[MARMAM] Postdoctoral fellowship available

Kit Kovacs kit.kovacs at npolar.no
Sat Sep 1 02:46:18 PDT 2012

A job listing that is of likely interest to our readership.......(though it is penguins as well as seals).


Postdoctoral Fellowship - Biodiversity

NPI is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow (3-yr term) to work within the Biodiversity Programme on diet, space use and habitat selection of pygoscelid penguins (and possibly also seals) in the sub Antarctic in relation to krill fishing (and climate change). Field sites will include the South Orkneys Islands and Bouvetøya in the South Atlantic.

We are seeking a candidate who has a solid background in biology with direct research experience dealing with marine predator diving and spatial data. The candidate must have good skills in Excel, Access, R programming and multivariate statistics. Education level must include a PhD in animal ecology. Previous experience in field camps is essential; field experience from Polar Regions in particular will be viewed favorably. A good publication record (according to career stage) will also be viewed very positively. Good English skills are required.

The salary will follow the Norwegian State salary code 1352 (Postdoctoral Fellows), scale 57-64, depending on qualifications (468,400 - 533,000 nok; 77,150 - 87,800 US dollars).

The position is a 3-year term. The work place is NPI, Tromsø, Norway. The project is part of a bilateral research effort between Norway and the United Kingdom. Project PIs are Drs. Kit M. Kovacs and Christian Lydersen (NPI) and Dr. Phil Trathan (British Antarctic Survey). This position will be awarded pending final confirmation of project financing (expected mid September).

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 inquires about the position can be directed to Dr. Kit M. Kovacs (kit.kovacs at npolar.no; +47 77 75 05 26) or Dr. Christian Lydersen (christian.lydersen at npolar.no; +47 77 75 05 23).

The application deadline is 15th September 2012. The application should include a CV, names of at least two references, and details of your relevant qualifications and experience. The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no.

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