A three-year post doctoral position in molecular marine zooplankton biology/ecology is available at Uni Environment starting no later than December 2011. The position is part of the project «A novel cross-disciplinary approach to solve an old enigma: the food-web transfer of the mass-blooming phytoplankter Phaeocystis», coordinated by research scientist Aud Larsen. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway, and runs from 2011 to 2014. The post doctoral researcher will be affiliated to the research group Molecular Ecology at Uni Environment, but the work will be performed in close collaboration with the other project partners.
-Applicants must have achieved a PhD in a relevant field such as aquatic biology, aquatic ecology, molecular biology or microbiology. – The candidate must have presented the dissertation for assessment by the closing date for applications. -It is a prerequisite that the dissertation has been approved before appointment is granted. -General use of molecular biological techniques (PCR, qPCR, sequencing, cloning etc.) is a prerequisite. -It is beneficial that the candidate has experience in zooplankton biology, publications in the field of zooplankton trophic interactions, and/or general knowledge in marine biology, ecology, molecular ecology or ecological modelling.