[MARMAM] Postdoc Opportunity - Norwegian Polar Institute

Andrew Lowther Andrew.Lowther at npolar.no
Mon Aug 4 10:01:20 PDT 2014

Hi all,

Please see below advert for an 18mth (possible extension up to total 2.5 years) at the Norwegian Polar Institutes´Biodiversity section.

Andy Lowther


THE NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE (NPI) is Norway's main institution for research, environmental management and monitoring, mapping and field work in the Polar Regions. The Institute is under the auspices of theNorwegian Ministry of the Environment and is a contact and service body fornational and international polar research. The NPI is currently expanding its activities, especially within the field of climate change research. The Institute has 160 employees in Tromsø (headquarters in Fram Centre), in Svalbard and in Antarctica. For more information: www.npolar.no<http://www.npolar.no>.

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Biodiversity

NPI is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow (1.5 yr term + possible 1 year extension, pending funding) to work within the Biodiversity Programme on fine-scale dietary analyses of pygoscelid penguins and seals in the sub Antarctic in relation to krill fishing (and climate change). The sample collections (in-hand) are from the South Orkneys Islands in the western South Atlantic (2013/14). Samples from Bouvetøya in the easternSouth Atlantic will be collected this coming austral summer (2014/15). It is expected that sampling will also be done in the planned extension period ofthis programme in both locations during 2015/16. This diet study will be part of a larger effort that involves tracking data, accelerometer-magnetometer records, habitat utilization and relationships between predators and krill-fishing effort. The successful candidate will be integrated into project elements beyond purely dietary assessments, dependent on the skill set(s) that he/she brings to the programme.

We are seeking a candidate who has a solid background in biology with direct research experience dealing with predator dietary analyses (FAs, isotopes, qPCR, scat analyses etc.). The candidate must have good skills in Excel, Access, R programming and multivariate statistics. Education level must include a PhD in animal ecology. Research experience dealing with marine predator diving andspatial data and a good publication record (according to career stage) willalso be viewed very positively.

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 1.5 year term (with a possible 1 year extension pending funding). 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, Christian Lydersen and Andrew Lowther (NPI) and Dr. Phil Trathan(British Antarctic Survey).

The position is available immediately.

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<mailto:kit.kovacs at npolar.no>; +47 77 75 05 26) or Dr. Andrew Lowther (andrew.lowther at npolar.no<mailto:andrew.lowther at npolar.no>;  +47 77 75 05 44).

The application deadline is 31 August 2014. The application should include a CV, names of at least two references, and details of your relevant qualifications and experience. Theapplication must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no<http://www.jobbnorge.no>.

All applications can be handled confidentially until the application deadline. Thereafter, a public list ofapplicants 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 thepublic list of applicants, cf. Freedom of Information Act, Section 25, 2nd paragraph.

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