Senior researcher in marine biodiversity – Aarhus University, Denmark – DL 16 Mar 19

Is your research focus on marine biodiversity?  Do you have a strong academic profile and are you interested in  contributing significantly to the development of the marine sections and  research of Department of Bioscience in a senior researcher position?

The position is available as soon as possible.

Your tasks
The  successful candidate must be able to strengthen the Department’s  profile in research on marine biodiversity topics with special emphasis  on the European marine directives. You will be a part of the marine  group that covers research, advisory tasks and some teaching across all  aspects marine topics mainly related to Danish and Arctic waters,  although we currently also have projects in the tropics.

Your  research must support the Department’s leading role in providing advice  to the Danish authorities on environmental issues, which includes  dissemination of research results to managers, politicians and other  stakeholders. At the same time, the research must strengthen the  Department’s international profile within the topic of marine  biodiversity.

The Department’s research and advisory activities  are project-driven with a solid tradition of cross-disciplinary research  and strong team collaboration. Thus, we are looking for a candidate  with proven collaborative skills and the ability to enrich the  scientific environment in the Department by initiating and coordinating  new research initiatives (e.g. EU H2020 and FP9, ERC, Danish national  funding) and by strengthening the Department’s scientific network both  nationally and internationally. We expect that you have a documented  track record of attracting research funding.

Your profile
We  expect you to have a strong scientific background in biology or similar  with focus on marine biodiversity, an international career and an  extensive international network within marine science. You should have a  PhD in biology or a related field and an international top-level  research profile within one or more of the following key topics:

  • Marine biodiversity
  • Benthic flora and fauna
  • Phytoplankton and zooplankton
  • Invasive species in the marine environment
  • Relations between human pressures and key ecosystem components, including effects of climate change
  • State-of–the-art sampling and monitoring techniques in the marine environment

The candidate should be able to demonstrate scientific leadership and  have experience in supervising postdocs, PhD students and MSc students.

We  expect that you are fluent in spoken and written English and ideally in  one additional European language, and it is important to us that you  are a team player and have strong inter-personal skills and  international experience. An important component of the position is  advice to and communication with the Danish authorities and therefore  you will be expected to learn spoken and written Danish within the first  two to three years. Relevant courses will be offered.


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