Post-doc in Late Climate Impacts on Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Resources


2 years


Deadline : 20 april 2022

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The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway has a vacancy for a 2-year postdoctoral position, within climate impact assessment of harvestable stocks in the Northeast Atlantic. The research will mainly focus on resources that are part of the Norwegian and Barents Seas Large Marine Ecosystems.

Host organisation

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the largest research institutes of its kind in Europe, with approximately 1100 employees and a wide range of research facilities and laboratories of high international standard. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. The IMR owns and operates six research vessels. Our main offices are in Bergen, and we have a department in Tromsø, and research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen.

The IMR’s aim is to be a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems, both nationally and internationally, and the whole food chain from the sea to the table. This includes the marine environment, fish nutrition, and safe and nutritious seafood.

Position description

The candidate will be asked to:

  • update and extend the database with time-series of data on vital factors that affect measures of population productivity;
  • to create in-depth statistical/modeling approaches in view of climate change scenarios to foresee future population productivity and sustainability;
  • closely interact with experts within reproductive and larval ecology, fisheries dynamics and assessment, ecosystem processes and climate projections.

Profile and skills

  • PhD in fisheries, marine ecology, system dynamics, computational biology, or equivalent.
  • Documented quantitative skills and experience in statistical programming (e.g. statistical analysis, model building, and interpretation).
  • Good knowledge of R to be able to collaborate with colleagues on a daily basis.
  • Excellent skills in English, both written and oral.
  • Experience in producing scientific publications of high quality.


IMR, Postboks 1870, Nordnes, 5817 Bergen, Norway

Contact type

Full time for 2 years

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