The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as PhD candidate in Evolutionary Marine Ecology at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Natural Sciences for a period of three years. The position will mainly be located in Kristiansand, Norway. However, the appointee may be required to stay for a period at UiA campus Grimstad and the Institute of Marine Research, Flødevigen (IMR). The preferred start date is 01.04.16 (negotiable with the Department).
The marine group at the Department of Natural Sciences comprises around 20 people including Professors, Professors II, researchers II, Post-docs and PhD fellows. The PhD-student will also benefit from the recently established Center for Coastal Research (CCR) in cooperation with University of Oslo, Institute of Marine Research, GRID-Arendal, NIVA and Telemark University College. Further information here andhere.
The PhD student will primarily work in ongoing project activity at UiA/IMR, coupling population genetics/genomics, ecology, and behavior in marine/anadromous fish. This project aims at improving our understanding of ecological systems with genetic tools, e.g. local adaptation by combining genomic data with ecological/physical and behavioural data. A detailed description will be made together with the successful PhD candidate.
The PhD candidate is expected to contribute to an active research environment that will give opportunities for personal and professional development. The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. During the assessment process emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s previous work, examination results as well as any other previous research and development work.
Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.
The successful candidate should hold a master’s degree (at the starting date) in relevant field areas such as ecology, evolution or population genetics/genomics. The qualified candidate should have good computational skills, knowledge using Linux/Unix systems as well as programming. Experience with laboratory protocols in molecular biology is an advantage, but not required.
Deadline for application: 15th January 2016