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PhD fellow in fishing gear technology - The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE)
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources.
The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) has a position available for PhD in fishing gear technology. The position is affiliated with The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) and the research group HARVEST. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.
The position is a fixed term position within the HARVEST group for a duration of 4 years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year, and will consist of teaching and other duties for the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics.
The research group HARVEST carries out research within the following main areas: selectivity and bycatch issues (with focus on the Arctic fisheries), assessment of fishing efficiency, development of environmentally friendly fishing gears, experimental designs (on board research and commercial vessels); developing new models and data-analyses (i.e. novelty in statistics); testing of modified and new designs of fishing gears.
The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time, within 6 months after receiving the offer.
The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor(PhD) are available here.
The position's field of research
This PhD position is connected to the centre for research-based innovation "Centre for the development of biodegradable plastics for marine applications – innovative fisheries and aquaculture (funded by the Norwegian Research Council, project number 310008), research area 3 (RA3): Gear development, tests and demonstrations at sea.
The objective of RA3 is to develop, test, validate, and optimize biodegradable gears for specific applications in fisheries and aquaculture. The industry will need robust and convincing results before production, sales, and practical use (fishing) on a large scale can take place. We expect that identification of accurate needs, development of products, and testing (documentation) will take several years for each research area. Furthermore, a change from traditional to new smart biodegradable materials must include performance, catch pattern, and efficiency analyses (in the case of fishing gears) of existing and new technology.
The PhD candidate is expected to collect own data on board fishing vessels, prepare and analysis of data, and publish scientific results in international peer-reviewed journals. The candidate is expected to participate in science communication events (i.e. conferences and workshops) and will be encouraged to expend time abroad (Denmark, Germany, and/or Croatia) at one (or more) of the international partner institutions in the centre.
For further information about the position, please contact:
Associate professor Roger B. Larsen
- E-mail: [email protected]
or Associate professor Jesse Brinkhof:
- E-mail: [email protected]
- A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
- Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
- Pension scheme through the state pension fund
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- Master's degree in biology, or marine related studies (fishing technology, marine technology or engineering, fisheries management, natural resource management, ocean studies etc.).
- Experience with operation of fishing gears and/or fishing gear-related behaviour studies.
- Experience with experimental design and research methodology.
- Experience with field work and collection of data (onboard vessels)
- Experience with analysis of data and general statistics.
- Scientific publishing experience.
- In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD.
During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate's potential for research, motivation, and personal suitability for the position.
At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance, and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required, and working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable.
Emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.
The position requires admission to the Faculty's PhD programme. Information about requirements is available here.
The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:
- Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
- Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
- Documentation on English proficiency. This website (sett inn link) states how English profiency shall be documented.
- Written references
- Contact information to 1-3 references
- Master thesis, and any other academic works
The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.
As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.
A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.
Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.
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