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PhD  candidate in Science of Professions with a focus on educational research in student-active blended learning in higher IT- education

Nord University

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.

In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.

Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.

The Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU) educates the teachers of the future, from kindergarten to upper secondary school and in sports and the arts subjects. Our candidates play a key role in knowledge-based development of society, both regionally and nationally. We shall contribute to developing a praxis field about which we are passionate, which is why our research approach is profession- and praxis-oriented. The Faculty offers a PhD in Science of Professions. The Faculty of Education and Arts has 3,500 students and 350 employees in Levanger, Bodø and Nesna.

Read more: Nord.no/FLU

About the position

The Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University, in conjunction with the research group on educational games at the Faculty of Social Sciences, has a full-time temporary vacancy for a PhD Candidate in Professional Studies with a focus on research into mixed student-led learning in higher education in IT. The post is linked to the PhD programme in Professional Studies and the Learning & Technology research group. The PhD Candidate will be part of the research community on educational research through the Centre of Excellence for Education in IT, Excited, which is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Educational Games research group at Nord University.

The main focus of the PhD project must be aimed at pedagogy, with a desire to conduct research into opportunities and limitations, as well as the importance of mixed learning.

The project must have a clear theoretical anchoring, as well as practical usefulness for IT in higher education.

Examples of relevant topics:

  • Project work and team work in mixed learning
  • A culture of sharing among students
  • Peer reviews in mixed learning
  • Online learning/educational communities (job simulators/simulated working environments)
  • Inquiry-based learning within mixed learning
  • Mixed experimental learning
  • Educational subjects linked to technology-enhanced learning

The position is for three years. The duration of employment can be considered to four years, including 25% required duties each year.

The position will be based in Levanger. The Excited research group is split between several campuses and collaboration between academic staff will be important, regardless of the geographical location.

The successful candidate may also be required to work at other Nord University campuses.

There is a residency requirement in the position.

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Duties and responsibilities:

  • Development and specification of relevant problem statements.
  • Data collection and data analysis, e.g. through action research, case studies etc.
  • Writing articles and publication of results.
  • Further development of problem statements together with the research group.

Qualification requirements

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field of study is required. Applicants from outside the EU/EEA must submit NOKUT approval of their master’s degree.
  • A minimum average grade of B or better is normally required
  • Documentation showing that all requirements for admission to the PhD programme in Professional Studies at Nord University have been met. Please see the admission requirements: PhD in Professional Studies
  • It is a prerequisite that the successful applicant gains admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme
  • The final project outline, including a plan for the PhD work, must be approved and regulated by agreement no later than 3 months after appointment to the position. Termination may be considered if admission to the PhD programme is not in place before this deadline, in the event of failure to report on annual progress and/or serious shortcomings in progress and required duties
  • A good command of written and spoken English is required for this position. The thesis may be written in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. Applicants who are proficient in written and spoken Norwegian, Swedish or Danish will be preferred.
  • The individual who is appointed should possess knowledge and expertise of pedagogy and should possess or acquire expertise in IT didactics

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • The subject and perspectives from the applicant’s master’s programme will be emphasised in the assessment of candidates
  • Project outline containing a description of the project concept and implementation plans
  • The applicant’s description of their motivation for their PhD work and opportunities for implementation. Relevant research experience will be an advantage
  • The applicant’s motivation for applying for the position
  • Personal suitability

We offer

The annual salary for doctoral researchers (code 1017) is set at wage level 54, LR 20, NOK 491 200,- in the Norwegian State Salary Scale. Suitably qualified candidates may be placed in code 1378.

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension.
  • Creative and collegial working environment 
  • A workplace with steady progressive development 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Active university sports team 

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganization at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting :

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an internal expert committee. Relevant applicants will be invited for an interview, trial lecture or other presentations.

The Faculty reserve the right not to hire applicants who may be scientifically qualified but who do not meet other criteria such as language, educational background or personal characteristics

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically by 28.08.2022.

The application should include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Description of the project idea, 3-5 pages, including the theoretical basis and intended methodology.
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications).
  • Certified copies of academic degree transcripts for academic degrees (both bachelor and master degree) and other relevant qualifications
  • Other activity that is considered relevant, such as list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details for at least two referees
  • Names and contact details of 1-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Signed consent form PhD (if relevant)

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public.

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Deadline

28th August 2022

Post expires on Sunday August 28th, 2022

PhD Candidate in Professional Studies with a focus on educational research into game-based learning  in higher IT- education

Nord University

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.

In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.

Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.

The Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU) educates the teachers of the future, from kindergarten to upper secondary school and in sports and the arts subjects. Our candidates play a key role in knowledge-based development of society, both regionally and nationally. We shall contribute to developing a praxis field about which we are passionate, which is why our research approach is profession- and praxis-oriented. The Faculty offers a PhD in Science of Professions. The Faculty of Education and Arts has 3,500 students and 350 employees in Levanger, Bodø and Nesna.

Read more: Nord.no/FLU

About the position

The Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University, in conjunction with the research group on educational games at the Faculty of Social Sciences, has a full-time vacancy for a PhD Candidate in Professional Studies with a focus on educational research into game-based learning for higher education in IT. The post is linked to the PhD programme in Professional Studies and the Learning & Technology research group. The PhD Candidate will be part of the research community on educational research through the Centre of Excellence for Education in IT, Excited, which is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Educational Games research group at Nord University.

The main focus of the PhD project must be aimed at pedagogy, gaming, game design and gamification in education, for which it would be desirable to look at opportunities and limitations, as well as the importance of these types of didactic approaches.

The project must have a clear theoretical anchoring, as well as practical usefulness for IT in higher education.

Examples of relevant topics:

  • Gamification in project-based learning
  • Game-based learning as an educational method
  • Game design as an educational method for the development of IT expertise, professional expertise, sustainability expertise, etc.
  • The use of serious games in higher education

The position will be based in Levanger. The Excited research group is split between several campuses and collaboration between academic staff will be important, regardless of the geographical location.

The successful candidate may also be required to work at other Nord University campuses.

The position is for three years. The duration of employment can be considered to four years, including 25% required duties each year.

There is a residency requirement in the position.

FSV 3 - Forskning

Duties and responsibilities

  • Development and clarification of relevant research questions
  • Data collection and analysis, e.g. through action research, case studies, etc.
  • Writing articles and publication of results
  • Further development of research questions together with the research group

Qualification requirements

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field of study is required. Applicants from outside the EU/EEA must submit NOKUT approval of their master’s degree.
  • A minimum average grade of B or better is normally required
  • Documentation showing that all requirements for admission to the PhD programme in Professional Studies at Nord University have been met. Please see the admission requirements: PhD in Professional Studies
  • It is a prerequisite that the successful applicant gains admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme
  • The final project outline, including a plan for the PhD work, must be approved and regulated by agreement no later than 3 months after appointment to the position. Termination may be considered if admission to the PhD programme is not in place before this deadline, in the event of failure to report on annual progress and/or serious shortcomings in progress and required duties
  • A good command of written and spoken English is required for this position. The thesis may be written in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. Applicants who are proficient in written and spoken Norwegian, Swedish or Danish will be preferred.
  • The individual who is appointed should possess knowledge and expertise of pedagogy and should possess or acquire expertise in IT didactics

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • The subject and perspectives from the applicant’s master’s programme will be emphasised in the assessment of candidates
  • Project outline containing a description of the project concept and implementation plans
  • The applicant’s description of their motivation for their PhD work and opportunities for implementation. Relevant research experience will be an advantage
  • The applicant’s motivation for applying for the position
  • Personal suitability

We offer

The annual salary for doctoral researchers (code 1017) is set at wage level 54, LR 20, NOK 491 200,- in the Norwegian State Salary Scale. Suitably qualified candidates may be placed in code 1378.

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension.
  • Creative and collegial working environment 
  • A workplace with steady progressive development 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Active university sports team 

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganization at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting :

  • Associate professor Robin Isfold Munkvold, e-post: robin.munkvold@nord.no, tlf. 74 11 22 45 / 99 63 65 98
  • Associate professor Line Kolås, e-post: line.kolas@nord.no, 74 112226 / 95231984

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an internal expert committee. Relevant applicants will be invited for an interview, trial lecture or other presentations.

The Faculty reserve the right not to hire applicants who may be scientifically qualified but who do not meet other criteria such as language, educational background or personal characteristics

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically by 28.08.2022

The application should include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Description of the project idea, 3-5 pages, including the theoretical basis and intended methodology.
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications).
  • Certified copies of academic degree transcripts for academic degrees (both bachelor and master degree) and other relevant qualifications
  • Other activity that is considered relevant, such as list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details for at least two referees
  • Names and contact details of 1-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Signed consent form PhD (if relevant)

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public.

Refnr. 30089430

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Deadline

28th August 2022

Post expires on Sunday August 28th, 2022

Phd Fellowship three year – Functioning and resilience of cold-water sencitive habitats

Nord University

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.

In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.

Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.

Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA) educates people with the aim of promoting sustainable and innovative development to meet global challenges in food production, climate and environment. The faculty is an international arena for education, research and knowledge dissemination, with employees and students from 31 different countries. The faculty offers a PhD in Aquatic Biosciences. FBA has 900 students and 165 employees in Bodø and Steinkjer. The professional community is organised into the following divisions: Aquaculture, Ecology, Genomics and Animal Science, Production and Welfare and Algae and microbial biotechnology.

Read more: www.nord.no/en/fba

About the position

A three-year PhD fellowship in ecology is available at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University (Bodø, Norway) from January 1st. 2023.

FBA invites applications from outstanding candidates for a three-year PhD fellowship within the project: ” Functioning and resilience og cold water corals and other vulnerable habitats along the Norwegian coast: providing essential knowledge for management”.

In collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), this PhD project will investigate the spatial distribution and functionality of coastal deep water sensitive habitats (e.g. cold-water coral reefs and sponge gardens). These habitats are hot spots of biodiversity, but can respond sensitive to external stressors. In this project we will study i.a. the effect of aquaculture effluents on sensitive habitats by analysing their spatial distribution using distribution modelling. Existing ROV footage can be used to investigate the secondary production and carbon storage capacity of sensitive habitats and we will test methods for species recognition for ecosystem monitoring applications.

The position is to be located in Bodø, with several research stays at IMR in Tromsø.

FBA_32_Havutsikt

Qualification requirements

  • At the time of taking up the appointment, the candidate should have completed an MSc degree (or equivalent). The candidate should have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in one of the following fields: (Marine) Biology, (Marine) Ecology, Marine Sciences or equivalent. The grades at the qualifying MS examination needs to be B or better (ECTS scale from A-E)
  • Profound knowledge and hands-on experience in benthos ecology and statistical analyses is required
  • Experience in analysing UW video footage, including ship based sampling, knowledge of marine hard substrate fauna, handling and analysing large data sets, or knowledge on artificial intelligence software will be advantageous
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is essential and knowledge of a Scandinavian language is beneficial for the position
  • The candidate should fulfill the admission requirements and participate in the training component stipulated in regulations of the PhD program
  • Application for admission to the program must be submitted within three months after taking up the position. For admission requirements and regulations, see our web page.

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

Themes and perspectives from the applicant’s master’s degree will be given weight in the assessment of candidates. Project sketch with description of project idea and plan for implementation.

Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The applicant’s description of motivation for doctoral work and opportunities for implementation. Relevant experience from research work will count positively.

The applicant’s motivation to apply for the position.

We offer

The annual salary for doctoral researchers (code 1017) is set at wage level 54, LR 20, NOK 491 200,- in the Norwegian State Salary Scale. 

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension.
  • Creative and collegial working environment 
  • A workplace with steady progressive development 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Active university sports team 

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganization at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting :

Associate Professor Henning Reiss, henning.reiss@nord.no, +47 75 51 75 76

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an internal expert committee. Relevant applicants will be invited for an interview, trial lecture or other presentations.

The Faculty reserve the right not to hire applicants who may be scientifically qualified but who do not meet other criteria such as language, educational background or personal characteristics.

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically by closing date of 30.09.2022.

The application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position
  • Description of the project idea (maximum 2 pages), based on the theme of the announced position, including the theoretical basis and intended methodology
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications)
  • Academic degree transcripts and certificates (both bachelor and master degree) and other relevant qualifications
  • Other activity that is considered relevant, such as list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details for at least two referees, including the supervisor of the candidate’s master thesis 
  • Signed consent form PhD (if relevant)

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public.

Refnr. 30145630

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Deadline

30th September 2022

Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022

Phd Fellowship three year – Pollination system stability in a shifting climate

Nord University

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.

In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.

Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.

Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA) educates people with the aim of promoting sustainable and innovative development to meet global challenges in food production, climate and environment. The faculty is an international arena for education, research and knowledge dissemination, with employees and students from 31 different countries. The faculty offers a PhD in Aquatic Biosciences. FBA has 900 students and 165 employees in Bodø and Steinkjer. The professional community is organised into the following divisions: Aquaculture, Ecology, Genomics and Animal Science, Production and Welfare and Algae and microbial biotechnology.

Read more: www.nord.no/en/fba

About the position

A three-year PhD fellowship in ecology is available at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University (Steinkjer, Norway) from January 1st. 2023.

FBA invites applications from outstanding candidates for a three-year PhD fellowship within the project: “Potential ecosystem instability as climate change shifts phenology in a pollinator network”.

This project will study phenological shifts in a pollinator network that includes bees and their mimics. Various species of hoverflies (family Syrphidae) mimic bumblebees (genus Bombus) in Batesian mimicry – harmless animals “disguised” as dangerous animals via natural selection. Their synced presence, however, is only beneficial to the flies if the bees are present, too—if the dangerous model is not there, eventually predators will discover that the harmless ones can be consumed without risk. With climate change affecting flight times of both bees and flies, there is a risk that the system falls out of sync, which could lead to mimic fly species extinctions.

In the project the candidate will gather a unique blend of phenological data on flower, bees, and hoverflies to assess the extent the system has become asynchronous, understand timing of blooming and of flower visitation by bumblebees and hoverflies as well as obtain estimates of interspecific and intraspecific competition. These data will include historical records from museums and amateur collectors available in Artskart and GBIF for an estimate of shifts in flight seasons.  Field data will determine a) pollinator–flower species interaction patterns in central Norway, b) blooming times of ubiquitous flower species in the interaction network across both an urban-to-rural gradient, an elevational and a latitudinal, c) patterns of co-occurrence among models and mimics, and d) relative abundance of models and mimics across gradients.

Secondary components may involve phylogenetic analysis of these hoverfly mimics against their hymenopteran models, modelling extinction resilience of various parts of the system and relationships between extinction resilience, phenological shifts and biological and phylogenetic traits of the insect species. The position is localized at campus Steinkjer at Nord university, and field work will be in a beautiful exurban cultural landscapes in central Norway.

The position is to be located in Steinkjer.

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Qualification requirements

  • At the time of taking up the appointment, the candidate should have completed an MSc in ecology, natural management, evolutionary biology, zoology, botany or equivalent . The grades at the qualifying MS examination needs to be B or better (ECTS scale from A-E)
  • Ability and willingness to conduct field work that involves stinging insects
  • Experience with insect identification is a strength but not a requirement
  • Analytical skills and good knowledge about research methods relevant to the proposed project
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is essential and knowledge of a Scandinavian language is beneficial for the position
  • The candidate should fulfill the admission requirements and participate in the training component stipulated in regulations of the PhD program
  • Application for admission to the program must be submitted within three months after taking up the position. For admission requirements and regulations, see our web page

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

Themes and perspectives from the applicant’s master’s degree will be given weight in the assessment of candidates. Project sketch with description of project idea and plan for implementation.

Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The applicant’s description of motivation for doctoral work and opportunities for implementation. Relevant experience from research work will count positively.

The applicant’s motivation to apply for the position.

We offer

The annual salary for doctoral researchers (code 1017) is set at wage level 54, LR 20, NOK 491 200,- in the Norwegian State Salary Scale. 

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension.
  • Creative and collegial working environment 
  • A workplace with steady progressive development 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Active university sports team 

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganization at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review.

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting :

Professor Michael A. Patten, michael.a.patten@nord.no, +4774022822

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an internal expert committee. Relevant applicants will be invited for an interview, trial lecture or other presentations.

The Faculty reserve the right not to hire applicants who may be scientifically qualified but who do not meet other criteria such as language, educational background or personal characteristics.

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically by closing date of 19.09.2022.

The application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position
  • Description of the project idea (maximum 2 pages), based on the theme of the announced position, including the theoretical basis and intended methodology
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications)
  • Academic degree transcripts and certificates (both bachelor and master degree) and other relevant qualifications
  • Other activity that is considered relevant, such as list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details for at least two referees, including the supervisor of the candidate’s master thesis 
  • Signed consent form PhD (if relevant)

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public.

Refnr. 30145627

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Deadline

19th September 2022

Post expires on Monday September 19th, 2022

Phd Fellowship three year – Metabolites of marine microorganisms

Nord University

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.

In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.

Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.

Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA) educates people with the aim of promoting sustainable and innovative development to meet global challenges in food production, climate and environment. The faculty is an international arena for education, research and knowledge dissemination, with employees and students from 31 different countries. The faculty offers a PhD in Aquatic Biosciences. FBA has 900 students and 165 employees in Bodø and Steinkjer. The professional community is organised into the following divisions: Aquaculture, Ecology, Genomics and Animal Science, Production and Welfare and Algal and Microbial Biotechnology.

Read more: www.nord.no/en/fba

About the position

A three-year PhD fellowship in Algal and Microbial Biotechnology Division is available at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, Bodø, Norway, from 1 st. November 2022.

FBA invites applications from motivated candidates for a three-year PhD fellowship to study microbial metabolites. The PhD fellowship is linked to the H2020 project ‘Algae4IBD’. Microbes interact with each other and take advantage of the resources in a particular niche. Their coexistence at a site will be through either neutral, antagonistic or beneficial interactions.  Metabolites released into the environment by the microbes depends on the substrates that they can utilize and microbe-microbe interactions.  The project aims to investigate the metabolic potential of marine microorganisms maintained in the biobank of the faculty.

The position is in the Bodø campus of Nord University.

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Qualification requirements

  • At the time of taking up the appointment, the candidate should have completed an MSc degree in Biosciences with specialisation in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or Synthetic Biology. The grades at the qualifying MS examination needs to be B or better (ECTS scale from A-E)
  • Experience in next generation sequencing including whole genome sequencing, handling of big data and analysis of data using R software will be advantageous for the position
  • The candidate should have an excellent academic record, be highly motivated, demonstrate independent scientific thinking and creativity, and could collaborate with members of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Analytical skills and good knowledge about research methods relevant to the proposed project
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is essential and knowledge of a Scandinavian language is beneficial for the position
  • The candidate should fulfill the admission requirements and participate in the training component stipulated in regulations of the PhD program at the faculty
  • Application for admission to the program must be submitted within three months after taking up the position. For admission requirements and regulations, see our web page

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

Themes and perspectives from the applicant’s master’s degree will be given weight in the assessment of candidates. Project sketch with description of project idea and plan for implementation.

Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The applicant’s description of motivation for doctoral work and opportunities for implementation. Relevant experience from research work will count positively.

The applicant’s motivation to apply for the position.

We offer

The annual salary for doctoral researchers (code 1017) is set at wage level 54, LR 20, NOK 491 200,- in the Norwegian State Salary Scale.

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension.
  • Creative and collegial working environment 
  • A workplace with steady progressive development 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Active university sports team 

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganization at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review.

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting :

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an internal expert committee. Relevant applicants will be invited for an interview, or other presentations.

The Faculty reserve the right not to hire applicants who may be scientifically qualified but who do not meet other criteria such as language, educational background or personal characteristics.

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically by closing date 22.08.2022

The application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position
  • Description of the project idea (maximum 2 pages), based on the theme of the announced position, including the theoretical basis and intended methodology
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications)
  • Academic degree transcripts and certificates (both bachelor and master degree) and other relevant qualifications
  • Other activity that is considered relevant, such as list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details for at least two referees, including the supervisor of the candidate’s master thesis 
  • Signed consent form PhD (if relevant)

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public.

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22nd August 2022

Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022