DTU Tenure Track Researcher in bivalve biology and ecology

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If you are looking for a career in the fascinating world of bivalve research with focus on in situ studies and if you want to be part of a team focusing on applied research, the opportunity is right here. In the Section for Coastal Ecology in DTU Aqua we are looking for a talented researcher with ambitions of lifting our current research profile to the next level. We have a strong research profile in relation to mussel production including mussel mitigation farming and environmental impact of mussel production as well as fisheries on wild stocks and are currently expanding on mussel bed restoration. You will become part of a small group of dedicated team players in our facilities in Nykøbing Mors that we want to expand and add new expertise to.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The overall focus of the position is to strengthen our capabilities for in situ data gathering using different techniques from diver collected samples to automated buoys and satellite data. The focus will be on mussels and bivalves, but you are expected to become our lead scientist in field work and in situ experiments in general. You are expected to lift tasks related to environmental impact of mussel farming and bivalve bed dynamics. You will work closely with both other scholars and our skilled technicians and will be expected to actively interact with stakeholders like industry partners and public managers. We are looking for a person with the following qualifications:

  • Scientific experience with mussel on-bottom and off-bottom mussel production and environmental impact of aquaculture
  • Experience with remote sensing and automated data collection
  • Professional divers license and experience with scientific diving in turbid environments
  • Visions for how to develop our research in bivalve bed dynamics
  • Collaborative skills and ability to be part of a team

You must contribute to the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

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Starting date is November 1st, 2022, or according to mutual agreement.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of section, Professor Jens Kjerulf Petersen jekjp@aqua.dtu.dk, cell phone +45 6122 2429.

You can read more about DTU Aqua at https://www.aqua.dtu.dk/english/research/coastal-ecology

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 July 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • Professional diver certificate

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Section for Coastal Ecology at DTU Aqua conducts research within the ecology of the coastal zone from nutrient dynamics to fish as well as the coastal zone as a fishing ground and production area for low-trophic aquaculture. Our core research areas are aquaculture of low-trophic species i.e. bivalves and seaweed, fisheries and effects of fishery and seaweed collection in the coastal zone, marine habitats and their importance in the coastal zone for biodiversity and fish. The results of the research are largely translated into practice through advice to public management and the industry. We have a strong national and international collaboration network of universities, research institutions, and industry.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international 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 ca. 330 employees, of whom half are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into ten scientific sections that carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Kgs. Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

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