The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD position within environmental chemistry and remediation focusing on the treatment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminated leachate.

About the position:
  • The position is funded by the new Centre for Research driven Innovation called “Rescue of earth materials and wastes in the circular economy” (earthresQue).
  • earthresQue aims to develop technologies, systems innovation, and a governance framework for the most sustainable management and treatment of wastes and earth materials, building on science-based education and information.


  • A master’s degree of at least 120 credits (ECTS) is required, which is based on a bachelor’s degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS), or integrated master’s degree of at least 300 credits (ECTS). Master’s degree within a chemical science or environmental engineering focused study, that has preferably been obtained within the last 5 years
  • The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document good English skills, both written and oral.
  • Participation in and/or organisation of field work
  • An understanding of the fate and behaviour of organic contaminants, in particular PFAS, in the environment
  • Knowledge related to remediation and treatment of contamination
  • Experience working in a chemical laboratory.


Apply online and attach the following documents to the application:

  • Motivation letter
  • Complete CV
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system
  • Diplomas/certificates (i.e. Diploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). (Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.)
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Chemical Science, Environmental Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15.09.2021

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