Open position: Tenure Track Researcher in Fish Stock assessment – Deadline 28 May 2023

If you have a keen interest in modelling fish population and ecosystem dynamics, distribution, productivity, stock assessment in support of management advice, this may be the perfect position for you. At DTU Aqua, you will combine these areas to ensure that pelagic fish management advice is based on the forefront of scientific knowledge of stock assessment and ecosystem based advice.

You will join the Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management at DTU in Lyngby. The section has 25 employees and focuses on interdisciplinary research improving our understanding of marine ecosystems and how they are managed. It offers an internationally recognised and highly dynamic scientific environment.

Responsibilities and qualifications

Your work will contribute to strengthening the knowledge of the coupling between the optimal exploitation of fish stocks, their distribution and ecosystem impacts such as recruitment success, growth conditions and their relationship with stock density and other ecosystem components.

The research tasks will focus on incorporating factors and processes affecting recruitment, growth, mortality and spatial distribution of fish and other ecosystem components in the evaluation of fishing impact. The position includes collaboration with stakeholder organizations, management bodies and Danish and international research institutions. We are looking for an innovative person, preferably a researcher specialised in fish ecology, with excellent modelling skills, a committed and positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, 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, managers, NGOs 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, and provision of advice in national and international arenas. The candidate will be responsible for planning and completing stock assessments and is expected to contribute to the development of new methods for incorporating ecosystem and anthropogenic impacts on commercially fished stocks

You must contribute to the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in fish ecology, community ecology or fish population modelling.

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

  • Experience with modelling of fish productivity and/or distribution
  • Experience with handling and statistical analysis of large amounts of data
  • Experience with pelagic fish stock assessment and scientific advice for pelagic fish
  • Publication in international scientific journals

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • 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

Salary and terms of employment

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.

The position is a full-time position and start date is as early as feasible.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information Further information may be obtained from head of Section for Ecosystem-Based Management Anna Rindorf, +45 3588 3378; email:

You can read more about DTU Aqua at

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

Application procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 28 May 2023 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply now”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • 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
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Further information about this opportunity can be found here.

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