PhD Scholarship within Environmental Microbiology 1903 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

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