Postdoc in Fish Migration at Technical University of Denmark

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in sustainable development to join Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. The funds for this position are available for 18 months. All candidates regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply before December 20, 2019.

The Section for Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for an 18-month postdoc position to work on fish migration.

The project, EU Interreg funded MarGen II, aims to gain a better understanding of fish species living in and around the Kattegat-Skagerrak area using a variety of approaches including (but not limited to) physiology, genetics and telemetry. The Section for Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology is looking specifically for a candidate capable of designing and carrying out studies to investigate the underlying mechanisms that drive in migratory fish, as well as how an individuals' physiology and genetic makeup may affect its subsequent life history decisions. Species of interest may include salmonids, gadoids, tunas and others.

As the project also includes aspects of conservation and management, the candidate will be expected to use the findings to provide guidelines on more effective management.

Responsibilities and tasks The candidate will be required to work in the field extensively, and in a variety of locations in and around, but not limited to, the Kattegat-Skagerrak area. The candidate will be responsible for sampling and tagging a variety of fish species, as well as performing lab work and relevant analyses. Qualifications Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in the field of biology/ecology. A degree in fish biology/ecology is highly encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to have experience and expertise in one or more of the following subjects: MarGen II is a team project so the candidate must be a team player in addition to being highly self-motivated, hard-working and independent. Good written and spoken English skills are mandatory and some knowledge of a Scandinavian language an advantage.

Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kim Aarestrup and Professor Anders Koed. We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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. 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 workplace is the Section for Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology at DTU Silkeborg. Employment should preferably start 1 January 2020. The employment period will be 18 months, with possibility of extension. You can read more about Further information may be obtained from Professor Kim Aarestrup, tel.: +45 35 88 31 42, e-mail: . You can read more about DTU Aqua at . Application procedure Please submit your online application no later than20December 2019. Applications must be submitted asone PDF filecontaining all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attachall your materials in English in one PDF file.

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

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian rsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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