Doctoral Research Position in Genomics, NTNU University, Norway

Expires on: 04/01/2024


Embark on a transformative research journey as a PhD Candidate in Genomics of Arctic Alien Plants at NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Join the NTNU University Museum’s Department of Natural History and contribute to unraveling the genomic basis of adaptation in Arctic alien plants, specifically focusing on wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris). This interdisciplinary project aims to enhance our understanding of the evolutionary dynamics of invasive species in the Arctic.

As a PhD Candidate, you will engage in a diverse range of activities, including arctic fieldwork, herbarium work, greenhouse experiments, DNA lab work, and bioinformatics. The primary focus is on wintercress, exploring its genomic basis for adaptation to the Arctic environment and its relation to invasiveness. You will work closely with a team of international experts, utilizing herbarium collections, clean-lab facilities, and advanced genomic resources. The research contributes to a broader project on Arctic greening and aligns with the Nordic Borealization Network.


  • Master’s degree in biology or equivalent, specializing in molecular ecology, evolutionary biology, biosystematics, or related fields.
  • Experience in NGS data analysis at the master’s level for addressing evolutionary questions.
  •  Strong interest in invasion biology with multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Education equivalent to a five-year Norwegian degree program, with 120 credits at the master’s level.
  • Average grade equivalent to B or better on NTNU’s grading scale.
  • Meet the requirements for admission to the faculty’s doctoral program.
  •  Excellent proficiency in written and oral English.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications by the deadline through The application must include a letter of motivation, CV, certified copies of certificates and diplomas, transcripts, a copy of the master’s thesis, publications, and contact information for two referees.

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