DLN Junior Resource Group – Call for new members

A major focus of the Centre for Digital Life Norway is to train and support a new generation of transdisciplinary life scientists. The Centre’s Junior Resource Group (JRG) provides advice and feedback that help shape the Centre’s activities to reach PhD students and post-docs. Now the Junior Resource Group is recruiting new members to be a voice of young researchers in digital biotechnology in Norway.  

Photo: Junior Resource Group members make biotechnology look chill. From left, Emil Karlsen (NTNU), Marte Jenssen (UiT), Eric Juskewitz (UiT), Maria Hesjedal (NTNU), Simona Kavaliauskiene (UiO). 

The JRG is a resource for the center’s competence hub, the Digital Life Norway Research School, and the center’s early career researchers. As a member of the JRG you get unique insight into an organization which is one of the driving forces of Norwegian biotechnology, and you get an opportunity to help guide the center to best accommodate early career researchers. JRG members are often invited to represent younger researchers at various DLN events, such as strategic meetings, conferences, and the policy forum. Learn more about the current JRG members.  

The JRG tasks are varied and depend on the skills of the members. Some examples are communication within the center and with external partners, helping with event planning and execution, contributing to the framework of the DLN Research School courses, reading and editing call proposals and applications, attending meetings and the DLN annual conferences, and more. The tasks are highly versatile and often open to personal preferences, so new JRG member(s) should be someone with initiative and drive. The time commitment varies and is adjustable depending on your situation, but a minimum of two hours per month and some travelling during the year should be expected. You also get to travel and meet interesting people in the Norwegian biotechnology community. The JRG has 1-2 annual meetings in person to discuss strategy and current projects (and other fun stuff), in connection with larger events.  


Apply here

Deadline to apply: 23 September 2022 

Kick-off meeting with new JRG members: 20 October 2022 at the Digital Life 2022 conference in Trondheim 


You are: 

  • PhD, postdoc, or other temporary scientific staff within 5 years of your PhD. You should have minimum one year left in your contract.  
  • In the field of digital biotechnology in Norway across health and life sciences, aquaculture, agriculture, and industrial biotechnology. This includes social science and humanities aspects of biotechnology (such as RRI and STS), innovation, and data modeling and computational biotechnology. 
  • Working on a DLN project and/or are a member of the DLN Research School. At least six months’ experience with DLN or DLN Research School membership is expected. 

You have: 

  • Initiative 
  • Organizational skills 
  • Something unique to contribute  
  • Motivation to contribute to DLN and early career researchers 
  • Team spirit (as pictured) 

Contact: DLN Centre manager Kam Sripada 

Published Aug. 23, 2022 4:20 PM - Last modified Aug. 23, 2022 4:32 PM