Researcher within the Arctic Seasonal Timekeeping Initiative

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Department of Arctic and Marine Biology at The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics has a position vacant for a Researcher. The position is attached to the Arctic Seasonal Timekeeping Initiative and the research group Arctic Chronobiology and Physiology.

The appointment is permanent. The position is funded for a period of four years.

The Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) includes 5 research groups distributed across several buildings. Research and teaching at AMB has a broad span, from molecular mechanisms at cellular/subcellular levels via studies of adaptations at the organismal level, to ecological interactions in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The institute is an exciting and cutting-edge academic and research unit in biology that addresses professional challenges in basic research, industrial and administrative-oriented research with a strong focus on North. The Institute has extensive national and international research collaboration including regional institutions like Framsenteret, IMR and NIBIO. The staff counts 56 permanent scientists, 25 technicians, 12 administrative positions and 50 temporary employees (researchers, postdocs, PhD research fellows, technicians).

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within six months after receiving the offer.

The research area

The position as ASTI Research Fellow is available in the framework of the Arctic Seasonal Timekeeping Initiative (ASTI),  a new UiT-funded Aurora centre which has the aim of establishing an international centre of excellence on seasonal timekeeping in north Norway. As such a general requirement is that the appointee will contribute to the ongoing development of ASTI, department of arctic and marine biology and the university as a whole.

The appointee will be expected to develop their own main line of research to complement and augment parallel research programmes within ASTI, and to align with one or more of the overarching thematic headings: Core seasonal timer mechanisms and outputs; Comparative seasonal chronobiology; One seasonal health. Summaries of ongoing ASTI programmes can be found on the centre web-site. It is expected that the appointee’s research programme will have the potential to reach high international standards of excellence, and to attract substantial independent external financial support.

The appointee will become an integral member of the Arctic Chronobiology and Physiology research group, which is based on the UiT Brevika campus and leads the ASTI programme. This is a young and growing research grouping with a strong collective ethos of interdisciplinarity and collaboration, which will offer excellent opportunities to co-develop collaborative projects under the ASTI umbrella.

Membership of this group will provide excellent further training and career development opportunities, in both research and pedagogical aspects, enabling the appointee to compete for future long-term career positions.


For further information regarding this position, please contact Professor David G. Hazlerigg, phone +47 77 64 48 71

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