15 PhD positions in fish biology and social dimensions of fish conservation

Under the EU Horizon 2020 programme, 15 PhD positions are offered by a new EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on ¨Improved production strategies for endangered freshwater species¨ (IMPRESS). IMPRESS is a nine partner European proposal, starting in January 2015, and co-ordinated by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Oslo, Norway.

Scientific excellence, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation
IMPRESS will offer a highly interdisciplinary and international training for 15 PhD students throughout the EU, with a highly competitive salary and close contacts with industry, government agencies and leading laboratories. In addition to conducting research, students will be enrolled on an extensive programme of short training courses, and secondments at other partner institutions.

IMPRESS: Conservation and management of endangered freshwater fishes.
IMPRESS aims to develop new technologies and approaches for improved production, management and conservation of three threatened diadromous fish species, the European eel, Atlantic salmon and the sturgeons. IMPRESS is a intersectoral training network covering a range of multidisciplinary aspects including molecular biology, physiology, and aquaculture production, as well as human dimensions of conservation management.

Application procedure
According to EU regulations candidate students cannot have resided for more than 12 months during the previous 3 years in the prospective host country. Interested candidate students can obtain further information on the research and training objectives of IMPRESS, as well as details of all PhD positions at the website via the “Apply through website” button. Students should contact directly the main supervisor listed for each of the 15 PhD positions.

Alternatively, informal information can be obtained by contacting either project coordinator Professor Finn Arne Weltzien (finn-arne.weltzien@nmbu.no) or Professor Ian Mayer (ian.mayer@nmbu.no).

Deadline for application: See individual positions

More information: http://www.impress-itn.eu/phd-positions/


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