

The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD position related to broiler nutrition in the project ‘Increased SUStainability through a higher use of barley and oats in BROILer production (SUSBROIL)”, which is financed by the Norwegian Research Council in cooperation with Norwegian poultry industry.

The PhD-work will be related to improving our understanding of digestion dynamics of broiler chickens.

Specifically, the aim is to improve our understanding of mechanisms governing the tremendous capacity of broiler chickens to digest and absorb large quantities of the macro nutrients, and factors related to structure which will affect this capacity. This topic will be studied in a project where the content of non-starch polysaccharides and the structure of broiler diets will be manipulated, and where the aim is to optimize broiler diets to rations with a higher fibre content.

Main tasks

  • Study the literature in relation to the topic, and develop new analytical methods if needed for a successful assessment of small intestinal digestion dynamics 
  • Plan and carry out animal experiments using broiler chickens at NMBU
  • Analyze samples and interpret results 
  • Write 3-5 peer-reviewed papers which will be the basis for the PhD thesis

Attend and pass obligatory PhD courses

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 an aim of 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 competence and interest in the research area.

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master degree in nutrition, animal science, feed technology or other relevant fields
  • Strong communication skills in English, written and spoken

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience with carrying out animal experiments, ideally within nutrition and with poultry
  • Experience with working in a laboratory, preferably related to nutritional analyses

You need to:

  • Be highly motivated for a PhD education within the area of this position
  • Have a strong analytical capability, and an interest and talent for research and academic work
  • Have good collaborative skills and ability to work independently

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 482.200,-) 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 Birger Svihus, E-mail: birger.svihus@nmbu.no; phone +47 97 18 42 50

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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: 1st July 2021

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 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 Biosciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 1st July 2021.  Please quote reference number 21/01124.

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 Biosciences

The Faculty of Life Sciences (BIOVIT) aims to help shape the future food- and bio-production of through teaching and research within biology and sustainable production and use of plants, livestock and fish. The faculty has an annual turnover of approx. 250 million kroner. The faculty is organized into nine research sections: Genome biology, Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology, Ethology and Animal Environment, Nutrition and Physiology, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Protection and Food Crops, Pant Biology and Biotechnology. The faculty has seven large and small research centers and laboratories, including a center for outstanding innovation (CFI)  – Foods of Norway. The faculty is responsible for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aquaculture, Biology, Animal Science and Plant science as well as English-language master’s degrees in Agroecology, Plant Sciences, Feed Manufacturing Technology and Genome Sciences. The faculty is responsible for PhD degrees in animal science and plant science. The faculty currently has about 550 bachelor and master students and 90 PhD students. The faculty has about 220 employees and its own faculty administration.

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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 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties and has campuses in Ås and Oslo. We will be co-located in Ås from 2021.

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 July 2021

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021