The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year Ph.D.–position in evolutionary genomics. The position is financed by the RCN-funded project SalmoSV and linked to FHF-funded project SynchroSmolt. The projects seek to understand the genome evolution and phenotype-affecting variants following a recent whole-genome duplication of Atlantic salmon. Genomic structural variants including deletions, duplications, inversions, and translocations of genetic sequences, are rich resources for genetic diversity. In particular, Atlantic salmon genomes show extreme levels of genomic structural variants, likely due to their unique history of recent whole-genome duplication. Structural variants in Atlantic

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