Postdoctoral research fellow in biological oceanography at University of Tromso

The Arctic University of Norway, (BFE). has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant in biological oceanography, financed by The Norwegian Research Council and part of the international project Sea Patches. The position is attached to The Department of Arcitc and Marine Biology


Field of Research

The position will be part of the interdisciplinary project Sea Patches that aims to locate patches of zooplankton, and delineate physical and behavioral mechanisms responsible for zooplankton patch formation in the ocean. Within the project we will focus on new technology to locate patches and to describe patch structure in detail. This knowledge will be utilized in physical and behavior models to understand patch formation. Pigments, lipids, population parameters and acoustic biomass estimates will be related to satellite remote sensing to study zooplankton ecology and behavior.


The work will be diverse, with field activity, collecting of large data sets by using optical and acoustical technology, statistical analyses of data, experimental methods, and publishing. The successful candidate is expected to substantially contribute to collection of data, data analysis, publications and outreach in interdisciplinary and international venues. The candidate is also expected to contribute to practical issues related to research cruise logistics, organizing workshops and data archival. The postdoctoral research fellow will be integrated into a larger international research team, within Sea Patches and within related research projects. The candidate will also have the opportunity to connect to the ARCTOS researchers network (


Qualifications required

We seek a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest in biological-physical interactions in pelagic systems. The applicant must have experience from research activity in relation to zooplankton, and must have documented experience from publishing in international peer-reviewed journals. Experience from research cruises and from collecting and analyzing large data sets is desired. Experience from optical and/or acoustical measurements of zooplankton is an advantage. Pedagogical competence is strongly desired. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and within a team and good collaborations skills are required. The overall personal qualifications will be considered.


Deadline for application: 6th March, 2017

More information HERE

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