The regional focus of the project is the northern Barents Sea and adjacent Arctic Basin along a transect covering the gradient from boreal to Arctic conditions, and shelf to basin. Seagoing field work under harsh conditions may be part of the research as well as short research visits with national and international collaborators.

This position will be based at the Department of Arctic Biology at University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), and the candidate will be admitted to the PhD program at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and will spend part of the PhD period at UiT.

Qualifications include:

  • A Master's degree or the equivalent in a relevant field, such as marine biology, marine sciences, or molecular biology, or must have submitted a master's thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline;
  • Experience and skills in basic lab, analytical, and statistical methods;
  • Ability to work independently and in a structured manner, yet function well within a team;
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English;
  • Ability to carrying out field work, including participation on research cruises and experience in marine polar field sampling is advantageous;
  • Experience and skills in the use of molecular genetic tools and analyses of molecular genetic data are strongly desirable, as is knowledge in marine ecology;
  • Experience in experimental design is a strong benefit;
  • Authorship or co-authorship of scientific publications is an advantage; and
  • Prior work and teaching experience in an interdisciplinary research team setting is beneficial.

Applications and appendices, with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language, must be submitted online.

Application deadline: August 1, 2019

For more information and to apply, see the complete position description.

For questions, contact:

Anna Vader
+47 79023359