NOFIMA: Gene editing scientist within the field of aquaculture

  • Blue Economy and Recruitment Consultancy S.L
  • As, Norway
  • 28/06/2024
Laboratory, Office work Fisheries and aquaculture Management and consultancy Marine research Marine bio/technology

Job Description

About the position

Would you like to help strengthen Nofima’s position in gene editing within the field of aquaculture?

We are looking for a new scientist to join the Department of Breeding and Genetics at Ås, which will strengthen our position in gene editing within the field of aquaculture. The department’s work involves breeding, quantitative genetics, genomicsand optimisation of individual phenotype registrations in aquaculture. The department has a strong international profile. The position is linked to work in departments related to fish health, fish nutrition and production biology.

As a scientist at Nofima, you will enjoy a high degree of independence. You will have the opportunity to explore your own research ideas and generate new projects, as well as build relevant networks both externally and internally. The position will also provide you with many opportunities to contribute to ongoing projects in both your own department and other Nofima departments. Many of the projects you will be working with allow you to combine your technological expertise with applied project work towards our academic deliverables. Your role and responsibilities will give you the opportunity to work in close collaboration with external industry partners. If you enjoy research, taking personal initiative and collaboration, we think this will be an exciting job for you.


  • Developing and establishing relevant laboratory methodologies
  • Initiating and developing new projects 
  • Collaborating with external partners in industry and research
  • Preparing reports and scientific articles
  • Contributing to other ongoing projects


  • Applicants with a PhD in biotechnology, molecular genetics or equivalent, including expertise in gene editing
  • We encourage both recent graduates and experienced scientists to apply for the position
  • Experience regarding bioinformatics related to gene editing
  • Good verbal and written skills in English, including presentations

Desired personal qualities:

  • Applicants who are creative and solution-oriented
  • Applicants who enjoy working in teams and independently
  • Applicants who enjoy working in laboratories

What we offer

As a scientist working at Nofima, you will have opportunities for professional development and career growth. You will have access to modern facilities and a strong network of experts, as well as national and international conferences and workshops. Nofima offers competitive terms and excellent pension and insurance benefits. Norwegian is the working language used at Nofima, so the company also offers Norwegian language courses.


Application and submitted documents (see below) must be sent electronically via the application form available on and the application must include:

  • Presentation Letter
  • CV, with complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work
  • Diplomas and certificates
  • 2-3 references with contact information

Questions about the position 

For further details on the position, please contactIf you have any questions about the position, contact Research Director Anna Kristina Sonesson, email: Tel: +47 64 97 04 03 or Senior Scientist Tone-Kari Knutsdatter Østbye, email: Tel.: +47 64 97 03 84.

Career level


Career options

Non academic career