The Department of Biology has a vacancy for one Postdoctoral Fellow position
in Marine Bioacoustics.
Postdoctoral Fellow position in Marine Bioacoustics
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About the position
We have a vacancy for one Postdoctoral Fellow position in Marine Bioacoustics
at the Marine Section of the Department of Biology in the group of Prof. Ana
The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main
goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.
The research in the group is focused on the development and use of acoustic
methods to study marine animals. Specifically, the postdoctoral research
scientist will primarily be responsible for assisting in the project focusing
on the study of the dynamics of baleen whale occurrence in Southern California
based on passive and active acoustic mooring data. Field work as well as
analysis of previously collected data will be expected as part of the project.
Previous ocean-going research experience as well as experience maintaining and
deploying acoustic recorders is a plus. The position will also have partial
teaching duties. This position will contribute to the expansion of a newly-
established research group at NTNU and the candidate will be expected to be a
productive contributor to the process.
You will report to the Head of Deparment.
Duties of the position
Analyse long-term passive acoustic data from combined passive-active
moorings deployed in Southern California to answer questions of baleen
Develop ecological models of cetacean-prey interactions
Participate in field work as required by the project
Submit publications to peer-reviewed journals
Present research at national and international meetings
Partial teaching duties over the course of several years
Advising of Master's students
Participate in regular lab activities: lab meetings, field logistic
operations, collaboration with colleagues, etc.
Required selection criteria
You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding
foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
You must have a professionally relevant background in marine
biology/oceanography and bioacoustics
Solid expertise in the analysis of long-term passive acoustic data
Some experience with ecological model development using long-term time
Solid expertise in MATLAB and R programming languages
Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
Very good written and oral English language skills
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for
appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant
Preferred selection criteria
Experience with cetacean acoustic data and knowledge of cetacean calling
Proficiency in ecological model development
Experience with oceanographic research cruises, mooring deployments, and
data collection protocols at sea
Knowledge of ocean data repositories and experience extracting data from
Experience in academic teaching at the undergraduate and MSc student level
Experience in project management
Involvement in academic outreach activities
Proactive and positive attitude
Organized / structured
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Salary and conditions
As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK
545 300 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From
the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service
The period of employment is 2.5 years with teaching duties.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to
Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates
who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with
the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.
After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of
The position is subject to external funding.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution
on a daily basis.
About the application
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the
assessment must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please
note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available
on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows
clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical
career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee
will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research
may be reduced as a result.
The application must include :
CV, certificates and diplomas
transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees.
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be
considered in the assessment (up to 3 items)
Cover letter describing motivation and relevant previous experience
Name and address of three referees
If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to
attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education.
Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already
have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your
contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be
placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities.
Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality
according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
Working at NTNU
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified
candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene.
Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000.
The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and
overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional
subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim
offers great opportunities for education (including international schools)
and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime
rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the
development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are
Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality
may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on
the list of applicants.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ana Širović,
telephone +47 92 06 96 42, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any
questions about the recruitment process, please e-mail contact Solveig Ikdal,
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV,
diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be
considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master
Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide
confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of
transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number
2021/48089 when applying.
Application deadline: 28.09.2021
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