DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Fisheries and Protected, Endangered and Threatened Species

    DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Fisheries and Protected, Endangered and Threatened Species

    Tenure Track Researcher in Interactions between Fisheries and Protected, Endangered and Threatened Species, in “Section for Ecosystem Based Marine Management” at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionTenure Track Researcher
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Fisheries and Protected
    – Endangered and Threatened Species
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSection for Ecosystem Based Marine Management
    DTU Aqua
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period6 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in interactions between fisheries and protected, endangered and threatened species.

    • Research experience
    • Experience and quality of teaching
    • Research vision and potential
    • International impact and experience
    • Societal impact
    • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
    • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
    • Communication skills


    • Experience with field work
    • Experience with handling and statistical analysis of large amounts of data
    • Experience with management advice
    • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas in collaboration with end users
    • Publications in international scientific journals

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Your work will contribute to strengthening the knowledge of factors and processes important for bycatch of marine PETS, in particular marine mammals and sea birds, and on development of methods to avoid such bycatch including development and testing of fishing gear that can act as alternatives to existing gears. The position includes collaboration with fishermen, stakeholder organizations, management bodies and Danish and international research institutions. We are looking for an innovative person, preferably a biologist specialised in interactions between PETS and fisheries, with good interpersonal skills, a committed and positive attitude, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently.

    The successful applicant will engage in our existing extensive international collaboration with other research institutions as well as fishermen’s organisations. Important tasks include the development and completion of new research and management projects, publication of results in peer reviewed scientific journals, popular journals and technical reports, provision of advice in national and international arenas and innovation to reduce conflicts between fisheries and PETS in collaboration with fishermen and other stakeholders. The candidate will be responsible for planning and completion of dedicated research surveys with chartered vessels and is expected to contribute to the development of new methods for documenting anthropogenic impacts on PETS.

    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)
    • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
    • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
    • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

    About Tenure Track program

    The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Senior Researcher position. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

    About DTU Aqua

    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 Lyngby, Hirtshals, Mors, Silkeborg as well as on Dana.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
    • The salary for the position will be determined by the applicants qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union.
    • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.


    Senior researcher Finn Larsen
    Email: fl@aqua.dtu.dk
    Head of Section for Ecosystem-Based Management Anna Rindorf
    Email: ar@aqua.dtu.dk

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    DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Interactions between Fisheries and Protected, Endangered and Threatened Species

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