PhD Position and Post Doc Position within Nanomedicine

Trondheim, Norway
Sep 16, 2020
End of advertisement period
Sep 30, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

About the positions

Nanotechnology is a strategic research area at NTNU. The application of nanotechnology to medicine has shown great promise in diagnostics, imaging, therapy among others. This calls for cross-disciplinary research exploiting experiences of well-established research groups at NTNU who are currently contributing to the corona virus pandemic with their novel diagnostic method (

The current project aims to facilitate such cross-disciplinary activities between two research groups, located in two different faculties Prof Magnar Bjørås at the Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Dr. Sulalit Bandyopadhyay at the Department of Chemical Engineering (IKP), Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Project Description

The cross-disciplinary project Nano-Medicine Initiative: Functional Nanoparticles in Medicine, funded by NTNU Health, NTNU Rectorate, Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) aims to synthesize and tailor-make nanoparticles for a wide range of biomedical applications including diagnostic testing of various diseases such as microbial infections, cardiovascular diseases and cancer by detection of antibodies, proteins, nucleic acids and metabolites. The focus is to develop real-time high throughput strategies for diagnosis. The technology developed in these projects can also be applied in other sectors such as agriculture, aqua culture and food industry. The project further aims to develop understanding of the growth mechanisms of nanoparticles in batch and continuous processes to obtain a better control of particle size and size distribution.

We are seeking 3 PhD candidates and 1 Post Doctoral Researcher within various thematic areas in nanomedicine. Two of the PhDs will be affiliated primarily with Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU while one PhD and the Post Doc will be affiliated primarily with Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, NTNU.

However, the supervision team for all the four recruitment positions will consist of academic and research staff from both the departments.

Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine

Department of Chemical Engineering

General information

Working at NTNU

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

For more information and how to apply:

Applicationdeadline: 30.09.2020

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Deadline 30th September 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Engagement
Jobbnorge ID 192736

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