Executive Consultant within Aquatic Technology for Experimental Research and Innovation

torsdag 21 jul 22

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Frist 10. august 2022
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DTU Aqua invites applications for an Executive Consultant in the area of aquatic technology for experimental research and innovation related to culture of freshwater and marine organisms, in particular fish in different life stages. The position is affiliated to the Fish Biology Research Group that generates new knowledge about the biology, eco-physiology and behavior of fish throughout their life history with a stronghold in experimental research and field studies. The results provide insights into population dynamics and ecosystem functioning, conservation biology, and aquaculture innovation.

We seek a skilled and motivated candidate with capabilities in aquatic technology to advance our experimental systems design and functioning in controlled studies of aquatic organisms with focus on ambient biological, physical and chemical conditions. You are interested in developing and implementing innovative technology and systems, contributing to design-based research and technology-enhanced learning environments as well as science-backed products and expert-led services to keep high water quality, while considering sustainable resource utilisation.

DTU Aqua is a dynamic international academic environment spanning research, education, innovation and public-sector consultancy within aquatic sciences. The Department attends to all types of aquatic habitats addressing sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic living resources, conservation of freshwater and marine ecosystems as well as aquaculture technology development.

Tasks and responsibilities
The position focusses on providing support to experimental research and innovation, specifically the utilisation of research facilities managed by the Fish Biology Research Group, DTU Aqua. This includes the following tasks:

  • Implementation of saltwater and freshwater recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) in experimental research facilities (150 m2) at DTU Campus in Kgs. Lyngby,
  • Technical operation of the EEL-HATCH experimental facility in Hirtshals, a prototype hatchery (650 m2) involving saltwater RAS for eel broodstock and larval culture.
  • Design and construction of customised culture tanks and systems for experimental research on land and at sea on research vessels.
  • Monitoring and enhancement of water quality including implementation of filter systems, UV, monitoring of controlled variables and extending into development of sensor driven automated systems and resource retention.
  • Analyses and identification of experimental research infrastructure needs related to fish biology research, structuring and formulating these needs as input into national and international science funding proposals. 
  • Interaction and communication (in Danish and English) with researchers, industrial collaborators and other stakeholders at technical and scientific advanced levels including contributions to scientific articles, technical reports, etc.

Experience and qualifications
The candidate should have a relevant higher education in natural sciences or as an engineer, preferably holding a PhD degree and having knowledge of relevant sciences and technology. In the evaluation of candidates, consideration will be given to the following aspects:

  • Insights in the biology of aquatic organisms including life history, physiology, morphology and behaviour.
  • Expertise within design-based establishment and maintenance of RAS systems ensuring that species- and life history stage-specific requirements in culture are met.
  • Experience with experimental research and technical design of culture systems focussing on fish and their offspring.
  • Knowledge about fish husbandry, production and welfare (incl. a laboratory animal science certificate preferably FELASA C / EU function ABD).
  • Familiarity with maintenance of water quality, microbial management, monitoring of discharges of effluents etc.
  • Experience working at the cross road of research and innovation, being able to develop and implement new concepts to enhance sustainability and productivity while reducing environmental footprint.
  • Research project experience (national as well as international) including management, leadership, application formulation and conceptual development and assignment. 
  • Good graphic and communications skills combined with a strong motivation to work in an international, dedicated, multidisciplinary team. 

We offer
DTU offers an interesting and challenging job focusing on research, education, innovation and public-sector consultancy, which contributes to enhancing the economy, sustainability and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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.

Working place will be in Kgs. Lyngby at the main campus of DTU but with considerable periods in Hirtshals at the EEL-HATCH facility.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Wednesday, 10 August 2022. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

Further information may be obtained from the senior researcher Jonna Tomkiewicz jt@aqua.dtu.dk

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

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.

DTU Aqua provides research, advice, innovation 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 integration of results in ecosystem-based management and aquaculture. DTU Aqua is structured into nine scientific sections, covering 14 different research areas and has 350 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The department has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessels DANA and HAVFISKEN. DTU Aqua has locations in Lyngby, Hirtshals, Nykøbing Mors, and Silkeborg and regular activities in Greenland.

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 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.