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Associate Professor in Biology - NTNU - Trondheim (Norway)

Job description :

Our aim with the announced position is to strengthen our research and teaching base in fish physiology, with particular attention given to salmon physiology. The main rationale being that physiology is the discipline that per definition seeks integrative understanding of the body as a system down to the molecular level. Physiological understanding is therefore key to achieving causal insight about the genotype-phenotype relation and how the environment in the wide sense affects this relation.

Several outstanding challenges in Norwegian aquaculture have to be tackled through the application of such insight. These challenges are for example related to making the salmon physiologically (immunologically and otherwise) more robust, adapting the salmon to new and sustainable food ingredients, and establishing in general a pre-emptive and versatile knowledge base providing comprehensive explanatory and predictive capability.

We therefore expect the successful candidate to take advantage of the integrative capacity of physiology to develop a strong and methodologically modern research programme that is capable of attracting basic research funding as well as applied research funding.

The application should contain:

CV including list of publications with bibliographical references, and contact details for three referees
Testimonials and certificates
The most relevant publications - published or unpublished - that has relevance to the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (max 10)
A brief description of the scientific and technological relevance of the candidate’s research
Research proposal (max 10 pages)
A brief statement of teaching experience. Applicants are asked to describe their pedagogical qualifications in accordance with “Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications “,which can be found at:

The application and the description of academic works for evaluation must be submitted in English.

The application with the attachments must be sent electronically through link at this page.
The positions reference number is NT-72/13.
Closing date is 2013-12-01.

To read the full announcement and to apply, please visit:

For further information, please contact Professor Elin Kjørsvik,, phone +47 73596313 / +47 91897578 or Head of Department Else Berit Skagen,, phone +47 73596073

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