PhD Research Fellowship in Population Genomics/Genetics

Deadline: 4 December 2015
Open to: highly motivated, enthusiastic persons with master degree in population genomics/genetics and or ecology
Fellowship: NOK 430 500– 492 700 per year


A PhD Research Fellowship in Population Genomics/genetics is available at the Norwegian Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences. The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work. Starting date from 01.01.2016 and no later than 01.03.2016.

CEES is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for integrative biological research and is well-funded. It provides a stimulating research environment, situated at the Department of Biosciences, with many young international and Norwegian scientists working on a variety of theoretical and empirical topics within ecology, evolution, population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, molecular biology, and statistical methodology. The CEES is chaired by Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth and currently employs 16 faculty members, 49 postdocs/researchers, 32 PhD students and 30 MSc students.

The successful candidate will work within the project Marine Management and Ecosystem Dynamics under climate change (MARmaED). MARmaED is an international and interdisciplinary network that unifies specific and complementary competences in marine sciences from Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and France to investigate how the cumulative stress from biodiversity loss, climate change and harvesting will affect Europe’s complex marine systems and the consequences for optimal resource management. The project’s main aim is to investigate how combined anthropogenic and climatic changes affect different harvested ecosystems (terrestrial, freshwater, and marine – particularly, but not only, in Arctic regions) and how management strategies can be improved to ensure sustainable exploitation and resilience. MARmaED will provide salary for 15 PhD projects.


  • Applicants must hold a master-degree or equivalent, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline within population genomics/genetics and or ecology. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded;
  • Documented expertise within either population genomics/genetics is required;
  • Experience with the generation and bioinformatic analyses of genomic datasets will be an asset;
  • An additional background and/or strong interest in statistical modelling, demographic and spatial modelling and/or quantitative population modelling will be a distinct advantage.


NOK 430 500– 492 700 per year.

How to apply?

Before full filling online application form, please prepare following documents.

  • Application letter including a statement of interest, briefly summarizing your scientific work and interests and describing how you fit the description of the person we seek;
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity);
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation;
  • Documentation of English proficiency;
  • If applies, a complete list of publications and unpublished works, and up to 5 academic work that applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee;
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

For more information, please visit official web-page.

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