Postdoktor - Salmon louse and fish interaction

Institute of Marine Research
Bergen (By), Hordaland (NO)
The Institute offers governmental regulated salaries as post doctor (code 1352 post doctor)
May 13 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

About the position

The Institute of Marine Research has a 2,5 year post-doctoral research position with possibility for extension. The position is positioned in the group of Disease and Pathogen Transmission in Bergen. Experiments with fish will be performed at the research station in Matredal (1.5 h drive from Bergen) and some travelling activity can be expected. The positioned is funded via a grant obtained from the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund.

The candidate will work in a project focusing on the response of Atlantic salmon towards sea lice infection. The main aim of the project is to study how the different types of infection affects the fishes’ physiological ability to respond to the parasites.


For the position we want a person with PhD in biology, molecular biology, fish health or similar. Experience with either experimental studies using fish, or methodological experience with molecular biology methods including quantitative RT-PCR, and interest in both topics is required. Experience with both will be an advantage. Candidates with documented experience in working with salmon lice, other parasites or fish disease, fish immunology or fish welfare will be at an advantage. The ability to communicate orally and in writing, as well as experience with publishing in peer-reviewed international journals is essential. Personal attributes such as good collaborative properties, the ability to work independently, efficiently and purposefully as well as the ability to carry out, report and publish project activities are needed. The applicant must be fluent in English and preferably a Scandinavian language, both written and oral

We offer

  • a challenging and creative work environment
  • the opportunity to work in a national institute with a high level of international contact
  • flexible hours, a good pension scheme and a wide range of welfare services.
  • The Institute offers governmental regulated salaries as post doctor (code 1352 post doctor).

More information

For more information, please contact project contact researcher Sussie Dalvin ( or research group leader Bjørn Olav Kvamme (        

The Institute of Marine Research is an “inclusive work-life” employer that encourages diversity, and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply for this position. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note that information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested to be left off the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified about this in advance.

Please apply through link at this site, enclosing a cover letter, full CV, copies of relevant recommendations and academic transcripts together with a list of publications. For applicants with education from outside Norway, please include a description of grading systems. The cover letter must describe the motivation to apply for the position and describe the qualifications that will enable the candidate to fulfill the position.

Institute of Marine Research

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the largest research institutes of its kind in Europe, with approximately 1,000 employees and a wide range of research facilities and laboratories of high international standard. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. IMR owns and operates six research vessels. Our main offices are in Bergen, and we have

a department in Tromsø and research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen.

In January 2018 IMR was merged with The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES). The new institute will be a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table.