PhD fellowship within Spotted wolffish growth & nutrition – Deadline 14 February 2022

About the position

The Faculty of biosciences and aquaculture (Nord University), announces a 3 year PhD position (100%). The position addresses ongoing research on fish nutrition, feed and developmental/behaviour biology on spotted wolffish.

The position is available from March 2022, is linked to the aquaculture research group and is connected to the project “Cross-border innovations in Arctic aquaculture” (ARCTAQUA) financed by the Kolarctic CBC program. The ARCTAQUA project has eight partners from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate needs a master degree within aquaculture or biology
  • Practical experience from egg incubation, start feeding and/or on-growth is an advantage
  • Knowledge within fish nutrition will be prioritized
  • Experience with several of the following analytical methods/areas is an advantage: chemical analysis (HPLC, GC), fish feed development, histology, blood chemistry, endocrinology or physiology
  • Grade average of B or better (or equivalent score) both for the programme in total and the master’s thesis
  • Analytical skills and good knowledge about research methods relevant to the proposed project
  • The candidate needs good oral and written English Communication skills and the ability to work independently and in teams
  • The candidate should fulfill the admission requirements and participate in the training component stipulated in regulations of the PhD program
  • Application for admission to the program must be submitted within three months after taking up the position. For admission requirements and regulations, see our web page

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Themes and perspectives from the applicant’s master’s degree will be given weight in the assessment of candidates. Project sketch with description of project idea and plan for implementation
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • The applicant’s description of motivation for doctoral work and opportunities for implementation. Relevant experience from research work will count positively
  • The applicant’s motivation to apply for the position

We offer

The annual salary for doctoral researchers (code 1017) is set at wage level 54, LR 20, NOK 491 200,- in the Norwegian State Salary Scale.

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension
  • Creative and collegial working environment
  • A workplace with steady progressive development
  • Flexible working hours
  • Active university sports team

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganization at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting :

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an internal expert committee. Relevant applicants will be invited for an interview, trial lecture or other presentations.

The Faculty reserve the right not to hire applicants who may be scientifically qualified but who do not meet other criteria such as language, educational background or personal characteristics


Applications must be submitted electronically by 14.02.2022

The application should include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position.
  • A short project description (maximum 2 pages) based on the theme of the announced position, including the theoretical basis and intended methodology
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications, maximum 2 pages).
  • Certified copies of academic degree transcripts for academic degrees (both bachelor and master degree) and other relevant qualifications
  • Other activity that is considered relevant, such as list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details for at least 2 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Signed consent form PhD (if relevant)

All documents must be uploaded as attachments to the electronic application form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the complete documentation within the deadline.

For further information, please follow this link.

via NORD Universitet
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