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PhD Fellow in Marketing and Experience Economy

The position

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) has a PhD position in marketing and experience economy. The position is at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, School of Business and Economics (HHT). The PhD fellow will be a part of the research group Experiential Marketing, Management and Innovation (EMMI).

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The workplace is at UiT in Harstad. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

School of Business and Economics (HHT)

The School of Business and Economics undertakes research and research-based teaching of high national and international quality, drawing on the competence of local industry. The integration of teaching and research creates a dynamic academic environment for students and employees. The School of Business and Economics has an international focus with the Northern Circumpolar Region as a basis.

The position’s field of research

The PhD-position lies within the field of marketing and experience economy with a focus on sustainable experience design. To understand experiential consumption contexts is at heart. In this, service- and experience design plays an important role and paves way for business development and innovation.

Knowledge of value co-creation in service- and experience-based businesses is an area in need of further research. How businesses and management can facilitate for positive value co-creation together with consumers is important. By understanding consumer cultures and the ways in which consumers seek meaning through consumption can inspire innovations and value. Understanding value co-creation thus becomes crucial.

Areas of interest that could be explored further are how co-creation can play a role in sustainable experience design. Consumer experiences and behavior in experiential contexts as well as the role of the consumer in experiential marketing. Also, sustainable experience design and management of e.g., nature-based experiences could be an area for further exploration.

The PhD fellow will be a part of the research group Experiential Marketing, Management and Innovation (EMMI), at UIT, The Arctic University of Norway, School of Business and Economics.

The applicants must submit a draft research proposal for the PhD project. The research proposal should not exceed 3000 (ex. reference list). The proposal must contain a description of the topic, research question, methodology and theoretical perspective. The final project description will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor May Kristin Vespestad:

Torger Grytå

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Qualifications

This position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in marketing, tourism, experience economy, management, innovation, business administration or similar.

In addition to the educational requirement, the right person will have the following profile:

  • You have a strong interest in studying the issues/challenges related to experience design
  • You have an appetence for research and a good analytical/critical mind
  • You master qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • You are willing to regularly disseminate and publish research results
  • You are able to work independently in a structured manner
  • Applicants must document fluency in English and be able to work in an international research environment. Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is also an advantage

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

Grade requirements applies both to the master thesis as well as courses part of the master’s degree. The minimum requirements are grade C or better on the master’s degree, and grade C or better on courses that are part of the master’s degree. A grade lower than C in one course may be compensated by a higher grade than C in another course. If the applicant has two subjects with the grade D or lower, the applicant is not qualified for admission. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than six weeksafter taking up the position. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.Torger Grytå

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research environment
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Documentation of proficiency in Norwegian (if applicable)
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description (maximum 3000 words – excl. reference list)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in English or in a Scandinavian language. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the High North

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.

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Deadline

31st January 2022

Post expires on mandag januar 31st, 2022

PhD Fellow in Solid Earth Sciences

The position 

A PhD position in Solid Earth sciences is available at the Department of Geosciences (IG), UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The PhD position is within the project: “Continental breakup and impact on climate change: the role of volatile-rich magmatism along the rifted North Atlantic margins”.

Background & Goals:

Continental breakup-related, vast volcanic sequences occur along the passive margins of the North Atlantic and preserve among the best natural laboratories to understand possible impacts of mantle melting on climate change. Of particular interest to this project are volatile-rich mantle-derived volcanic rocks (e.g., carbonatites and nephelinites/melilitites) in East Greenland that formed ca. 60 to 50 million years ago. Their origin – including the carbon inventory – played likely a key role in causing the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, a climate event during which the global average temperature rose by more than 5°C over a short period of time.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. This may include teaching (e.g. supervision and evaluation of student exercises) at various levels, as well as performance of other duties relevant for the Department of Geosciences. UiT The Arctic University of Norway funds the position.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø and you must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time period after receiving the offer.

The position’s field of research

The aim of the project is to integrate the volatile-rich volcanism into existing tectonomagmatic models for the North Atlantic Igneous Province to improve mass balance considerations for mantle-sourced CO2 and SO2 outgassing on thermal excursions in the climate record. To achieve this goal, a combined geochronology, petrology and isotope geochemistry program will be designed to (1) determine timing of volcanism at millennia-scale resolution, (2) to estimate the volatile contents of the mantle sources, and (3) to compute the extent to which carbon was released into the atmosphere. A further objective is (4) to constrain whether the volatile components were primordial in origin or recycled from the lithosphere including contributions from outer Earth reservoirs (e.g., the atmosphere), which has implications for deep carbon storage models. The project is thematically linked to the ongoing IODP-396 endeavor, offshore Norway. It will be conducted in close collaboration with the University of Münster and Heidelberg University in Germany, as well as the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Sebastian Tappe: 

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Qualifications

This position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. The successful geosciences candidate must have advanced skills in magmatic petrology/geochemistry, such as optical microscopy and the operation of electron microprobe or mass spectrometry instruments. A further project requirement is the ability to spend prolonged periods of time at the above listed partner institutions for sampling, data collection and scientific interactions with the collaborating researchers. Knowledge of thermodynamic modeling techniques and the ability to conduct geological fieldwork in remote locations are additional assets.

Applicants must present a description outlining the academic basis of the PhD project. The project description shall not exceed 3 pages, literature references included. The final project description will be developed together with the PhD thesis supervisors.

The scientific results shall be presented to the project stakeholders at national and international conferences/workshops, as well as published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Therefore, a very good communication level in English, both written and oral, is required. A working knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is desirable.

The assessment will emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. You must be willing to engage in the ongoing development of your discipline and the university as a whole. For this position, we are looking for a creative candidate with problem solving attitude. The successful candidate should be able to work in a team as well as independently in both office and field environments.

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the Master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration (e.g., prior work experience as a geoscientist/geologist).

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD degree or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this scientific training position.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Science and Technology and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

In order to gain admission to the programme, the applicant must have a grade point average of C or better for the master’s degree and for relevant subjects of the bachelor’s degree. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than two monthsafter taking up the position. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.UiT

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting international research project
  • An excellent academic environment with dedicated colleagues 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • At least two professional references with contact information
  • Master’s thesis or advanced thesis draft, and any other academic works 
  • Project description (not to exceed 3 pages)

Qualification with a Master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may apply and submit an advanced draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating by when the degree will be obtained. You must document completion of your Master’s degree before commencement in the PhD position. You must still submit your transcripts for the Master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

12th February 2022

Post expires on lørdag februar 12th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Machine Learning

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology, has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant. The position is attached to the UiT Machine Learning Group at the Department of Physics and Technology.

The appointment is for a fixed term of three years. In general, a main objective of an appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is to qualify for work in a senior academic position. No one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

If you receive a personal overseas research grant from NFR it is possible to apply NFR for an extension of the fellowship period corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum three months, maximum 12 months).

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position’s affiliation

The postdoctoral research fellow will be integrated in a dynamic team of ML researchers: the Machine Learning Group of UiT. This group is part of the Department of Physics and Technology. The postdoctoral research fellow will have a close connection to the Department of Pharmacy with regular contact with the Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry Research Group.

Inside the ML group, the researcher will benefit from contacts and exchanges with a variety of experts covering many of the cutting-edge directions in machine learning and to a dedicated team focused on ML in healthcare. Moreover, the group has access to a 20+ GPU cluster for exploring the possibilities of deep learning models. The ML group benefit from many connections with UNN the University Hospital in Tromsø, 10 min walk away from the office, with a privileged access to health data and clinicians.

The position’s field of research and role of the research fellow

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a specialty in machine learning, willing to push the boundaries of machine learning applied to biochemistry.

The goal of the project is to design and apply innovative ML methods for the identification and analysis of chemical components from mass spectrometer measurements (liquid chromatography – high resolution mass spectrometer). It is focused on revealing the small organic molecules (metabolome) playing a key role as markers of disease and health in the human body. Progress in this direction can potentially have a high impact on patient diagnosis and on the understanding disease mechanisms on a molecular level.

Over the years, the Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry Research Group has collected a large amount of metabolome data. The project will rely on a metabolome database for data analysis and machine learning built from human serum metabolome datasets enriched by newly collected data. In addition, health related information has been recorded along the metabolome data for each sample and opens the door to finding new relationships between health and metabolome perturbations.

The researcher will design new ML methods to identify from the measurements the components present in samples and their molecular structure. The task is highly challenging as each sample is made of millions of values and contains many molecules with a wide range of concentration. Obtaining better detection accuracy is not the only motivation of the project. Several important additional goals have been identified:

  • creating new explainable ML models able to assess the uncertainty of the results and inform about their limitations. This is crucial for clinicians to trust the system.
  • incorporating contextual information from health records. The access to additional information about the sample via health-records can be highly valuable for helping the prediction. The pairing metabolome – health records could also lead to better diagnoses. Original approaches have to be designed for combining data of different nature in a multi-modal data framework. It could include a graph structure (e.g., a knowledge graph) or other approaches adding information about the relationship between the data and structuring it.

The postdoctoral research fellow will be a part of the UiT Machine Learning Group, and will engage in collaborative research with the other members of the group. The fellow will be exposed to, and expected to contribute to, proposal writing, organization of scientific seminars, and to co-supervision of master students.

Contact

Further information about the position and project details is available by contacting:    

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Qualifications

The candidate should have a strong background in machine learning and experience with coding in Python and training deep learning models. A genuine interest for real-world applications and the ability to interact with practitioners from the application side is mandatory.

Experience working with mass spectrometer data would be a plus, as well as knowledge of chemistry and/or biology. Experience with open-source projects is also valuable.

For appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the applicant is required to have a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. Doctoral candidates who hand in their PhD thesis by 01.03.2022 are eligible for this position. You must submit the (draft) thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before starting in the position.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their discipline and this requires a strong commitment from the candidate. The candidate should be motivated for scientific work and have excellent analytical and collaborative features. A good command of English and excellent communication skills are required. Emphasis is attached to personal suitability.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Assessment

An expert committee will assess the applicants. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description drawn up for the position.

The applicants who are assessed as the best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the position. A trial lecture may also be held.

UiT wishes to increase the proportion of women in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, women will be given priority. 

Inclusion and diversity  

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.  

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics. 

Application

Your application must include:

  • 1-2 page letter of application (cover letter) highlighting the candidate’s background and its relevance to the announced job
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Name and contact details of 2-3 references (name, affiliation to the applicant, email address and phone number)
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

The works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process must be submitted. The applicant may submit up to 10 works that are central to his/her production. The applicant’s doctoral thesis is regarded in this context as one work.

In addition, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her scientific production stating which works he/she considers the most important and shall therefore be the main emphasis of the assessment. A brief description of the other listed works shall also be included to demonstrate depth of production. These descriptions shall be an attachment to the application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.The starting salary is approximately 553 kNOK per year. The university also provides assistance with housing for new employees.

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The UiT campus is located near the centre of Tromsø, a vibrant city located in Northern Norway with approximately 75 000 inhabitants. The UiT is the northernmost university in the world, situated in the scenic landscape of North Scandinavia. The location offers many opportunities for e.g., sighting aurora, hiking and skiing.

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Deadline

23rd January 2022

Post expires on søndag januar 23rd, 2022