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PhD scholarship within Evolutionary plant biology – Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway, 2022

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The Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position in evolutionary plant biology, Norway, 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD scholarship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Department of Plant Sciences

NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

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Qualification Details

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

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

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biology, bioinformatics or plant science
  • Background in bioinformatics analyses and/or programming

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience with genome evolution research
  • Experience with studies of evolution of grasses
  • Experience with phylogenetic methods
  • Strong background in statistics

Personal qualities:

  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Ambitious, accurate and self-driven
  • A genuine interest in scientific research
  • Collaborative and social
  • Good oral and written communicative skills in English

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Comparative genomic analyses
  • Phylogenetic analyses
  • Generate and analyze ATAC-seq data

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.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: -

Application Procedure

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

About the Department/Section/Group

About The Faculty of Biosciences

The Faculty of Biosciences (BIOVIT) aims to help shape the future food- and bio-production 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, Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Protection and Food Crops, Plant Biology and Biotechnology. The faculty has seven large and small research centers and laboratories, including a Center for Outstanding Innovation  - 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 690 bachelor and master students and 90 PhD students. The faculty has about 240 employees and its own faculty administration.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD fellow. PhD  fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 491.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

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

Information for PhD applicants and general information to applicants

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Professor Siri Fjellheim, E-mail: [email protected]; phone +47 67232801

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