2 PhD positions in Biotechnology in NTNU

Two 3-year PhD fellowships are available at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU (Trondheim, Norway), with an expected start January 1st 2022. The fellowships are funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956481.

You will report to Professor Ingrid Bakke.

Please refer to the application number NV-68/21 when applying.

Application deadline: 19.09.2021

more detail can be found at https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/675526

Eligibility criteria

The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Norway for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment at NTNU - unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention.

The researcher must be Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment he/she must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience)  of his/her research careers and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Other requirements

  • You must have a professionally relevant background in biotechnology, microbiology or a closely related field
  • Hands-on experience with molecular biological techniques is a prerequisite
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level 
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education. 
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program (https://www.ntnu.eu/nv/phd
  • Good written and oral English language skills

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • The ideal candidates will have strong knowledge within microbial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, and/or microbial ecology 
  • Experience with aquaculture systems, in particular with RAS, will be valuable