Deadline: 15 Mar 2024

Published: 29 Jan 2024

Contact: Kjetil Rasmussen

The Department of Biology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has a vacant permanent position for an Associate Professor in Marine phytoplankton ecology.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the use of information from advanced sensors attached to robotic platforms operating in space, air, sea surface and/or underwater for the study of marine phytoplankton.

Therefore, candidates with expertise in the development of in situ sensors for use over different time and space scales, statistical methods, machine learning approaches and big data handling, especially as they relate to primary production, functional groups and ocean health state assessments are encouraged to apply for this position.

NTNU is looking for a candidate who can create synergies with other sections from the Department of Biology, as well as cross disciplinary research at NTNU. Activity in the Arctic is also of strategic interest.


  • Your PhD, or academic work, must be within marine phytoplankton ecology, biological oceanography or related fields.
  • You must have a minimum of two years of relevant research experience in addition to your PhD.
  • You must have research experience related to phytoplankton ecology with focus on physical coupling (environmental variables), biomass, biodiversity, primary production, traits, functions and health state using in-situ observations.
  • You must have a strong scientific track record as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.