The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term appointment as Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Evolutionary Marine Genomics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Natural Sciences for a period of two years. The position will mainly be located in Kristiansand, Norway. However, the appointee may be required to stay for a period at the Institute of Marine Research, Flødevigen (IMR). The preferred start date is 1 May 2015 (negotiable with the Department).
The marine group at the Department of Natural Sciences comprises around 20 people including Professors, Professors II, Researchers II, Post-doc and PhD fellows. The Post-doctoral Fellow will also benefit from the recently established Center for Coastal Research (CCR) in cooperation with University of Oslo, Institute of Marine Research, GRID-Arendal, NIVA and Telemark University College.
The postdoctoral-fellow will primarily work in an ongoing international project entitled “Adaptation or plasticity as response to large scale translocations and harvesting over a climatic gradient in the marine ecosystem?” funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) under the Havkyst programme. This project aims at improving our understanding of adaptive processes in marine fish in response to human and climatic stressors. During its development, large datasets will be generated by means of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) approaches, focusing the analysis on Rads and transcriptomics data. The candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved in other ongoing projects at CCR as well as to develop own initiatives.
The Post-doctoral Fellow will be expected to take part in a binding cooperation with the research group and contribute to an active research environment that will give opportunities for personal and professional development. The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused, and independent manner. During the assessment process emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ PhD work, examination results as well as any other previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.
The successful candidate should hold a PhD in a relevant field such as ecology, evolution, genetics/genomics, aquaculture or bioinformatics. Applicants with a PhD in medical science and experience in NGS data analysis are also welcome. The qualified candidate should have strong computational skills and/or experience with the major techniques in Bioinformatics. In addition, he/she will be familiar with Linux/Unix systems as well as programming in script-based language, e.g. Phython and/or Perl. Experience with laboratory protocols in molecular biology and rearing fish in tanks is an advantage, but not required.
Information about the appointment criteria for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident, available for download here.
The Norwegian public service is committed to reflect the diversity of society and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and with permission from the applicant the University will also conduct a reference check before appointment.
Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service.
The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, salary grade 60 -72 (NOK 509.100-639.500). A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Send application”. The following documentation should be submitted online:
- Copies of diplomas, transcripts and letters of reference
- Complete list of scientific publications
- A description of research interests, background for the problem that the applicant wishes to study and its relevance for the above mentioned project
- Summary of the Doctoral dissertation
- 3-5 of the most relevant publications which the applicant wishes to include for assessment.
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies before closing date. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process. The application and all other information must be submitted, preferably in English, but even Norwegian, Danish or Swedish will be accepted.
Closing date: 31.03.15
Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Enrique Blanco Gonzalez, phone +47 454 96 531, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Personal Adviser Anne Bergit Jørgensen, +47 38 14 11 40, e-mail: email@example.com
In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the intention to exercise this right.