PhD position in Microbial Ecology of Phototrophic Mixed Cultures

Job Type
Job Rank
PhD candidate
Job Institution
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Job Description

At the Research Division “Analysis and Control of Microbial Systems” (ACMS) of the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science (IBT) and Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), we look for a PhD candidate with a scientific drive to investigate the microbial ecology of phototrophic mixed cultures

Phototrophic microorganisms are central within natural biogeochemical cycles. Environmental biotechnologies using phototrophs raise interest for capturing (in)organics and nutrients from residuals and valorising them into beneficial products for the circular economy, while protecting the water chain and minimising greenhouse impacts. Inside these colourful microbiomes, we will elucidate how phototrophs establish their metabolic niches across substrate and light gradients, using mixed-culture biotechnology, functional multi-omics, and mathematical models.

All details on the position, application files, and submission platform are available on Please submit your application via by December 20, 2022.

For questions about this position, please contact Prof. David Weissbrodt ( before the application deadline.