Do you want to conduct research in a multidisciplinary and international
environment within the field of environmental radioactivity utilizing state-
of-the-art analytical technology?
Postdoctoral fellow within Radioecotoxicology / Nanoimaging
About the position
Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) and
Centre of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD CoE) at
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2-year Post Doc
position within Radioecotoxicology/Nanoimaging.
The position is part of the European RadoNorm (Managing risk from radon and
NORM) project which commenced in 2020 and runs until 2024. The key aim of
RadoNorm is to improve assessments of the impacts of radon and NORM exposure
of humans and the environment and to provide sound, feasible and applicable
solutions for radiation risk reduction.
The Post Doc position will focus on transfer and effects of multiple stressors
from NORM (e.g., U, Ra, Po-210), metals and nanoparticles on organisms by
characterizing exposure using a combination of radioanalytical as well as
micro- and nanoanalytical techniques.
As a post doc, you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical
work in collaboration with other scientists within RadoNorm as well as
communicate your results at national and international conferences, in
scientific journals and for collaborators involved in the projects as well as
stakeholders interested to follow the research outcome.
The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-
level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required.
The work will be connected to ecotoxicology studies combining nanoparticles
and NORM radionuclides (e,g., uranium, radon and other daughter products)
that will be carried out at NMBU or at partners/collaborators nationally and
The work will include:
Creative and independent research as a member of a multi-disciplinary
Ecotox experiments involving environmentally relevant nanoparticles and
radon derived daughter nuclides using model organisms such as C. elegans,
D. magna and mice.
Exposure characterization related to toxicological evaluation experiments
involving nanoparticles of radionuclides (such as U) or carbon that may
act as carriers of radon daughter nuclides.
Method development and sample analysis using ICP-MS as well as
radioanalytical and X-ray imaging techniques
Bench-top micro-XRF at NMBU and micro- and nanoanalytical experiments at
collaborating institutions nationally and abroad (e.g., synchrotron
radiation based x-ray experiments).
Publication of results in peer reviewed journals and presentation research
at national and international meetings.
Collaboration with other scientists within ongoing national and
international of science projects.
Required academic qualifications
PhD in a relevant scientific field such as ecotoxicology, analytical
chemistry, environmental radioactivity/radioecology or environmental
Competence within analytical and radioanalytical methods for measuring
radionuclides and/or metals
Competence in setting up biotest experiments
The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:
Experience from work with ionizing radiation or radionuclides.
Experience from working with radionuclides in the environment.
Experience from using C. elegans, D. magna and/or mice in biotest
Experience with programming and image and data analysis is an advantage.
For candidates without competence within ionizing radiation, the Radiation
protection course (KJM350) offered at NMBU will be mandatory
You need to have:
Good knowledge of the English language – both written and oral
Good communication skills, both related to the research community and
presentations in general
Enthusiasm and creativity in research
Ability to work individually and in teams
Ability to work in a result-oriented environment
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 523.200-741.300),
depending on qualifications. The position follows ordinary meriting
For further information, please contact Professor Ole Christian Lind, E-mail:
email@example.com; phone +47 92432406 or Professor Lindis Skipperud (Head of
Section) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone +47 67231891
Information to applicants
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Application deadline: 02.02.2022
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 Environmental
Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within
02.02.2022. Please quote reference number 21/06094.
Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies
of diplomas and certificates.
About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA)
works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources,
biological and geological processes.
MINA's employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the
fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental
chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy,
and nature-based tourism.
Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and
our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and
excellent teaching. The faculty's employees are significant participants
within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and
internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high
levels of scientific production.
The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.
Read more about MINA here.
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 1,900 employees
of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 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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