Postdoctoral Fellow on Atlantic Cod Movement Ecology in Norway

About the position

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) invites applications for a two-year full-time appointment as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on Atlantic cod movement ecology. The position may be prolonged for maximum two more years, depending on funding.

The position is located at the Flødevigen Research Station, Arendal, Norway. The preferred start date is December 2019, although this is negotiable.

Main tasks

The applicant is expected to work on the project “CodSize – resolving impacts of Atlantic cod body size on population replenishment and coastal ecosystem change”, funded by the Research Council of Norway. Relying largely on existing data from ongoing telemetry research projects within a no-take marine reserve, we aim to resolve the role of individual characteristics, body size in particular, for cod spawning behaviour and feeding behaviour. The project also aims to link movement data with genetic information about parentage and population structure, as well as stable isotope samples for identifying trophic interactions and modelling of ecosystem change.


Primarily, the successful candidate should hold a PhD or be able to document a confirmed date for the dissertation/defence. Applicants with a PhD in movement ecology and documented skills in statistical analyses of behavioural data, for instance using the R software, will be preferred. The Post-Doctoral Fellow is also expected to engage with the research group and contribute to an active research environment with opportunities for personal and professional development. The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. Candidate assessment will emphasise doctoral work, examination results as well as previous research (published papers) and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Contact information

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Dr. Esben Moland Olsen, tel. +47 94288505, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About IMR

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the largest research institutes of its kind in Europe, with approximately 1,000 employees and a wide range of research facilities and laboratories of high international standard. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. The IMR owns and operates six research vessels. Our main offices are in Bergen, and we have a department in Tromsø, and research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen.

The IMR's aim is to be a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems, both nationally and internationally, and the whole food chain from the sea to the table. This includes the marine environment, fish nutrition, and safe and nutritious sea food.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Euraxess website.

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