Postdoctoral fellow within Plant-Fungal Biology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
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About the position

The Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant two-year postdoctoral position related to fungal phytopathology.

The selected candidate will work on an ongoing project on gray mold and optical based management.

Specific research focus will be on finding a substance that can be used as photosensitizer with selective optical wavelengths against gray mold.

Main tasks

Perform research in screening and selection of photosensitizer suitable for optical based management of gray mold.

  • Screening and development of photosensitizers for selective optical wavelengths
  • Possible specificity of photosensitizer for fungal structures
  • Evaluation of possible toxic residues in crop products
  • Competence

    Required Academic qualifications

  • Completed PhD (Equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) within the area of Biochemistry / Photochemistry / Food chemistry
  • Ability to design and execute experiments with statistical data analysis
  • The following experiences and skills will be emphasized

  • Experience with fungal pathogens and their interactions with plants, preferably powdery mildew and gray mold
  • Ability to handle instruments used in analytical chemistry.
  • Personal qualities

  • Displaying initiative and creative thought with analytical and academic approach to research questions
  • Ability to work independently and in groups with strong analytical, organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Reliable, proactive / self-motivated and positive attitude.
  • Be proficient in English, both written and spoken
  • Preferable

  • Skills in a Scandianvian language
  • Remuneration and further information

    The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-77 (NOK 523.

    000-741.300) depending on qualifications. Seniority promotion in position.

    For further information, please contact Dr. Aruppillai Suthaparan, Researcher, Faculty of Biosciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

    E-mail : aruppillai.suthaparan ; phone +47 67232803

    information to applicants


    To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    Application deadline : 01. 12. 2021

    Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

    Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences, P.

    O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 01. 12. 2021. Please quote reference number 21 / 05297.

    Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

    About The Faculty of Biosciences

    The Department of Plant Sciences is studying crop plants and plants in natural ecosystems, addressing major challenges in society related to sustainable plant production, agroecology, innovative production methods, and breeding of improved cultivars, as well as fundamental plant biology.

    Currently, sections within the department include Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, and Plant Protection and Food Crops.

    The Faculty of Biosciences (BIOVIT) aims to help shape the future food- and bio-production through teaching and research within biology and sustainable production and use of plants, livestock and fish.

    The faculty has an annual turnover of approx. 250 million kroner. The faculty is organized into nine research sections : Genome Biology, Breeding and

    Quantitative Genetics, Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology, Ethology and Animal Environment, Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Protection and Food Crops, Plant Biology and Biotechnology.

    The faculty has seven large and small research centers and laboratories, including a Center for Outstanding Innovation - Foods of Norway.

    The faculty is responsible for bachelor's and master's degrees in Aquaculture, Biology, Animal Science and Plant science as well as English-language master's degrees in Agroecology, Plant Sciences, Feed Manufacturing Technology and Genome Sciences.

    The faculty is responsible for PhD degrees in animal science and plant science. The faculty currently has about 690 bachelor and master students and 90 PhD students.

    The faculty has about 240 employees and its own faculty administration.

    The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

    NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations.

    Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students.

    The university is divided into seven faculties.

    NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

    We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period.

    If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at

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