The Tromsø University Museum, University of Tromsø (UiT), is recruiting a ForBio coordinator/researcher in Biosystematics

This is a four year research position that includes 50% research and 50% coordination of ForBio.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and active researcher willing to organize ForBio courses and meetings and participate in teaching activities. The role of ForBio coordinators is to continue, expand and improve the work that ForBio has done during the last five years, by training the next generation of biosystematist in Scandinavia, strengthen their networks and improve the quality of the scientific outcomes. The full announcement with requirements and specifications is here:
Application deadline is January 3rd 2016.

The position’s affiliation
This position is attached to the Department of Natural Sciences, which is responsible for developing and maintaining scientific collections of objects (animals, plants, fossils and minerals) as well as public outreach including Tromsø Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden. The department has a permanent staff of 16, of which 9 are in academic positions. The department includes a research group in taxonomy and biodiversity, which focuses on diversity, phylogeography and taxonomy of northern organism using molecular as well as traditional methods. The department has laboratories for modern and ancient DNA analyses, and is currently involved in two large project: ”Ancient DNA of Norwest Europe” and ”Norwegian Barcode of Life”. The latter includes full genome sequencing of the entire Norwegian flora. For more information about the Department of Natural Sciences, visit:

The position’s field of research and other duties
The position is funded the Nordic Research School in Biosystematics, ForBio ( ForBio is a teaching and research initiative coordinated by the Natural History Museum (University of Oslo), with Bergen Museum (University of Bergen), Tromsø University Museum (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) and the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) as collaborators. ForBio is funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Taxonomy Initiative/Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre. Most students at our courses are postgraduate students (PhD or post doc students), but some are graduate students and professionals.

For further information, please contact Prof. Inger Greve Alsos, e-mail<>, tel +47 77 62 07 96, head of Department of Natural Sciences, Karl Frafjord, e-mail<>, tel + 47 77 64 57 25, or Museum Director Marit Anne Hauan, e-mail<>,  tel. + 47 77 64 50 30. For further information about the work for ForBio, contact ForBio leader Hugo de Boer,<>, tel +47 98 12 60 30.

Please forward to relevant candidates!

Best, Hugo

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