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Vacancy Title PhD in Molecular Ecology / Ecological Genomics
Country of employment Norway
Job description The Faculty of Bioscience and Aquaculture at the Bodø University College (Norway) seeks applicants for a PhD position in Molecular Ecology / Ecological genomics. The position is a three year employment. The candidate will be a member of our Marine Ecology Research group, and the candidates work will be attached to the NFR project, “Ecological & Evolutionary responses to global warming in the seaweed Fucus serratus”.

Bodø University College (BUC) is the main institution for higher education and research in Nordland County (Norway). BUC is a medium-sized institution and the academic profile of BUC is organised into four faculties; School of Business, School of Professional Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty of Bioscience and Aquaculture. The Faculty of Bioscience and Aquaculture areas of expertise include marine ecology, molecular ecology, molecular biology and genomics, reproductive and developmental biology, nutrition, cell biology, immunology, pathology. The Faculty has excellent facilities and the molecular laboratory has been recently upgraded (qPCR, Solid, capillary sequencer etc). For more information check our website

The main goal of the project is to address how the fucoid Fucus serratus, an important intertidal ecosystem engineer in the North Atlantic, responds to global warming through its ability to: 1) move, 2) be plastic, or 3) evolve. The approach will integrate spatial modelling (Ecological Niche Modelling), transcriptomics (qPCR) and genomics (genome scans, AFLPs & microsatellites) to disentangle the ecological (range shift and phenotypic plasticity or modulating gene expression) and evolutionary response (selection for the most adaptive genotypes).

The project will be run in collaboration with the Universities of Bergen, Groningen (NL) and Gent (BE).

We search for a motivated, systematic and independent candidate with an MSc (or equivalent) in molecular ecology, ecological genomics, population genetics or related disciplines. Applicants with practical experience in molecular biology and population genetics will be preferred. Knowledge and experience in algal DNA and/or GIS is desirable but not required

The candidate also must be accepted into an accredited Phd program at Bodø University College, or in special cases, at a partner institution. The final plan for the doctoral work shall be formally accepted no later than 3 months after entry into the position. Termination of the contract can be considered if the candidate is not accepted into an accredited PhD program within the stated deadline, fails to produce mandatory progress reports, does not display sufficient progress, and fails to perform mandatory duties.

The application must include a cover letter, a complete CV including a listing of educational background and all scientific works accomplished, and names and e-mail addresses of two references. Other activities relevant for the position should be documented (e.g., field work experience, etc). Applications are to be submitted electronically (

The salary is regulated through governmental standards, Lpl 17.515, code 1017, wage level 45 (355.600 NOK, circa 38 500 € per annum before taxes). A legally established deposit to The Norwegian [Public] Service Pension is automatically deducted from the salary. The successful candidate must follow all legislations, agreements, and directives of the position at any time.

Based on the institutions goals for our employment policies, our staff should reflect the population in general, both based on gender and cultural diversity. We therefore appeal women and candidates with minority background to apply for the position.

For further information and/or details of the project, please contact Professor Galice Hoarau, phone. +47 75 51 74 97 ( or Professor Kurt Tande (, phone +47 75 51 73 61.The application deadline is 15 March 2010 and interviews will be conducted in April 2010.

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Contract type Temporary
Daily basis Full Time
Gross salary
Duration of contract 3 years
CV submission deadline  -03-15
Last updated on 2010-02-03 by galice_hoarau
Contact Details
Contact person galice, hoarau
Institute Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Bodø University College
Address Bodø University College, 8049 Bodø, Norway

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