Professor in Ecology of Marine Fishes – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – Lyngby

DTU invites applications for a position as leading professor in Ecology of Marine Fishes. The professorship is affiliated with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua), Section for Marine Living Resources, and is based at DTU campus in Kgs. Lyngby, but with activities at other locations of the Institute.The professor is expected to head the Section for Marine Living Resources, a larger research unit within the institute, by implementing strategic management of academic, human and other resources to optimize bridging of excellent science with societal demands for sustainable exploitation and scientific advice on the management of marine living resources. The scientific focus of the professorship lies on investigating individual biological characteristics relating to understanding mechanisms and quantifying population dynamics under heterogeneous and changing environmental conditions. Responsibilities and qualificationsEmployment requires innovative research at a high international level within relevant research themes and a track record in research leadership, including visionary strategic development, leading a multidisciplinary research group, and planning, funding, implementing, as well as running interdisciplinary research projects. Required is a track record in attracting external research funding from national and international foundations, coordination of national and international initiatives within the research field and contribution to teaching in a university whose goal is to offer Europe’s best engineering education. Apart from the leadership function, the responsibilities include inspiring and developing the high international standard of research conducted by DTU Aqua and strengthening the central position of the research in the institute, translating basic scientific findings from experimental and field studies into assessment of marine living resources and their management. This requires a track record in research, addressing the ecology of fishes, from individual to population level at different spatial and temporal scales. The research field and working area will include a combination of, but not necessarily all of the following aspects: Physiological, nutritional, and behavioural ecology in relation to environmental conditions and predator/prey interactions based on bio-physical and chemical monitoring as well as dedicated field and lab studies. Resolving biological processes in marine fish using innovative technology, e.g. molecular, chemical and physiological approaches as well as modern observation technology. Life history characterization and description of fitness optimization at individual and/or population level. Estimating key population dynamic rates, e.g. growth, mortality as well as reproductive investment and success based on research surveys and experimental studies applying above listed approaches. Operationalizing of process-information and -models with implementation in population dynamic models, fish stock assessments and stock predictions. The vision and suggested work programme should include a quantitative approach to linkages between individual mechanisms, marine population dynamics, and variation in environmental and climatic conditions, as well as species interactions and exploitation. Results should be disseminated in peer-reviewed publications and dedicated outlets aiming to inform management authorities, stakeholders and the public at large and foster national and international collaboration. We expect you to engage in training a new generation of scientists in the field of marine fish ecology, exploiting modern physiological, biological and chemical approaches and technologies in adequately designed experimental and field studies. You are expected to substantially contribute to teaching at different university levels incl. PhD and postdocs supervision as well as mentoring tenure-track early career scientists. 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. You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria: Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision International impact and experience Societal impact Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills Communication skills Salary and terms of employmentThe 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.

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