Friday, December 9, 2011

Evolution and systematics of Sphaerodoridae (Post Doc) - Norway

Evolution and systematics of Sphaerodoridae
The NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology has an available Post doc position in biosystematics. The post doc will have a lead role in a project on evolution and systematics in marine bristle worms: Evolution and systematics of Sphaerodoridae (Polychaeta). The project will be conducted by an international team of researchers: Post doc candidate, Torkild Bakken, Maite Aguado and Fredrik Pleijel.

We would like to hire a post doc candidate with the following qualifications:
  • Hold a PhD degree in biosystematics (taxonomy and systematics) at the time of application.
  • Can document experience in phylogenetic analyses (molecular and morphological).
  • Can document skills in the molecular lab.
  • Ability to publish in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in polychaete taxonomy.
The project will apply classical taxonomic descriptions and revisions, phylogenetic analyses of morphological and molecular characters, and evolutionary history applying a multigene approach. Applicants must in their application include a project description including a time frame and outline of methods to reach the project aims. A project outline is available upon request.

The position is available for three years from the time of employment. There will be 33% duty work where the main task will be curatorial work in the Museum’s marine invertebrate collections. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications some teaching in biosystematics may be included as part of the duty work.

Salary: Post doctors follow code 1352, grade 57-76, gross NOK 438 500 to NOK 630 200 per annum (before tax). Post doctors are normally remunerated at wage level 57. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Found from gross salary.

All applications shall include certified copies of academic transcripts and CV with a list of publications, and scientific papers the applicant want to be evaluated, and be submitted electronically through this page (reference no. VM 2011/16281),

Full advertisement is available on the same site. Application deadline: 3 January 2012.

Please take contact if you are interested.

Kind regards,
Torkild Bakken


Torkild Bakken Dr scient.
Associate professor/Head of Section
Museum of Natural History and Archaeology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
NO-7491 Trondheim

Phone: +47 73 59 23 82
Mobile: +47 911 11 179
Skype: torkildbakken

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