3 PhD scholarships: Fundamental and Applied Biomass Enzymology 1397 views

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) invites applications for 3 PhD research fellowships within the fields of fundamental and applied enzymology of lignocellulosic biomass at the Protein Engineering and Proteomics (PEP) group, Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM).

Duration: 3 years

Research projects are (funded by the Research Council of Norway):

  1. Innovative enzyme technology for sustainable biofuels (ENERGIX). The project is closely connected to Bio4Fuels, a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)
  2. Unravelling the secrets of oxidative biomass decomposition (FRIMEDBIO)
  3. Optimized oxidative enzyme systems for efficient conversion of lignocellulose to valuable products (BIOTEK2021)


  • Applicant must hold an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level.
  • Applicant must have evident strong academic background from previous studies,
  • Applicant must be able to document proficiency in English (both written and oral).
  • Applicant must have relevant training and research experience, (Master’s level), including experience in the recombinant production, purification and handling of proteins.
  • Applicant must have some experience in the analytical tools required to study (enzymatic conversion of) polysaccharides or other biopolymers.


  • Applications must be sent electronically and include the following:
  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • Full publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Transcripts of academic records (all certified)
  • 2 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Publications must be included electronically within the application deadline.
  • Printed material which cannot be sent electronically to be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432

Reference number (17/03420)

————–Quick Overview————-
OrganizationNorwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Fellowship LevelDoctoral
Subject areasChemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science
Fellowship amountVaries
EligibilityOpen to all nationalities
DeadlineSeptember 7, 2017

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