[Taxacom] Assoc Prof U. Bergen - invertebrate systematics

Bjarte Henry Jordal Bjarte.Jordal at uib.no
Thu Aug 31 02:01:37 CDT 2017

Associate Prof  in Systematic Invertebrate Zoology
University Museum of Bergen
University of Bergen, Norway

The Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen, has a
vacancy for a permanent position as associate professor in biosystematics
from 1.9.2017. The position is linked to the ForBio Research School in
Biosystematics, externally funded by The Research Council of Norway and
The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre

Work tasks and duties:

The successful candidate will dedicate 50% of his/her working time on
research on systematic invertebrate zoology and 50% on continuing and
developing the Nordic Research School in Biosystematics in collaboration
with the ForBio leader in Oslo and coordinator colleagues in Trondheim
and Tromsø. Tasks will include initiating, organizing and administrating
research courses and other events, mostly aimed at PhD students affiliated
with Nordic universities. The ForBio coordinator in Bergen will have
an important role in shaping the University Museum’s contribution
towards the research school, as well as coordinating these activities
with the educational activities at the Institute of Biology, University
of Bergen. The museum retains the right to impose changes in the content
of the required duties in case of future changes in the funding base
for the position, for example including tasks related to curation of
museum collections.

The University Museum of Bergen aims to strengthen its research on
systematics of marine invertebrates. We are therefore looking for
an active researcher with an interest in marine biodiversity and high
competence in systematic zoology and taxonomic research. The invertebrate
collections have several ongoing projects as well as national and
international collaborations. The University Museum owns facilities for
morphological (microscopy, SEM) and molecular studies (Sanger sequencing
and IonTorrent), in addition to having access to shared infrastructure
including the University of Bergen Genomics Core Facility (GFC), research
vessels and field stations. The successful candidate will be expected
to actively participate in the research group, as well as contribute to
securing additional external funds both for his/her own research as well
as research school activities.

Required qualifications:

We are looking for an active researcher with excellent qualifications
in systematic zoology, preferably with international research
experience. The applicants must have obtained a doctoral degree on
biosystematics of marine invertebrates or comparable qualifications. They
should have a strong professional network in marine biology and
systematics. Familiarity with taxonomic research, a good knowledge of
marine faunistics, and experience from scientific cruises and museum work
are desirable. Candidates will be evaluated based on their scientific
competence, in particular pertaining to taxonomical research utilizing
both molecular and morphological methods.

The applicants must have a genuine interest for teaching and doctoral
education, a sound understanding of the Norwegian/Nordic higher education
system, and knowledge on the relevant institutions involved in education,
research and management. Prior experience in developing and organizing
research courses or other similar activities will be useful. Within
ForBio, the Bergen node is intended to have an emphasis on zoology and
marine biology, and we hope to find a person with solid professional
networks internationally and an overview of relevant higher education
programs in the Nordic countries.

The successful candidate must have good collaboration and communication
skills. Candidates should also have experience writing grant applications
for external funding.

Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for the position. The
successful applicant will be offered training if this requirement is
not met prior to employment.

Working language at the department is Norwegian, but candidates must be
fluent in both written and spoken English.

We can offer:
- A good and professionally challenging working environment
- Salary at pay grade 58 - 62 (code 1011, pay range 24) in the state
  salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK
  494.800 – 537.700 before taxes. Further increase in salary will
  depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a
  particularly well qualified applicant.
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
- Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:
The application is to be written in English and must include:
- CV
- Diplomas
- References
- Complete list of publications
- List of academic work that the applicant believes should be taken into
  consideration in the assessment, maximum 10, including information
  about where this work was published
- List with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications
The application and appendices with certified translations into English
must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

General information:
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting
aino.hosia at uib.no<mailto:aino.hosia at uib.no>, tlf. +47 55582963.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society
to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees
is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to
information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant
has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The
applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Closing date for applications:  September 8, 2017

Aino Laila Johanna Hosia <Aino.Hosia at uib.no<mailto:Aino.Hosia at uib.no>>

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