Nutrition food

Postdoctoral Fellow in Industrial Nutrition/Food Technology job with NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – NTNU

About the position

The postdoctoral fellow position is a temporary position whose main objective is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The postdoctoral fellow will be associated with an interdisciplinary project aimed at developing sustainable and nutritional products for high performance/expeditions in arctic conditions.

Your immediate boss is Professor Jørgen Lerfall.

Job duties

  • The candidate must actively participate in the work of the project
  • The applicant must actively disseminate the results within the project, the scientific group and society at large
  • The candidate should take an active part in the food science research division of the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science

Selection criteria required

  • You must have obtained a Norwegian doctorate or a corresponding foreign doctorate recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctorate in food science, food technology or nutrition. If you can document that the doctoral thesis has been submitted, your application can be evaluated even if you have not yet defended your thesis. Documentation of the doctorate obtained must be presented before you can take up the position.
  • Research experience in the field of food technology and food quality
  • Practical analytical skills in food processing and food quality measurements
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, in English

The appointment must be made in accordance with the Regulations on the Conditions of Employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, doctoral candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Competence in the fields of nutrition, sensory and consumer sciences, food chemistry or food safety
  • Knowledge of highly processed and stabilized food products such as combat field meals

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to be creative and innovative in interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about food processing, with a keen interest in a broader context than his own research
  • Open-mindedness and interest in exploring new methodologies in the field of research

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a postdoctoral fellow (code 1352), you are normally paid from NOK 563,500 gross per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the pension fund of the Norwegian civil service

The period of employment is 2.5 years with the possibility of extension up to 1 year with teaching duties.

The engagement must be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the laws relating to the control of the export of strategic goods, services and technologies. Applicants who, after evaluation of the application and attachment, are found to conflict with the criteria of the latter Act will be barred from recruitment at NTNU.

After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the working area.

The position is subject to external funding from the Research Council of Norway, grant number 332249 (Energon Arctic Field Meal).

This is a prerequisite for being present and accessible to the establishment on a daily basis.

About the application

The application and supporting documents to be used as the basis for assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only assessed against the information available at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application clearly indicates how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out above.

If for any reason you have interrupted your career or have had an atypical career and wish to reflect this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the amount of your research may be reduced.

The request must include:

  • CV and certificates
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. If you have not yet completed your PhD, you must provide confirmation of the estimated date of your PhD thesis or that your PhD thesis has been submitted.
  • A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you are about to submit or have recently submitted your thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed doctorate must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Academic work – published or unpublished – that you would like to see considered in the assessment (up to 3 items)
  • Name and contact details of three referees

If all or part of your training was completed abroad, we also ask that you attach documentation on the extent and quality of your overall training. The description of the required documentation can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach it as well.

Joint work will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint work, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions and potential will also count in the evaluation of candidates.

NTNU is committed to following criteria for research quality assessment in accordance with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

general informations

Working at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect the cultural diversity of the Norwegian population and we continually seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision-making processes, increase employee satisfaction, compete academically with the world’s top institutions, and meet our social responsibilities. in education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender identity, ability, periods of unemployment, or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU works actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is Norway’s innovation capital with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including health care, schools, kindergartens and general equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Subsidized professional day care for children is easily accessible. Additionally, Trondheim offers great education opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and clean air. own.

As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development of the subject implies and the organizational changes that are adopted.

A public list of candidates with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you wish to reserve an inscription on the public list of candidates, this must be justified. The evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the legislation in force. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Jørgen Lerfall, mail: [email protected]

If you think this sounds interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 30.09.2022

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Biotechnology and Food Science

Our activities contribute to increased exploitation of existing and new ingredients for sustainable food production as well as next-generation energy solutions and medical technologies. We train graduates for a wide range of careers in industry, public administration and academia. The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is one of the eight departments of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Deadline September 30, 2022

Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Full time

Duration Temporary

place of service Trondheim