Scientist Position for the ecological modelling of fish populations and their responses to environmental impacts in Baden-Württemberg – Deadline 24 June 2021

A five-year research post is offered at the Fisheries Research station of the Agricultural center for cattle, grassland, dairy, game and fisheries of Baden-Württemberg (LAZBW) in Langenargen, Germany.

About the workplace:

The position will be located at the Fisheries Research Station in Langenargen, a town on the shores of Lake Constance. The town has full amenities and several larger cities nearby offer more access to shopping, cultural experiences, and travel hubs. The research station currently has a team of around 20 scientists and technical workers, including several postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. As a state research agency, efforts are focused on basic and applied research that can directly inform the conservation and management of fishery resources. Further information about recent research carried out at the institution, including a list of publications, can be found at

Expected qualifications:

  • Master degree or equivalent in fisheries and wildlife sciences, ecology, biology or related fields with an emphasis on fish biology; fish ecology; fishery management or related subjects
  • PhD in fisheries science or fish ecology with an emphasis on ecological modeling, ideally focused on population modeling and stock assessment
  • Five-year work experience in applied fishery research and/or fish stock management
  • Several publications as first author in Q1 journals (SCImago Journal Ranking)
  • Advanced experience with quantitative methods and advanced ecological modelling (e.g., maximum likelihood and/or Bayesian estimation, time series analysis, and integrated modeling)
  • Excellent understanding of project relevant statistical methods
  • Experience with relevantsoftware (R, JAGS, STAN, ADMB, TMB) to create scientific and user-friendly models is essential
  • Knowledge of native fish fauna in Baden-Württemberg or from regions with similar fish communities is desirable
  • Strong capacities for teamwork and ability to closely collaborate with project partners (e.g. fisheries administration, angling clubs, local scientists)
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of or desire to learn German is an asset but not required

We look forward to receiving your application. Review of applications will begin on 25.06.2021. Please send applications (full academic CV, preferably: names of three reputations, one or two representative publication) marked with  the relevant reference number 0823/LAZBW/3505 to: Ministerium für Ernährung, Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Baden-Württemberg – Personalreferat – Postfach 10 34 44, 70029 Stuttgart, or via email, with the reference number 0823/LAZBW/3505 as the e-mail subject (as one document formatted as pdf. max. 3MB) to:

‍For further information, you are welcome to contact: Alexander Brinker, PD Ph. D. (Fon: 0049 7543 9308324; E-Mail:

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