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Postdoctoral Research Scientist (f/m/d) in Plant Molecular Biology/Genetics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Postdoctoral research scientist in Plant Molecular Biology/Genetics (2,5 years)
About the position
We have a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Biology.
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/ .The research group is investigating the mode of action of the plant cell wall integrity maintenance mechanism. 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 position is supposed to strengthen and expand already existing expertise in plant biology, development and cell biology.
Therefore, we are particularly interested in applicants, which have expertise in plant molecular biology and/or genetics.
You will report to Thorsten Hamann.
Required selection criteria
A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in molecular biology or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.
Very good knowledge about plant molecular biology / genetics
Solid expertise in standard molecular biological techniques.
Very good written and oral English language skills
Preferred selection criteria
Experience in academic teaching at the undergraduate and MSc student level
Experience with research in food and/or bioenergy crops
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
The employment period is 2,5 years.
Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 545 300 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 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.
About the application
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.
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.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
According to the Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Thorsten Hamann, emai
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no 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 20/21 when applying.