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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: N/A
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Apr 27, 2019
  • Application Deadline: May 27, 2019

Job Description/Responsibility

  • This is NTNU
  • At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.
  • We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.
  • About the position
  • The NTNU University Museum wishes to develop an internationally leading academic environment in the field of molecular biodiversity.
  • The Department of Natural History has a vacant permanent 100% position as a Senior Engineer/Head Engineer at the Department's molecular laboratory and clean-lab.
  • The Department of Natural History has a special responsibility for building and maintaining scientific collections and long-term series of objects, biological data and environmental data. The institute conducts active research within the field of biodiversity (biosystematics, biogeography, and ecology with particular emphasis on conservation biology). A central part of the department's activities is focused on molecular biodiversity, especially molecular analyzes of scientific collections and long-term series.
    This Senior Engineer/Head Engineer position is central for realizing the Department for Natural History's ambitious goals for outstanding research in this field.
  • Job description
  • Work tasks include, besides daily operation of laboratories (orders, HSE work, updating the chemical register, running various types of analyzes, maintenance of analytical instruments), also participation in the development of research methodology, development of the laboratories and participation in research projects. Guidance and training of students is also included in the position.

Experience Requirements

Education Requirements

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Skills Requirements

  • For the position, it is required that the candidate has relevant education from university or college, at minimum a master degree in biology (molecular biology, evolutionary biology or similar), biotechnology or other relevant subject areas. Relevant work experience is required, as well as good oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Desirable qualifications

    It is desirable that candidates for this position have a good knowledge of state-of-the-art laboratory methodology (development of NGS libraries, in-situ hybridization, DNA / RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, electrophoresis, metagenomics) and analyses of large-scale sequence data (mapping, bash/python/R, genome assembly). Experience in population genomics and/or phylogenomics is also desirable.

    Experience with modern analytical instruments is an advantage (for example, BioAnalyzer, BluePippin, Qubit, BioRuptor, Illumina or similar).

    Personal characteristics

    • A genuine interest in research.
    • Positive and cooperative.
    • Systematic and hard-working.
    • Structured and responsible.
    • Ability to work independently and in teams.
    • Personal suitability, initiative and ability to familiarize yourself with new methods will be emphasized.

    The NTNU University Museum and the Department of Natural History are undergoing rapid growth and development. We want a Senior Engineer/Head Engineer with great ability and willingness to adjust.

    In other words, we seek you, a candidate who is sociable, self-reliant, take the initiative to solve tasks and are accurate and take pride in the tasks to be done. You are pleasant, learn quickly and are interested in the type of tasks we work with.


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About the Company

Company Name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Company Profile: NTNU has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.

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