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Temporary Position Available at the Faroe Marine Research Institute

Havstovan – Faroe Marine Research Institute
9. des. 2022

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Fiskeri og fiskeindustri
Annet, Forskning


An exciting and versatile position as a fisheries scientist is available in the demersal department of the Faroe Marine Research Institute situated in the Faroese capital, Thorshavn. 

The position is available for 12 months starting 1st January 2023.

The position includes the following tasks:

  • Scientific work on the Research vessel Jákup Sverri and other vessels.
  • Investigate spatial distribution, biology and ecology of demersal fish in Faroese waters and in those areas where the Faroese fisheries industry operates.
  • Conduct stock assessments of demersal fish.
  • Data analysis and report writing.
  • Participate in national and international scientific projects.
  • Cooperate and provide advice to the fisheries industry and governmental authorities.

Applicants are required to hold a master’s degree or Ph.D. in Biology from a university or similar ranking institution. Good collaboration skills are also required.

The salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Faroese Academic Union and the Faroese Financial Ministry.

Applications and copies of relevant documents, including a CV and academic certificates should be sent by email to: before 9th December 2022.

For further information please contact:
Petur Steingrund, Head of Demersal Department – email:  

Marita Rasmussen, Director – email: - tel. 35 39 00


The purpose of the Faroe Marine Research Institute (FAMRI) is to make studies of the Faroese marine environment and its living resources, and to inform and advise the Faroese authorities and public about these conditions.

Each year FAMRI informs the Faroese government about the state of fish stocks in Faroese waters and other waters outside that Faroese fishing vessels use and provides scientific advice and assessments according to the law on commercial fishing. For this purpose, FAMRI performs annual fisheries surveys with the research vessel "Magnus Heinason" and chartered vessels, in addition to analysing catches from commercial fishing vessels.

Regular surveys of the marine environment are made each year. They highlight the changes from one year to another and help us to understand the changes in the living resources. The studies are necessary for a sustainable exploitation.

FAMRI carries out a number of experimental fishery projects each year. The Institute also participates in Nordic and international projects in fisheries and marine science of various kinds, and has undertaken several studies of the Faroese environment and fisheries in Faroese waters in the context of an upcoming oil industry.

Research vessel

Faroe Marine Research Institute operates the research vessel "Jákup Sverri". Investigations, made on the surveys, are on marine environment, plankton, juveniles, demersal fish, pelagic fish, fishing gear etc.

A cruise plan is made each year. The plan shows which surveys are to be made and when. Shortly after a survey is completed, a report is prepared.

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