Post doc in Fisheries Technology

tirsdag 09 jul 19

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Frist 30. august 2019
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Applications are invited for two 2-year post doc position in fisheries technology. The Post doc will enter the Fisheries technology research group with a special focus on technological solutions to fisheries management challenges. The group is embedded in “Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management” in Hirtshals. 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 activities in national and international projects aimed at i) testing and documenting active and passive fishing gears or technical solutions to support the implementation of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), ii) conducting applied research in partnership with the fishing industry and other stakeholders, including participation in and coordination of sea trials on board research and commercial fishing vessels, iii) involvement in research dissemination at an international level, e.g. ICES working groups, iv) giving lectures in fisheries technology courses offered by DTU Aqua and participating in giving advice for the Danish government.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in fisheries technology, fisheries management or a related field.

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

  • Experience with field work within a fisheries management discipline, preferably involving experience on commercial vessels
  • Demonstrated research success as shown by publication in scientific journals
  • An understanding of commercial fishing and the types of gears used 
  • The ability to handle datasets and a good statistical understanding
  • Ability to work independently and conscientiously as well as in teams
  • The ability to communicate at all levels in English
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 is for 24 months. Desired start date is September 2019, but dates are negotiable. 

Place of employment will be at DTU Aqua, Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management, Fisheries Technology group, 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:

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Please submit your online application no later than 30 August 2019 (local time). Applications must be in English or Danish and must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in one pdf file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • A summary of the applicant’s latest research results
  • Names and contact details for 2 references
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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.

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.