Tailored opportunities: PhD fellowship – Multifunctionality of Vegetated Infiltration Systems, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway


The School of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Landscape and Society at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position related to plant sciences. The selected candidate is expected to start the doctoral studies in September 2018.

The Faculty of Landscape and Society has 1300 students and 180 staff. It consists of five sub-units, carrying out research and education in the fields of urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies, and public health.

The School of Landscape Architecture has 45 staff, 8 PhD students and 300 students. Established in 1919, the School was the first landscape architecture programme at an academic level in Europe. It is the main academic institution of education and research in landscape architecture in Norway.

The school’s activity is organised into six research groups; Landscape design and construction, Urban Green Space Management, Landscape Theory and History, Landscape and Community Planning, Environmental Horticulture and 3D visualization. The School hosts Centre for Landscape Democracy (CLaD), has a Plant nursing school, a scientific archive of landscape architecture history, a Virtual Reality laboratory and is currently establishing a Landscape Laboratory at the university.


Master’s degree in plant sciences, plant physiology, plant ecology or related topics. Basic knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis and interest in applied research. We are looking for a candidate with a broad scientific potential.

Desired Academic qualifications

  • Any Scandinavian language is desirable but not required
  • Experience with research and publishing
  • Experience with experiments and instrumentation


Deadline for application is 9th April 2018


To apply for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job‘ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

 Applications should include (electronically) a letter of motivation to participate in this research project, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. We may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

The shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview as a part of the evaluation. Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

Applicants without a master degree and/or with incomplete applications will be excluded from the appointment process.

For more information please visit program website

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