PhD Scholarship within Environmental Microbiology 976 views

The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (KBM) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position within environmental microbiology. The successful candidate will be anchored in the research group Microbial Ecology and Physiology at KBM. The PhD-project is entitled “Microbes meeting real-life challenges: understanding how denitrifying bacteria handle oxidative stress and starvation – a prerequisite for novel biotechnological applications”.

Tasks and responsibilities:

As part of the project, the candidate will study the respiratory physiology of denitrifying prokaryotes (mainly bacteria) through:

  • Gas kinetics and gene expression in new isolates, model organism(s) and mutants under a range of conditions
  • Proteomics of denitrifying cultures
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Genomics/bioinformatics
  • Molecular manipulations (including CRISPRi) of selected strains


  • Applicant must hold (or expect to complete within June 2021) a master’s degree within a relevant field (Biosciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry)
  • Candidates must have the following experiences and skills: Microbiology skills; Molecular techniques; Proteomics; Bioinformatics; Enzyme kinetics


Apply online and the applications should include (electronically):

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Full publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified),
  • A list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Biosciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15th May 2021

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 56 Jobs
  • Address Norway
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