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PhD fellowship – Ecological impacts of Reindeer cadavers – Nord, Norway

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PhD fellowship on Ecological impacts of Reindeer cadavers is available at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA), Nord University Steinkjer, Norway – Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)
Nord University

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Qualification Details

  • We are looking for motivated and creative applicants with a strong academic background and the ability to collaborate with other members of an international and multidisciplinary team, whilst developing their own research.
  • The successful candidate should have completed an MSc degree in Ecology or Environmental Sciences, with a grade average B or better, and have documented skills in remote sensing and geo-information science, coding in various languages (e.g. R, Python), and advanced statistics.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Prior experience with carrion ecology, remote sensing, vegetation ecology, scientific writing and publishing, and fieldwork in the Arctic or under harsh conditions are considered as assets.
  • 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: -30125120
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Documents Required

The application should include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position (maximum 2 pages)
  • Description of the project idea (project proposal), including the theoretical basis and intended methodology (maximum 2 pages)
  • A complete CV (education, work experience and publications,maximum 2 pages)
  • Certified transcripts/dipl 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 two 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.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public.

About the Position

The project will be based at the terrestrial ecology research unit of the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Steinkjer campus.

Dead organic matter from animals, or carrion, represents a central ecological resource in many food webs and promotes biodiversity and ecosystem stability. However, knowledge about carrion ecology in the Arctic is scarce, and it remains unclear how carrion production, distribution, and partitioning modulate ecological communities on the landscape scale. This PhD project aims to quantify how carrion production, distribution, and partitioning affect selected ecological communities in the Arctic tundra of Svalbard.

About the Employer: Nord University

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