Researcher on Interactions between Fisheries and Protected, Endangered and Threatened Species

torsdag 11 jul 19

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Frist 15. august 2019
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Applications are invited for a position as researcher with emphasis on research and advice in relation to interactions between fisheries and protected, endangered and threatened species (PETS). The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

The researcher 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" in Lyngby, The section has 35 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.

Responsibilities and tasks
The research tasks will focus on i) adaptation of fishing gear to avoid depredation of seals and bycatch of PETS, and ii) monitoring of bycatch of PETS in fishing gear. The position includes collaboration with fishermen, stakeholder organizations, management bodies and national 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 fisher's organisations. Important tasks include the development of new research and management projects, publication of results in peer reviewed scientific journals, popular Danish, Swedish or Norwegian journals and technical reports, and innovation in fisheries technology and management to reduce conflicts between fisheries and PETS in collaboration with fishers and other stakeholders.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree or equivalent and have experience in interactions between fisheries and PETS equivalent to a minimum of 2 years postdoc.

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

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

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills
Consideration will also be given to:
  • Experience with statistical analysis of biological data
  • Experience with planning and conducting field work on board commercial fishing vessels
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas in collaboration with end users
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the fishing community and public sector authorities
  • Ability to work independently and conscientiously as well as in teams
  • Possession of a driver's license
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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.

DTU Aqua is involved in research, education and counselling relative to the influence of human activities on the production of marine resources, changes that alter the structure and function of marine ecosystems and ecosystem robustness to climate induced changes.

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

The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here:
Career paths at DTU.  

Place of employment will be at DTU Aqua, Section for Ecosystem Based Marine Management, Kemitorvet, Bygning 201, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Senior Researcher Finn Larsen, +45 3588 3496; email:, Lotte Kindt-Larsen, +45 3588 3394; email: or head of Section for Ecosystem Based Marine Management Anna Rindorf, +45 3588 3378; email:

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Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 2019 (local 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)
  • CV
  • Research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • A summary of the applicant's latest research results
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
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 Charlottenlund, Hirtshals, Nykøbing Mors, Silkeborg as well as on Dana.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.