PhD position on developing methods for monitoring marine biodiversity

€45,000 - €47,000 yearly
  • Nord University
  • 26/06/2024
Laboratory, Field work, Office work Conservation and ecology Fisheries and aquaculture Marine policy Marine research

Job Description

About the PhD fellowship 

International recognition of the biodiversity crisis is creating a demand for skills to cost-effectively monitor and understand trends in biodiversity. This PhD will develop indicators of how natural a species assemblage is, including field studies in a Marine Protected Area, with applications for biodiversity monitoring using video and image analysis. The PhD would work closely with the Horizon Europe funded project “MPA Europe” https://mpa-europe.eu/ led by Nord University (2023-2026) and the new BioBoost+ project developing AI methods to enumerate species in time-series samples. The candidate will join the Biodiversity and Biogeography Unit in thr Ecology division at Nord University, Campus Bodø, where Professor Mark Costello will lead the project

Campus Bodø is surrounded by stunning Arctic nature and offers an excellent quality of life in one of the world’s most developed countries. The faculty is now moving into a brand new building, filled with a wide range of facilities for both students and employees.

The contract will be for a 3-year period without teaching. The start date is set for February 1, 2025, though this is flexible.

Career level

Junior

Career options

Academic, research and sciences