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Position as a PhD Candidate in Medical Technology – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 2022


We have a vacancy for a 100 % position as PhD candidate which is available from the Autumn of 2022 at Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 2022

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General Info

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

Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • A master’s degree or an equivalent education in a relevant field such as biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology or medicine
  • A strong academic record with a weighted average grade of at least B from master’s or equivalent education, in accordance with NTNU’s grading system
  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Extensive experience in general cellular biology laboratory work (cell cultures and general biochemical and molecular techniques)
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program (PhD education - Faculty of Natural Sciences - NTNU)

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

  • Background in stem cell biology
  • Experience with imaging techniques and/or flow cytometry
  • Experience with 3D cultures or organoids

Personal characteristics

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic candidate with proven ability to work both independently and in a team. Applicants expected to complete the MSc studies by summer 2022 can apply.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Research at the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science focus on cancer, including cellular and molecular mechanisms, diagnosis, and improved cancer treatment. We collaborate closely with basic researchers and clinicians at NTNU and St. Olav’s University Hospital in Trondheim. Our overall goal is to improve diagnostics and treatment for the benefit of patients and next-of-kin. We have excellent infrastructures for experimental and translational research with state-of-the-art equipment. We also have access to core facilities in imaging, bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the main goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: NVD-201/22

Application Procedure

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The application must include :

  • Short statement on the applicant's personal qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV, including list of publications, relevant former positions and references
  • Copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas
  • Contact information for three references
  • A short statement from a former supervisor/tutor/teacher may also be included

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

About the Department/Section/Group

We are responsible for the bachelor’s degree programmes for medical laboratory technologists at NTNU. We conduct research in areas relevant to the teaching we provide and to the development of medical diagnostics. We work in close cooperation with the University Hospital, St Olavs Hospital. The Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Note or Other details

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number NVD-201/22 when applying.

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Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Toril Holien, email: [email protected]

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