Post doctor position on spatial modelling of marine biotopes
Exiciting postdoctor position at the Institute of marine research
About the position
The Institute of Marine Research seeks a research fellow for a 3 year fixed
term post doctor position with experience from habitat ecology, benthic fauna
and predictive spatial modelling of benthic communities, within the EU Horizon
2020 project “Mission Atlantic”. Tasks include integration of benthic
communities and functional traits in ecosystem models and integrated ecosystem
assessment for the Norwegian Sea. Experience with habitat description, and
spatial analyses and modelling of benthic communities, and environmental
variables is emphasized. Participation in offshore field work in the Mareano
programme is expected.
MAREANO is a national seabed mapping project that has been running since 2005.
The goal is to map the seabed and provide baseline information on the seabed's
physical, biological and chemical environment. The mapping generates new
knowledge for the continuing evaluation and refinement of management plans for
Norwegian sea areas.
The position has a duration of three years and will be located in Bergen, as
part of research group Benthic Communities.
About the research group
The Benthic Communities group focuses on research, mapping and monitoring of
benthic ecosystems, from seagrass and kelp in coastal waters to coral reefs
and soft bottom communities in deep waters. Research and monitoring will
support our national advisory task on ecosystem-based management of our seas
and coastal areas, where both climate and human activities are important
factors. Marine ecological research is rapidly developing and collaboration
with leading developers on new technology is central to our work. The research
group currently has 35 employees with workplaces in Bergen, Tromsø and
Flødevigen. This position will be in Bergen.
Responsibilities and tasks
Task and responsibilities lie in the projects Mission Atlantic and Mareano
with focus on:
Mapping of benthic habitats and biotopes.
Benthic ecosystem functioning.
Predictive modelling of spatial distribution of benthic fauna, habitats,
biotopes, NiN-types and OSPAR habitats.
Facilitate data relevant for Integrated Ecosystem Assessment.
Trait analyses relevant for Integrated Ecosystem Assessment.
Numerical and statistical analyses of Mareano data, especially on benthic
PhD in marine biology or ecology.
Skills in seafloor habitat mapping including collecting, analysing and
Knowledge in numerical and statistical analyses and spatial modelling.
We will emphasize:
Deep sea mapping experience.
Skills in predictive spatial modelling.
Skills in trait analyses.
State-of–the-art techniques for mapping, monitoring and video/image
Skills in analytical software like R, GIS, Maxent, Primer.
Experience from research and mapping cruises.
Publication in international peer-reviewed journals.
The working language at IMR is Norwegian and good communication skills in
Norwegian will be beneficial for both the applicant and IMR. Language training
will be offered to candidates without documented Norwegian B1 level.
At the IMR we believe that personality affects how we work, communicate and
thrive in the workplace. For this position we are interested in candidates
Thrives well in collaboration with others and at the same time works
Have good communication and collaboration skills.
Work structured, solution-oriented and deliver with high quality.
Are concerned about a good working environment.
Likes to participate in cruises and field work.
Inclusion, Diversity and Affirmative Action
The Institute of Marine Research value diversity. Therefore, we welcome all
qualified candidates to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender,
functional ability, nationality or ethnical background. We are an Inclusive
Working Life Enterprise, and we aim to facilitate for applicants with
Upon receiving applications from candidates with reduced abilities, gaps in CV
or immigrant background, we will invite at least one qualified candidate from
each category to an interview. In order to be considered for affirmative
action, certain requirements should be met. Please read more here.
If you wish to be considered for affirmative action, please specify when
submitting your application.
Work at one of Europe's leading marine research institutions with great
A challenging job in a creative and international working environment
Flexible working hours and good welfare schemes
Good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
The Institute of Marine Research offers a government-regulated salary as 1352
Post Doctor, an excellent pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service
Pension Fund, and other welfare benefits (see https: // spk.no/en/ for more
Applications should be submitted electronically via the link on this page and
should be accompanied by a cover letter summarizing relevant skills and
reasons why they are applying for the position, a complete CV, publication
list, copies of maximum 5 peer reviewed publications, three references and
transcripts of academic degrees.
Please note that information about applicants may be made public even if an
applicant has requested to be exempted from the list of applicants. Applicants
will be notified about this in advance.
The Institute of Marine Research value diversity. We therefore encourage all
qualified candidates to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender,
functional ability, nationality or ethnical background. We are an Including
Working Life Enterprise, and we aim to facilitate for applicants with reduced
For more information about the position, please contact Pål Mortensen
(firstname.lastname@example.org phone +47 974 64 151) or Frithjof Moy (email@example.com,
phone +47 478 00 024)
You can also visit our web site at www. hi.no/en.
Application deadline: 15. december 2021
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Institute of Marine Research
The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the largest research
institutes of its kind in Europe, with approximately 1,000 employees and a
wide range of research facilities and laboratories of high international
standard. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. The
IMR owns and operates seven research vessels. Our main offices are in Bergen,
and we have a department in Tromsø, and research stations in Matre, Austevoll
The IMR's aim is to be a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the
sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems, both
nationally and internationally, and the whole food chain from the sea to the
table. This includes the marine environment, fish nutrition, and safe and
nutritious sea food.
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