Senior Researcher in Fisheries Technology

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Applications are invited for a position as senior researcher in Fisheries Technology and Innovation with emphasis on research and advice. The Fisheries Technology research group is situated in Hirtshals and comprised of 7 scientific staff and technical staff. The senior researcher will enter the Fisheries technology research group with a special focus on technological solutions to fisheries management challenges.

The Fisheries Technology Research group is part of the Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management. The section has 35 employees and focuses on interdisciplinary research aimed at improving our understanding of marine ecosystems and how they are managed. The section offers an internationally recognised and highly dynamic scientific environment.

Responsibilities and tasks
The research tasks will focus on participation in national and international projects aimed at 1) developing, testing and documenting more selective fishing gears, and 2) develop gears, methods and models that can support the implementation of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and 3) document ecosystem effects of fisheries, and 4) integrating solutions which are at the technological forefront within the industry, and 5) conduct applied research in partnership with fishing industry and other stakeholders, and 6) provide advice for the Danish government.

The successful applicant will engage in our existing extensive national and international collaboration with industry as well as other research institutions. Important tasks include the development of new innovative research and management projects, including project applications. The position includes experimental work on fishing vessels. It also includes responsibility for disseminating research results in both popular literature and international scientific journals. Teaching is a possibility but not a requirement.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in fisheries science or technology.

Candidates should hold experience and academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc for a period of no less than 3 years.

A background in biology or engineering is desirable.

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

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to achieve funding for new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels, such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of the department’s external cooperation

Particular consideration will be given to:

  • experience with experimental field work, including work on commercial fishing vessels
  • experience in marine technology and innovation
  • experience in handling and statistically analysing data
  • ability to work both independently and as an integral part of a team
  • a track record of attracting external research funding
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.

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.

Place of employment will be at DTU Aqua, Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management, Nordsøcenteret, Hirtshals, Denmark.

Further information
Can be obtained from research coordinator in Fisheries Technology, senior scientist Ludvig Ahm 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 8 April 2017.

Applications 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 English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • A summary of the applicant’s latest research results and a plan for future research (2-3 pages).
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. )

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 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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