The Department of Arctic and Marine Biology ( AMB ) gathers six research groups in biology in a large department that is located in several buildings. Our professional activity spans broadin both research and education from molecular mechanisms at the cellular level , physiological adaptations of organisms to ecological interactions in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The Department represents a current and exciting academic unit in biology that meet professional challenges in basic research , applied and management oriented research with a strong focus on northern ecosytems. The Department collaborates with regional institutions such as Framsenteret , the Institute of Marine Research and Bioforsk on extensive national and international research projects. At AMB we currently have 50 permanent faculty members, 7 administrative and 23 employees in technical positions, as well as approximately 70 temporary employed scientists, PhD students and technicians.