2015_04: Post doc and Researcher, Norway

2015_04: Post doc and Researcher, Norway

Three positions in statistical/quantitative ecology (1 PhD, 1 post-doc, and 1 researcher) are available at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology of the University of Tromsø, Norway. These positions will work within the project “Sustainable management of renewable resources in a changing environment (SUSTAIN): an integrated approach across ecosystems”, funded by The Research Council of Norway for the period 2015-2018. This project combines the three strongest ecology research groups in Norway with nodes at the Universities of Oslo (UiO), Trondheim (NTNU) and Tromsø (UiT), led respectively by Profs. N.C. Stenseth, B.E. Sæther and R.A. Ims. The Tromsø node also includes NINA (Department of Arctic Ecology) and the Norwegian Polar Institute. The project’s main aim is to investigate how combined anthropogenic and climatic changes affect different harvested ecosystems (terrestrial, freshwater, and marine – particularly, but not only, in Arctic regions) and how management strategies can be improved to ensure sustainable exploitation and resilience. The research for these positions will mainly be associated with the work package 5 of the SUSTAIN project, which aims to explore how climate variation and change in combination with harvesting and other management actions will affect food web interactions in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

See the links for the details on each position.
PhD position (deadline 25 May 2015):
www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/112855/phd-position-in-statistical-ecology-at-the-faculty-of-biosciences-fishery-and-economics

Post-doc position (deadline 25 May 2015):
www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/112856/postdoctoral-fellow-in-quantitative-ecology-at-the-faculty-of-biosciences-fishery-and-economics

Researcher position (deadline 4 June 2015):
www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/113202/researcher-in-quantitative-ecology-at-the-department-of-arctic-and-marine-biology

The appointment date for these positions is 1st January 2016. The PhD position is for 4 years. PhD’s in Norway are considered a job with some teaching duties. Both the researcher and the post-doc positions are for 3 years. The descriptions for these two positions are the same, but we expect successful applicants to develop their own research perspectives within the themes of the SUSTAIN project. The titles for these two positions differ mainly for logistic reasons, so in case of doubt you are encouraged to submit your application to both calls. All applications should be done through jobbnorge.no following the links above. Although Norway is an expensive country, the salaries are adjusted in consequence. It is not possible to indicate salary in the official calls because it can vary a lot depending on experience, but to give an idea the PhD positions start at about 430 000 NOK per year (~51 000 EUR) and post-doc/researcher positions at 482 000 NOK per year (~57 000 EUR).

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
Prof. Rolf Ims (rolf.im at uit.no)
Prof. Nigel Yoccoz (nigel.yoccoz at uit.no)
Dr. Sandra Hamel (sandra.hamel at uit.no)
Dr. John-Andre Henden (john-andre.henden at uit.no) are available at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology of the University of Tromsø, Norway. These positions will work within the project “Sustainable management of renewable resources in a changing environment (SUSTAIN): an integrated approach across ecosystems”, funded by The Research Council of Norway for the period 2015-2018. This project combines the three strongest ecology research groups in Norway with nodes at the Universities of Oslo (UiO), Trondheim (NTNU) and Tromsø (UiT), led respectively by Profs. N.C. Stenseth, B.E. Sæther and R.A. Ims. The Tromsø node also includes NINA (Department of Arctic Ecology) and the Norwegian Polar Institute. The project’s main aim is to investigate how combined anthropogenic and climatic changes affect different harvested ecosystems (terrestrial, freshwater, and marine – particularly, but not only, in Arctic regions) and how management strategies can be improved to ensure sustainable exploitation and resilience. The research for these positions will mainly be associated with the work package 5 of the SUSTAIN project, which aims to explore how climate variation and change in combination with harvesting and other management actions will affect food web interactions in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

See the links for the details on each position.
PhD position (deadline 25 May 2015):
www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/112855/phd-position-in-statistical-ecology-at-the-faculty-of-biosciences-fishery-and-economics

Post-doc position (deadline 25 May 2015):
www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/112856/postdoctoral-fellow-in-quantitative-ecology-at-the-faculty-of-biosciences-fishery-and-economics

Researcher position (deadline 4 June 2015):
www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/113202/researcher-in-quantitative-ecology-at-the-department-of-arctic-and-marine-biology

The appointment date for these positions is 1st January 2016. The PhD position is for 4 years. PhD’s in Norway are considered a job with some teaching duties. Both the researcher and the post-doc positions are for 3 years. The descriptions for these two positions are the same, but we expect successful applicants to develop their own research perspectives within the themes of the SUSTAIN project. The titles for these two positions differ mainly for logistic reasons, so in case of doubt you are encouraged to submit your application to both calls. All applications should be done through jobbnorge.no following the links above. Although Norway is an expensive country, the salaries are adjusted in consequence. It is not possible to indicate salary in the official calls because it can vary a lot depending on experience, but to give an idea the PhD positions start at about 430 000 NOK per year (~51 000 EUR) and post-doc/researcher positions at 482 000 NOK per year (~57 000 EUR).

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
Prof. Rolf Ims (rolf.im at uit.no)
Prof. Nigel Yoccoz (nigel.yoccoz at uit.no)
Dr. Sandra Hamel (sandra.hamel at uit.no)
Dr. John-Andre Henden (john-andre.henden at uit.no)