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PhD position in reproductive biotechnologies Høgskolen i Innlandet

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About the position

A 100 % PhD position in applied biotechnology is available at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology. The position will run for 3 years, starting in May-August 2022. The candidate will be enrolled in INN’s PhD program in applied ecology and biotechnology, with workplace at Campus Hamar.

The project

The PhD project will be part of a large six years research project with funding from The Research Council of Norway, Zygote, with partners from the breeding and biotechnology industry (Geno, Norsvin, SpermVital, Cryogenetics, Klosser Innovation, NCE Heidner Biocluster) as well as the scientific partners Oslo University Hospital, SINTEF, OsloMet, SimulaMet and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The research activities in Zygote are defined based on the companies' needs and will address new aspects from the research front. The main goal is to create a robust internationally competitive research and knowledge-based environment within sustainable breeding and applied biotechnology in the Inland to give the regional business community access to increased competence and research capacity for competitive advantages.

Zygote has four focus areas:

  • to elucidate physiological peripubertal mechanisms for accurate and early selection of individuals mature for sperm, milt and oocyte production
  •  to establish new methods, knowledge and tools for identifying ejaculates from different species and breeds that are compatible with good fertilization using different processing methods for semen and milt
  •  to generate new knowledge on oocyte and embryo quality parameters
  •  to improve existing and develop new preservation methods for gametes and embryos

The species to be included in Zygote are cattle, swine and different fish species.

The candidate’s main supervisor will be Professor Elisabeth Kommisrud, email: Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon. Co-supervisors will be selected from external partners as well as from INN depending on the candidate’s skills and preferences concerning topics and species.


Qualifications

Applicants should have an academic background qualifying them to carry out research in the field in question, and to embark on doctoral studies. The candidate must have a Master’s degree in reproductive biotechnology, molecular biology, biology, biotechnology and/or breeding and genetics, and/or statistics and bioinformatics, or other relevant qualifications, with an average weighted mark for the Master’s degree programme of at least a B. Applicants with a Master's degree from another subject area, or with lower average mark, may be admitted after special review.

Candidates should have an interest in the biology of fertility and animal/aquatic breeding. A panel of experts within the appropriate disciplines will evaluate the applicants.

A further preference will be given to candidates with good teamwork characteristics and communication skills, and documented scientific publications or other writing experience.


How to apply

The application and attachments must be submitted electronically and include the following:

  • Application cover letter that summarizes how the candidate’s motivation and how they meet the position requirements.
  •  CV (summary of education and work experience).
  • Copies of academic certificates/transcripts.
  •  List of minimum 3 references with full contact information.
  •  A complete list of scientific and other publications.

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds. According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.

We offer
  • A place in an ambitious and highly international environment.
  • A challenging and exciting project with opportunities for personal and scientific development.
  • An independent and flexible work setting that the successful candidate may to a large extent influence her/himself. Daily contact with inspiring skilled colleagues.
  • A campus setting surrounded by forests and mountains with opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Life insurance and occupational injuries insurance are included. Pension contributions to Statens pensjonskasse (State Pension Fund) will be automatically deducted. All residents in Norway are automatically included in the Norwegian public health system.





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About the position

A 100 % PhD position in applied biotechnology is available at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology. The position will run for 3 years, starting in May-August 2022. The candidate will be enrolled in INN’s PhD program in applied ecology and biotechnology, with workplace at Campus Hamar.

The project

The PhD project will be part of a large six years research project with funding from The Research Council of Norway, Zygote, with partners from the breeding and biotechnology industry (Geno, Norsvin, SpermVital, Cryogenetics, Klosser Innovation, NCE Heidner Biocluster) as well as the scientific partners Oslo University Hospital, SINTEF, OsloMet, SimulaMet and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The research activities in Zygote are defined based on the companies' needs and will address new aspects from the research front. The main goal is to create a robust internationally competitive research and knowledge-based environment within sustainable breeding and applied biotechnology in the Inland to give the regional business community access to increased competence and research capacity for competitive advantages.

Zygote has four focus areas:

  • to elucidate physiological peripubertal mechanisms for accurate and early selection of individuals mature for sperm, milt and oocyte production
  •  to establish new methods, knowledge and tools for identifying ejaculates from different species and breeds that are compatible with good fertilization using different processing methods for semen and milt
  •  to generate new knowledge on oocyte and embryo quality parameters
  •  to improve existing and develop new preservation methods for gametes and embryos

The species to be included in Zygote are cattle, swine and different fish species.

The candidate’s main supervisor will be Professor Elisabeth Kommisrud, email: Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon. Co-supervisors will be selected from external partners as well as from INN depending on the candidate’s skills and preferences concerning topics and species.


Qualifications

Applicants should have an academic background qualifying them to carry out research in the field in question, and to embark on doctoral studies. The candidate must have a Master’s degree in reproductive biotechnology, molecular biology, biology, biotechnology and/or breeding and genetics, and/or statistics and bioinformatics, or other relevant qualifications, with an average weighted mark for the Master’s degree programme of at least a B. Applicants with a Master's degree from another subject area, or with lower average mark, may be admitted after special review.

Candidates should have an interest in the biology of fertility and animal/aquatic breeding. A panel of experts within the appropriate disciplines will evaluate the applicants.

A further preference will be given to candidates with good teamwork characteristics and communication skills, and documented scientific publications or other writing experience.


How to apply

The application and attachments must be submitted electronically and include the following:

  • Application cover letter that summarizes how the candidate’s motivation and how they meet the position requirements.
  •  CV (summary of education and work experience).
  • Copies of academic certificates/transcripts.
  •  List of minimum 3 references with full contact information.
  •  A complete list of scientific and other publications.

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds. According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.

We offer
  • A place in an ambitious and highly international environment.
  • A challenging and exciting project with opportunities for personal and scientific development.
  • An independent and flexible work setting that the successful candidate may to a large extent influence her/himself. Daily contact with inspiring skilled colleagues.
  • A campus setting surrounded by forests and mountains with opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Life insurance and occupational injuries insurance are included. Pension contributions to Statens pensjonskasse (State Pension Fund) will be automatically deducted. All residents in Norway are automatically included in the Norwegian public health system.





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