DTU Postdoc position in Aqua, Denmark

    DTU Postdoc position in Aqua, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Analysis of Pelagic Fish Populations, at Section for Marine Living Resources, DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 28, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Fish ecology
    – Population dynamics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Aqua
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 ½ years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area and have solid knowledge and experience in within the field of quantitative fish population analysis. In the assessment of the candidates, particular consideration will be given to:

    • Experience with field work, surveys and experimental laboratory work
    • Experience with handling and statistical analysis of large amounts of data
    • Experience with fish population analysis, stock assessment and advice
    • Publication in international scientific journals


    • You are innovative and motivated by both individual and team accomplishments.
    • You have a working level skill of both English and Danish.
    • You are able to communicate and discuss your results with stakeholders and managers. 

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The responsibilities will include commercial and research vessel cruises, lab experiments and desktop studies.

    The successful candidate will join the research group of Marine Living Resources embedded in the “Section for Marine Living Resources” at DTU Aqua in Lyngby. You will be working with fish stock assessment, population dynamics and management advice for exploited fish stocks, and collaborate with the research group of Marine Habitats.

    Primary areas of responsibility:

    • Study fish ecology and population dynamics of pelagic fish (sandeel, sprat and mackerel), including responses to climate change
    • Participate in funded fisheries related projects and in applications for new funding
    • Develop specific model implementations for benchmark and stock assessment as well as MSE on sandeel, sprat and mackerel.
    • Participate in working groups and benchmark workshops in ICES related to pelagic fish (with high priority given to sprat, mackerel and sandeel)
    • Strengthen the dialogue with Danish fishers via involvement in the researcher-fishermen collaboration projects at the institute
    • Strengthen our international collaboration related to pelagic fish research
    • Disseminate results to the scientific community, policy makers and industry.
    • Teach at courses related to fisheries biology and being responsible for fisheries study groups for students

    Your work will contribute to strengthening the knowledge of the coupling between fish ecology, population dynamics and stock assessment, as well as the research needed for advice in relation to commercially exploited fish. The research tasks will focus on identifying factors and processes important for recruitment, growth, mortality and distribution of exploited pelagic fish and the impact of anthropogenic and environmental forcing on the fish populations and habitats. You will contribute to established and new research projects related to the population dynamics and fisheries management of pelagic stocks in the North Sea and into the North Atlantic.

    How to Apply?

    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.

    Documents Required

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
    • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
    • Research statement (relating existing expertise to proposed project tasks)

    About Research project

    Interdisciplinary research improving our understanding of marine living resources and the sustainable management of their exploitation, with specific focus on a number of pelagic fish stocks that are basis for large-scale fisheries with high economic importance for the sector.


    • 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.
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark


    Henrik Mosegaard, head of section for Marine Living Resources
    E-mail hm@aqua.dtu.dk
    Tel.: +45 2131 6622.

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    Postdoc in Analysis of Pelagic Fish Populations

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 29th, 2021 (GMT+9)