Arctic University IMR PhD Position for International Students in Norway, 2018



The research group on Ecosystem Processes at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway and the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, is calling for applications for a 3-year PhD position.

The principal area of research for the current PhD position is to explore the plausible future dynamics of the Barents Sea ecosystem under climate and fishing pressures.

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is the biggest research institute of its kind in Europe, with over 1,000 employees and a wide range of research facilities and laboratories of the high international standard. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. The Institute owns and operates six research vessels.

Scholarship Type

Offer is available to pursue PhD programme.

Field of study:

Fellowship is for dynamic modelling of food webs in the Barents Sea. The principal area of research for the current PhD position is to explore the plausible future dynamics of the Barents Sea ecosystem under climate and fishing pressures.

Scholarship Benefits:

Its offers:

  • A positive, challenging and creative work environment.
  • The opportunity to work in a national institute with a high level of international contact.
  • Flexible working hours, and a wide range of welfare services.
  • The Institute of Marine Research offers a governmentally regulated salary as 1017 PhD fellow and a pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Funds, and other welfare benefits (see for more information).

To be taken in(Country):


Scholarship Number :

Not Specified

Eligible Nationality:

International students are eligible to apply for this position.


 To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • The candidate must hold a master degree and must document a solid background in applied statistics, time series analysis and experience in programming in Matlab or R.
  • The candidate should be familiar with several of the following topics: trophic and community ecology, climate-fisheries interactions, linear algebra, model sensitivity analysis, causal modelling, multivariate modelling, pattern-oriented and physical-biological modelling.
  • The successful applicant should have good skills in Norwegian or other Scandinavian languages or be willing to learn Norwegian within a reasonable time.
  • Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment in a PhD position.
  • The applicant must have a fluent command of English.

Application Deadline:

31st May 2018

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Apply for the position in

It is necessary that application documents are uploaded in Jobbnorge before the submission deadline. Documents must be in Scandinavian or English, when applicable.


  • Letter of application
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • Diploma and transcript from your Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or equivalent or supplement.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency
  • Reference letter and contact information
  • List of works and description of these the list of works shall contain the following information:
    • Author(s), the work’s title
    • For articles: the journal’s name and volume, the first and last page of the article, year of publication
    • For publications: publisher, printer, year of publication, number of pages

You can begin the application by clicking on Online Application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

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