Data Analyst

DTU Aqua
Tuesday 04 Jul 17

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Applications are invited for a position as data analyst at DTU Aqua’s data and monitoring sec-tion. DTU Aqua advises the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and other pub-lic authorities, the commercial fisheries, the aquaculture industry and international commis-sions. Public sector consultancy is a key area of activity for the institute. The position as data analyst is affiliated to the data team and work place will be in Lyngby, just north of Copenha-gen. Besides at DTU Aqua we educate at university level and contribute to innovation in sus-tainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physics and chemical processes, ecosys-tem structure and dynamics, taking account of all relevant natural and anthropogenic drivers.

The Job
The main tasks will involve helping our dynamic team in practical data handling, analysis and support of scientific work with a major focus on data quality assurance. We are working with large and complex datasets involving fishery and biologic data to support scientific work as well as managers, both nationally and internationally. We have a focus on data management, handling and quality assurance as well as submission of data and data visualizations to end-users. As our group provides data for many different end-users and projects the work can be very diverse with routine tasks as well as more project oriented work.

Our expectations of you
We are looking for a person with good analytical and data handling skills. You need to be fa-miliar with coding/ in R and SAS as these are the main tools used in our present data center.  Practical experience with R Markdown, LaTeX and writing SQL queries is preferred. We would like you to have a sound understanding of databases with a good eye for detail. You need to be able to play a key role in analyzing problems and come up with creative solutions as well as producing methodologies for effective data management. Handling, analysis, mod-elling and visualization of data are key elements in the job and skills within this area are highly relevant.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding commu-nity. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills devel-opment is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education in-stitutions in Europe.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Profes-sional Associations.The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Place of employment will be at DTU Aqua, Section for Monitoring and Data, Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information
Can be obtained from head of section Marie Storr-Paulsen, +45 3588 3441; email: You can read more about DTU Aqua on

Please submit your online application no later than 10. August 2017. The position is with start the 1. October 2017.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given considera-tion. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated applica-tion, CV and exam certificates. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic back-ground are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest interna-tional level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 280 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The institute is organised into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, edu-cational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and admin-istrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Hirtshals, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors as well as on Dana.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic universi-ty collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
28 JULY 2017