Researcher 1109 within Evolutionary Parasitology

University of Bergen


October 28, 2021


Researcher 1109 within Evolutionary Parasitology UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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Researcher 1109

There is a vacancy for a temporary position as a researcher in Evolutionary Parasitology at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Bergen. This position is for a period of 2 years (24 months) and is tied to the ‘ParAnthropE' project (https: // www., funded by the Research Council of Norway.

About the project/work tasks:
  • The position is a part of the research project ParAnthropE (Anthropogenic Parasite Evolution), financed by the Research Council of Norway. The main goal is to test how the conditions typical of intensive food production – a major human activity worldwide - affect the evolution of parasite life history and virulence; we do so by means of experimental evolution, using the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis as a model of horizontally, directly-transmitted parasite.

  • The candidate is expected to help collect longitudinal data and assign parentage in experimental populations of parasites. We are therefore looking for someone with a solid experience with empirical evolutionary research involving parasites, systematic data collection, and molecular labwork.

  • The project is a collaboration between leading evolutionary biologists based in Bergen, Montpellier, Basel and Oslo. The candidate will mostly based at UiB while in contact with the larger international team.

  • Qualifications and personal qualities:

    The successful applicant:

  • must hold a Norwegian PhD degree or equivalent within evolutionary ecology.
  • must have researchexperience in evolutionary parasitology.
  • must have experience with statistical programming in R.
  • must hold a FELASA-accredited Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) course
  • will preferably have experience with lab-based research involving fish.
  • will have an advantage if they have experience with co-supervision of BSc or MSc students on topics related to fish health, parasitology, or evolutionary ecology.
  • will have a clear advantage if they document experience with mixed models, research involving salmon lice, and/or work in a molecular biology lab.
  • must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • must have a good command of the Norwegian language.
  • In assessing the candidates, a review of both the quality and the breadth of the candidate's research will be conducted. Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized.

    We can offer:
  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 61 (code 1109/pay range 24, alternative 5) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 553 500. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications
  • The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

    General information:

    For further details about the position, please contact Dr Adele Mennerat (Department of Biological Sciences, UiB, https: // www.

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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    28th October 2021


    University of Bergen




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    Place of service

    Institutt for biovitenskap