The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway has a vacancy for a 2 years position as a postdoctoral researcher on methods to map distributions and biomass of arctic zooplankton, with emphasis on krill and amphipods. The position is attached to the research group Ecosystem Acoustics. The workplace will be at IMR in Bergen, Norway.
The position is affiliated with the research project The Nansen Legacy (nansenlegacy). The Nansen Legacy is the Norwegian Arctic research community’s joint effort to establish a holistic understanding of a changing marine Arctic climate and ecosystem. It is a collaborative project between ten Norwegian research institutions and will run from 2018-2023. Activities in the project will include international cooperation, and several cruises with the new, ice-going research vessel Kronprins Haakon. The principal area of research is under the Nansen legacy cross cutting activity on “Technology and methods development (RA-C)”.
The successful candidate will be part of the Nansen legacy team working across several research groups at IMR and partner institutions. The main task for the postdoc will be to combine information from several instruments, including broad-band echosounders and drop sondes, vessel mounted echo sounders and net sampling, and methods to combine the data from these instruments into indices of abundance and distribution of macro zooplankton. The candidate will be responsible for data collection at sea, working up data and samples and provide data products on biomass and species composition for the Nansen legacy project. In addition to the core tasks, the candidate is expected to collaborate across the Nansen legacy project.