Researcher 1109 within Evolutionary Parasitology
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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. uib.no/en/rg/evofish), 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,
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
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
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
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.
Transcripts and diplomas.
List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a
Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.
For further details about the position, please contact Dr Adele Mennerat
(Department of Biological Sciences, UiB,
https: // www. uib.no/en/persons/Adele.Mennerat).
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
Fulltime (1 jobs) Fulltime (%)
Place of service
Institutt for biovitenskap