Research scientist – fishing technology/fish behaviour

Research scientist – fishing technology/fish behaviour – purse seine
The Institute of Marine Research has a vacant position as research scientist in fishing technology and fish behaviour. The position is permanent and in the research group Fish Capture in Bergen, Norway.

The work tasks will mainly be research activities related to fishing technology and management advisory services in relation to purse seine. Tasks related to other fishing gears and works on fish behaviour are also relevant for the position.

In addition, there will be some field work, research cruises and travelling activities.


Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent competence in fishery biology, fishing technology or similar disciplines. Expertise in fishing gear technology, primarily on purse seine, is a prerequisite for the position.

Experience/expertise within the following disciplines (in prioritized order) is requested:

Experience in fishing with or research on purse seine.
Expertise in data analyses and statistics.
Experience from research cruises.
Expertise on other types of fishing gear.
Experience in behaviour studies related to fishing gear.
Personal characteristics in communication, cooperation, and ability to work independently, efficient, and focused are important criteria. Experience in initiating, planning and carrying out projects are central for the position. Skills in reporting and scientific publication is also a criterion. Applicants who are familiar with Norwegian fisheries are at an advantage.

We offer

A challenging, creative, and good working environment.
The opportunity to work in a national institute with a high level of international contact.
Flexible working hours, and a wide range of welfare services.
The institute offers a governmentally regulated salary as research scientist (1109, 1110, or 1183), depending on qualifications. An excellent pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is offered, and other welfare benefits (see for more information).

Competence assessment is required to be qualified as scientist 1110/1183. Candidates who want an assessment of their qualifications should indicate this in the application.

The working language at the institute is Norwegian. It is expected that international candidates have a will to learn Norwegian. Language training will be offered. The candidate is further expected to contribute to the overall goal and activities of the research group.

For more information, please contact research group manager Svein Løkkeborg (phone: +47 941 37 809, e-mail: or Aud Vold (phone: +47 995 06 930, e-mail: You can also visit our web site at

The Institute of Marine Research is an “Including Working Life Enterprise” concerned with diversity and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Please note that information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested to be exempted from the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified about this in advance.

Application for the position, CV, copies of relevant certificates and diploma, and list of publications should be submitted via the link on this page.

Application deadline: 28 February 2017…/research-scientist-fishing-techn…