[MARMAM] Open position at the Norwegian Polar Institute

Harald Roar Lind harald.roar.lind at npolar.no
Fri Sep 18 05:07:19 PDT 2009

We are seeking a person that will be responsible for performing field-based research programmes in the Arctic and the Antarctic that are relevant to the institute's mandate. The successful applicant will be responsible for the monitoring and management of the institutes' seabird monitoring programs at Spitsbergen. The job includes: planning research programmes; writing grant applications to help support the work financially; conducting the research in the field; analyzing the resulting data; reporting the results to the Institute's seabird data-bases; and doing basic reporting and administration of the research programme(s). The job also includes providing input and advice in environmental management processes. Research activities are expected to result in an active publication record in journals of high international quality (peer-reviewed).
The Norwegian Polar Institute has an opening for a full-time, permanent research position in avian ecology in Polar Regions. Potential candidates must have a PhD with a background in seabird population biology and ecology. Expertise in statistical analyses, the ability to publish in high-quality international scientific journals and the ability to secure research grants must be documented. An ability and willingness to work in multidisciplinary research groups and practical experience from field-related research programmes are important qualifications.
The salary will commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate, according to the Norwegian State salary code 1109 - 1183, scale 57 - 68 (NOK 435.500 - 533.300). The work place is the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway, with the possibility for extended periods of placement at the NPI office in Longyearbyen on Svalbard. The position is open, and the successful candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.
The Norwegian State Administration strives to mirror the diversity of its population and thereby achieve a balanced mix of age, gender and ethnic backgrounds among its employees. Hence, candidates with immigrant backgrounds and women are encouraged to apply for the position.
Further inquiries about the position may be directed to Research Director Kim Holmén, e-mail: kim.holmen at npolar.no<mailto:kim.holmen at npolar.no>, phone: +47 77 75 05 30, of Head of Biodiversity Section, Kit Kovacs, e-mail: kit.kovacs at npolar.no<mailto:kit.kovacs at npolar.no>, phone: +47 77 75 05 26.
The application deadline is 31 October 2009. The application should include a CV, names of at least two references, a list of publications and details of your relevant qualifications and experience. The application is to be submitted electronically on the application form available at "Apply for this job" on this page. If this is not feasible, printed applications may be sent to the Norwegian Polar Institute, Polar Environmental Centre, NO-9296 Tromsø, Norway.
All applications can be handled confidentially until the application deadline. Thereafter, a public list of applicants will be prepared. Applicants who wish to reserve their applications from the public list must give reasons for this in their applications.  In accordance with new public information laws, information about an applicant can be made public even if the applicant has requested not be included from the public list of applicants, cf.  Freedom of Information Act, Section 25, 2nd paragraph.

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