Researcher in Development of Technological Solutions in Fisheries

onsdag 20 nov 19

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Frist 9. december 2019
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Applications are invited for a position as researcher in development of technological solutions in fisheries. The researcher will join the fisheries technology research group based in Hirtshals. 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.

The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

Responsibilities and tasks
The research tasks will focus on i) developing and testing active and passive fishing gears or technical solutions that can support the implementation of the European Common Fisheries Policy as well as national priorities, ii) developing and testing new and innovative technologies to decrease environmental impact of fisheries, and  iii) conducting applied research together with the fishing industry and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be leading and participating in national and international projects and is expected to participate and coordinate sea trials on board research and commercial fishing vessels. Further, the applicant will be involved in the dissemination of research at an international level, e.g. ICES working groups, giving lectures in fisheries technology at a university level, and participate in providing advice related to fishing gear to Danish ministries.

The successful applicant will engage in existing international collaboration with other research institutions as well as organizations relating to fishing. Important tasks include the development of new research and management projects, publication of results in peer reviewed scientific journals, popular Danish or Scandinavian journals and technical reports and implementation of best available knowledge in scientific advice.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in fisheries or have a similar experience in the development and incorporation of technologies in marine environments. Further, candidates are expected to present a scientific production equivalent to a postdoc of 2 years in fisheries technology.


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:

  • Scientific production and research potential at international level
  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas in collaboration with end users
  • Experience with planning and conducting fieldwork.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholder groups (e.g. fishing community and public sector authorities) 

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on applied research as well as education and public-sector consultancy. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. 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.

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.


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, Niels Juelsvej 30, 9850 Hirtshals, Denmark.

Further information
Can be obtained from research coordinator in Fisheries Technology Ludvig Krag, +45 3588 3206; email: or head of Section for Ecosystem-Based Management Anna Rindorf, +45 3588 3378; email:

You can read more about DTU Aqua on (

Please submit your online application no later than 9 December 2019.

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 teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures 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.

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.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.