Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 14,000 students and 1,000 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.

INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally. We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation by 2020.

Our vision is "Stronger Together".


PHD POSITION IN APPLIED ECOLOGY: Linking ecological and physiological knowledge to understand the sources and consequences of environmental lead exposure in brown bears and other scavengers (3 years)



A 100% position as a PhD candidate in applied ecology is available at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciences at Campus Evenstad from 01.01.2019 until 31.12.2021.


The PhD position will be part of an ongoing research project linking ecological and physiological knowledge to understand lead accumulation in brown bears and other scavengers. The applied relevance of the PhD thesis project relates to development of monitoring programs, as well as being relevant to human health aspects. The PhD-student is expected to assist in advising MSc and BSc students, and to be an active member of the research group.


The PhD project is part of the Consortium on Environmental Lead Exposure, headed by Professor Jon M Arnemo (INN Campus Evenstad). A team of supervisors will be appointed when the candidate has been selected and the position has been accepted. The candidate will develop a full proposal in collaboration with the team of supervisors.



A master degree in ecology, physiology, veterinary medicine, toxicology or other relevant education is required to be qualified for admission to the PhD program. Candidates with previous experience from pathology, ecology, carnivore biology, ecophysiology, toxicology, stable isotopes, and/or R statistical software may be prioritized.


Previous experience from relevant field work, laboratory work and peer-reviewed publications are considered as important merits. We expect the candidate to be passionate about doing research and communicate this passion to other scientists and the public. The candidate should welcome the opportunity to conduct research abroad and to work within our multidisciplinary team. We are searching for reliable candidates who can work independently, but who will also function well in our team. We emphasize personal qualifications when appointing personnel to the faculty.


INN University offers

An exiting and challenging position at a growing institution, enthusiatic coolleauges and a stimulating work environment.


The position is remunerated according to code 1017 PhD candidate in Statens lønnsregulativ. For particularly well qualified applicants, code 1378 can be used. 2% of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Pension Fund (Statens pensjonskasse), witch offers beneficial arrangements for pension and insurance.



Other conditions

The national workforce should, to the greatest possible extent, reflect the diversity of the population. There is therefore a personnel policy goal to achieve a balanced age and sex composition and recruit from ethnic minority groups.


Contact information

Please contakt the supervisor Jon Martin Arnemo, email, mob +47 99 58 50 19


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