3 year postdoc in fish behaviour (Norway) ~ Bioblogia.net

29 de mayo de 2015

3 year postdoc in fish behaviour (Norway)

At the Institute of Marine Research we currently have a 3-year vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on fishing-induced changes in behaviour and natural mortality of Norwegian spring spawning herring. The position is currently organised at the Pelagic fish group, and the work place is Bergen. The position is part of the project Can contemporary evolution explain the many enigmas in recent dynamics of Norwegian spring-spawning herring? (ConEvolHer), financed by the Research Council of Norway. The main objective of ConEvolHer is to find out why pelagic planktivores defy the existing theoretical and empirical findings by not showing evolutionary decreases in maturation age, and to assess whether evolutionary changes can be documented in other traits or population characteristics. Norwegian spring spawning (NSS) herring will be used as the focal species.Main duties:
* Assessing the long-term changes in natural mortality, behavior and resource acquisition of NSS herring, relying on the vast databases on tagging, acoustic, and biological data available at IMR, and with the help of stock assessment, statistical and simulation models.
We are looking for candidates with:

* PhD in biology or other closely related field, or the candidate must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
* Experience in life-history evolution and statistical methods.
* Experience in working with programming languages such as R and Matlab
A successful candidate will also have advantage from:

* Earlier work on fishing-induced evolutionary changes
* Knowledge of stock assesmement tools
* Ability to work independently but also act as part of a team
* Good written and oral communication skills
* Ability to work efficiently, be goal-oriented and perform and report project activities.

We offer:

* a challenging and creative working environment
* work at a national institute with extensive international contacts
*  a good working environment
* flexible working hours, good pensions and welfare schemes
The position as 1352 postdoc is paid in accordance with the civil service pay scale.

Would you like more information? Contact project leader Katja Enberg (katja.enberg@imr.no), tel (+47) 4100 6368) or visit the project website: conevolher.imr.no.
The Institute of Marine Research is an Inclusive Workplace (IW) enterprise that wishes to ensure diversity in its workforce, and we are an equal opportunity employer. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the vacancy.

Please note that information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested to be left off the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified about this in advance.

Applications summarizing relevant skills and reasons to apply for the position should be submitted electronically via the link on this page, and should be accompanied by a full CV, relevant certificates and a list of publications with links to online copies of publications when available, and two reference letters.

Those interested could send their curriculum until 06-19-2015.

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