Postdoc - Marine Fish Habitats

tirsdag 09 jul 19

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The National Institute of Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU Aqua, invites applications for a two-year post doc position in fish habitat mapping with emphasis on modelling biological knowledge, stock development and connectivity.

The post doc will join the section for Ecosystem based Marine Management in Copenhagen. The department 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 successful candidate will be affiliated with the research groups on marine habitats and ecosystem effects of fishing and work in close cooperation with the section for Marine Living Resources.

Responsibilities and tasks
The research tasks will focus on further developing methods for mapping fish habitats at different life stages and applying these methods for providing fisheries advice or for integrating this information in marine spatial planning. It is important that the results, including the methods developed, are widely accepted and used. The candidates are expected to conduct research and disseminate research results in peer reviewed scientific journals and technical reports as well as provide scientific advice to public authorities, participate in international working groups, communicate with stakeholders and contribute to development of DTU Aqua’s internal and external cooperation.

We are looking for innovative and independent applicants, with good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and a committed and positive attitude.

Qualifications
The candidate must: 

  • hold a PhD degree or equivalent in marine fish biology or ecology
  • have experience in research on fish habitat modelling or fish distribution modelling,
  • have scientific research experience, production and potential within the work areas described under responsibility and tasks above.
Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, particular consideration will be given to: 
  • scientific production and research potential within the research area,
  • international experience and the ability to promote and utilize research results,
  • strong data analytical skills and experience in statistical modelling of fish distribution data
  • experience in programming in R, matlab, or Python,
  • experience in conducting fieldwork to provide data,
  • experience in contributing to international advisory work,
  • ability to communicate at all levels and experience in provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities and local stakeholders,
  • ability to work independently and in teams with scientists from different scientific disciplines as well as non-scientists.
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 period of employment is 2 years.

Place of employment will be at DTU Aqua, Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management, Kemitorvet, 2800 Lyngby.

Further information
Can be obtained from Coordinator of the marine habitats research group Josianne Støttrup, mobile: +45 3588 3442; email: jgs@aqua.dtu.dk or Head of Section for Ecosystem-Based Management Anna Rindorf, +45 3588 3378; email: ar@aqua.dtu.dk.  

You can read more about DTU Aqua on
www.aqua.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 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
  • Documentation of relevant degrees
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, 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.