ARCEx has an open PhD position in Marine Ecotoxicology at UiT the Arctic University of Norway.

  • Organisation: Department of Arctic and Marine Biology and the research group of Arctic marine System Ecology, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT the Arctic University of Norway
  • Location: Tromsø, Norway
  • Duration: 4 years temporary position
  • Application deadline: 7 December 2018

About the PhD project

The PhD project addresses the long-term effects of crude oil pollution in fish species from the northern and southern Barents Sea such as polar cod (Boreogadus saida), and capelin (Mallotus villosus). The project will deal with biological effects on early life stages mainly, but also juveniles and adults to some extent. Endpoints of interest will be related to population level effects including growth, bioenergetics, and behavioral biology (feeding success, swimming ability, etc.).

The candidate will be integrated in the Research Centre for Petroleum activities (PETROSENTER) ARCEx ( and the ARCTOS PhD School ( at UiT and will work in collaboration with several national and international Institutions.

Required qualifications/skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in ecotoxicology or marine biology
  • Good knowledge of fish biology, embryology and ecotoxicology (organic contaminants)
  • Experience in animal experimentation on fish as well as working knowledge in statistical analyses (software package R)
  • Good command of English language, both written and verbal

It is an advantage if the candidate has previous experience in the subject and analytical methods proposed in the PhD project, e.g. experimental design using multiple stressors, behavioral biology, histological and immunohistochemical analyses.

We seek a person that can work both autonomously, but also function in a team. Personal qualifications and potential to fit into the existing research group will be prioritized.

For more information and how to apply, please refer to the full announcement.