PhD Fellowship in Microbial Ecology, University of Bergen, Norway

Expires on: 06/01/2024

Join the University of Bergen (UiB) in shaping the future by becoming a PhD Research Fellow in Microbial Ecology. This position offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate dynamics of microbial communities and their ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. Through laboratory experiments, computer simulations, and analyzing natural microbial communities, the successful candidate will contribute to advancing knowledge in this critical field.

The PhD Research Fellow position at the Department of Biological Sciences focuses on exploring various facets of microbial ecology and evolution. The candidate will engage in research involving virus-host interaction dynamics, co-evolution under diverse environmental conditions, and analysis of microbial communities’ responses to environmental changes. This project will utilize both laboratory and computational approaches, with possible use of RAS facilities, to investigate life strategy trade-offs in structuring microbial communities.


  •  Hold a master’s degree or equivalent in biology or have submitted the master’s thesis for assessment before the application deadline.
  • Competence in molecular biology, microbiology, and laboratory work.
  • Proficiency in programming and computational biology.
  • Interest in microbial communities, biodiversity, and ecological and evolutionary mechanisms.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proficiently in English.
  • Preference given to those with experience in culturing microbes.


  • Brief statement of research interests and motivation.
  • Contact information for two referees.
  • CV.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Certificates/references.
  • Documentation of English proficiency.
  •  List of scientific works/publications.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply through Jobbnorge by uploading all required documents, including certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language.

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