DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Interactions between Fisheries and Protected, Endangered and Threatened Species

torsdag 27 maj 21

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If you have a keen interest in science in the interactions between fisheries and protected, endangered and threatened species (PETS), how these interactions can be altered and the research needed for advising managers, this may be the perfect position for you. At DTU Aqua, you will combine these areas to ensure that management advice is based on the forefront of scientific knowledge.

You will join the research group working with ecosystem effects of fishing and their management. The group is embedded in “Section for Ecosystem Based Marine Management” at DTU in Lyngby. The section has 25 employees and focuses on interdisciplinary research improving our understanding of marine ecosystems and how they are managed. It offers an internationally recognised and highly dynamic scientific environment.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Senior Researcher position. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.


Responsibilities and qualifications
Your work will contribute to strengthening the knowledge of factors and processes important for bycatch of marine PETS, in particular marine mammals and sea birds, and on development of methods to avoid such bycatch including development and testing of fishing gear that can act as alternatives to existing gears. The position includes collaboration with fishermen, stakeholder organizations, management bodies and Danish and international research institutions. We are looking for an innovative person, preferably a biologist specialised in interactions between PETS and fisheries, with good interpersonal skills, a committed and positive attitude, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently.

The successful applicant will engage in our existing extensive international collaboration with other research institutions as well as fishermen's organisations. Important tasks include the development and completion of new research and management projects, publication of results in peer reviewed scientific journals, popular journals and technical reports, provision of advice in national and international arenas and innovation to reduce conflicts between fisheries and PETS in collaboration with fishermen and other stakeholders. The candidate will be responsible for planning and completion of dedicated research surveys with chartered vessels and is expected to contribute to the development of new methods for documenting anthropogenic impacts on PETS.

In the assessment of the candidates, particular consideration will be given to:

  • Experience with field work
  • Experience with handling and statistical analysis of large amounts of data
  • Experience with management advice
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas in collaboration with end users
  • Publications in international scientific journals

As the position includes substantial collaboration with local organisations and managers, the candidate should be fluent in Danish, Swedish or Norwegian.

You must contribute to the teaching of courses.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in interactions between fisheries and protected, endangered and threatened species.

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 salary for the position will be determined by the applicants qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the 
Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from senior researcher Finn Larsen, email: fl@aqua.dtu.dk or head of Section for Ecosystem-Based Management Anna Rindorf, email: ar@aqua.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk

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 15 June 2021 (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)

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

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 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The institute is organised into eight scientific sections which 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 Lyngby, Hirtshals, Mors, Silkeborg as well as on Dana.

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