The PhD candidate will update an earlier biodiversity assessment of benthic fauna (at a pan-Arctic scale). In addition, the candidate will compile benthic biomass data and apply traits-based approaches in project focus areas to describe their potential for carbon storage and sequestration.

Qualifications include:

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in biology, marine biology, biological oceanography, marine science, or related area;
  • Familiarity with community ecology and biodiversity data;
  • Knowledge of inferential statistics;
  • Familiarity with statistical software and scientific programming in R, Matlab, Python, or other relevant programming languages;
  • An interest in working with large data sets and compiling data; and
  • Documented fluency in English. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma.

Applications must include a cover letter explaining motivation and research interests, a curriculum vitae, diploma for Bachelor's and Master's degree, transcripts, documentation of English proficiency, references with contact information, Master’s thesis and any other academic works, an outline of a possible project idea (two pages maximum).

Application deadline: 7 February 2024

For more information and how to apply: Full Position Description

For questions, contact:
Bodil Bluhm
Phone: +47 20776 2044382