The Norwegian University has a vacancy for a PhD student at the Department of Biology for the academic session 2021-2022. The research aim is investigating the mode of action of the plant cell wall integrity maintenance mechanism.
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|Scholarship Sponsor||Norwegian University|
|Scholarships level||PhD Position|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Opening date||Now Open|
|Closing date||March 12, 2021|
The position is available in the research group of Professor Haman in the Multiscale Biology section of the Department of Biology. Background information about the Multiscale Biology section and the Department of Biology can be found here: http://www.bio.ntnu.no/eng/.
Further information about the research area and specific interests of the research group can be found in two recent publications: Gigli-Bisceglia et al., Cell and Molecular Life Sciences 2020; Vaahtera et al., Nature Plants 2019.
The PhD project is part of a research project funded by the Norwegian research council. The project aims to investigate the mode of action of the cell wall integrity maintenance mechanism. Knowledge about and experience in experimental plant biology are required.
You will report to Thorsten Hamann.
The deadline for applications is March 12, 2021
PhD positions main objective is to qualify for work in research positions.
The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in [subject area] or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale.
If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation.
If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.
- Good knowledge about plant biology
- Expertise in standard molecular biological techniques
- Very good written and oral English language skills
Preferred selection criteria
- Bioinformatics skills
- Basic knowledge in biophysics / biological modelling
- Involvement in academic outreach activities
- Proactive and positive attitude
- Outgoing / social
- Organized / structured
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, research experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.
- Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Employee benefits
- PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 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.
- The period of employment is 3 years with the possibility of up to 1 year of duty work.
- Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Biology within three months of employment and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.
- The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.
- Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.
- After the appointment, you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
- The position is subject to external funding.
- It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. 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:
- A cover letter summarizing why the applicant considers him/herself to be qualified for the position advertised.
- A complete CV with certified copies of relevant certificates, diplomas and a complete publication list (Joint publications will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.)
- The names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.