Associate Professor in Food Microbiology - 2 Years Variant Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology Norway

Norway's environmental and bioscience university is a small and robust university with high ambitions.

Global challenges in climate, energy supply, environment, health, safe and secure food, technology and renewable solutions, use and protection of land and natural resources, and the development of bioeconomics require increased and changed research efforts. Society, business and management still need updated expertise. NMBU's competence extends across the entire field of study and is therefore well equipped to take corporate social responsibility in both outstanding research and teaching. 


NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in 7 faculties. Until new buildings are ready on campus Ås in 2020, one of the faculties, NMBU Veterinary College, will work on the campus Adamstuen.


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Associate Professor in Food Microbiology - 2 Years Variant - Ref. 17/05143


At the Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology at the Veterinary College, the vacant 2-year vacancy is a microbiology / food safety associate


The Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology consists of three phage sections; Section for Food Safety, Section for Pharmacology and Toxicology and Section for Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology.


The department's main tasks are to provide research-based education by veterinary and animal care students, as well as to conduct research at a high international level in the areas of food safety, fish and animal health. In addition, significant work is being done in connection with the many service and reference functions the Institute has for public and private actors.


The institute is currently located at the Veterinary College, NMBU at Adamstuen in Oslo. The entire Veterinary College moves to the campus Ås in 2020.


The position is affiliated with the Food Safety Section. The candidate will work with research in the subject area and dissemination of the subject, as well as the operation of MatMikroLab. Administrative tasks must be assumed.




  • Teaching of Veterinary and Animal Care Students in General Microbiology, Food / Infection Microbiology and Laboratory Techniques / Methods.
  • Teaching and supervision of PhD students, as well as guidance of master students, specialization students and bachelor students.

The teaching assignments are shared between the section's permanent staff of scientific staff.



  • It is assumed that the hired participant participates in existing research groups in the academic community and may establish research activities within their special field
  • The employee must disseminate research results and other relevant topics within the field of study of other researchers and a wider audience.

Other tasks

  • The employee must contribute to the operation of MatMikroLab, which works with research projects and routine tests in food microbiology

The position may involve administrative tasks.


Qualification requirements for the position

Professional qualification requirements

It demands:

  • Veterinary education, master's degree in molecular biology or microbiology, or equivalent
  • PhD in Microbiology
  • Good oral and written ability in Norwegian and English.

It is desirable:

  • Teaching experience and interest in teaching
  • Practical experience in bacteriology


Personal qualities / fitness

It demands:

  • Good cooperation and communication skills
  • Good ability to get into new issues and new methods
  • Ability to work independently


NMBU offers:

  • A good and stimulating working environment
  • Challenging tasks
  • Pension scheme in the National Pension Fund
  • Various welfare schemes



The position is placed in position code 1011 Associate, salary frame 24 (lb 61 - 72) (NOK 527 500 - 650 200), depending on qualifications. Seniority in the position.



Further information

For further information contact Toril Lindbäck, Head of Division, tel: +47 67 23 22 16, e-mail:


Submit application

Applications are sent electronically via the link "Search Position" at the top of this page. Application deadline: 15.12.2017 . 


Central worker

Applicant appoints up to 10 workers who, according to the applicant's assessment, are central to the production. If it is difficult to identify the applicant's efforts in joint work, a brief explanation of the applicant's part of the work must be attached.

Documents that can not be sent electronically are sent in triplicate with regular mail marked still no. 17/05143 to the NMBU Veterinary College, MatInf, PO Box 8146 Dep, NO-0033 Oslo, within the expiration of the application deadline.


Certificates / recommendations

Applicants called for an interview must be able to provide certified copies of diplomas and certificates.


The position follows the state wage regulation. Membership of the Government Pension Fund (2%). A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional capacity or cultural background. The workplace will, if necessary, be facilitated for persons with disabilities.

In accordance with Section 25 of the Publicity Act, it is noted that information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be listed on the applicant list.

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