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3 de marzo de 2015

15 PhD positions in fish biology and social dimensions of fish conservation (Norway)

Under the EU Horizon 2020 programme, 15 PhD positions are offered through the Initial Training Network (ITN) on ¨Improved production strategies for endangered freshwater species¨ (IMPRESS). IMPRESS is a nine partner European proposal, starting in January 2015, and co-ordinated by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Oslo, Norway.

Scientific excellence, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation
IMPRESS will offer a highly interdisciplinary and international training for 15 PhD students throughout the EU, with a highly competitive salary and close contacts with the industry, government agencies and leading laboratories. In addition to conducting research, students will be enrolled on an extensive programme of short training courses, and secondments at other partner institutions.

IMPRESS: Conservation and management of endangered freshwater fishes.
IMPRESS aims to develop new technologies and approaches for improved production, management and conservation of three threatened diadromous fish species, the European eel, Atlantic salmon and the sturgeons. IMPRESS is a intersectoral training network covering a range of multidisciplinary aspects including molecular biology, physiology, and aquaculture production, as well as human dimensions of conservation management.

Application procedure
Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a 2.1 degree or equivalent in a relevant life science or social science. According to EU regulations candidate students cannot have resided for more than 12 months during the previous 3 years in the prospective host country. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. See below for more detailed information regarding each PhD project. Further information on the individual positions can be obtained by contacting the main supervisor listed for each position. Alternatively, informal information can be obtained by contacting either project coordinator Professor Finn Arne Weltzien (finn-arne.weltzien@nmbu.no) or Professor Ian Mayer (ian.mayer@nmbu.no).

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