15 August 2019.



(Paid opportunity)


Postdoc in Shellfish Ecology/Production and Coastal Ecology  in Denmark 2019 

The position is affiliated with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with work location at the Danish Shellfish Centre (DSC, Nykøbing Mors, Denmark).

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Research addresses different aspects of shellfish and seaweed biology, ecology and production including e.g. environmental impact of shellfish production, ecology of coastal areas in relation to food production, long-line cultivation of mussels, oyster hatching, effects of invasive species and pests on shellfish and seaweed production, prawn and crab fishery and development of equipment to provide a sustainable production.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Improving our understanding of the ecological role of shellfish and impact of shellfish production in coastal areas.
  • Developing our understanding of the impact of invasive species and shellfish diseases in coastal areas.
  • Developing economical and ecological sustainable methods for production of new lower trophic level species.
  • Evaluation of management plans and technical measures allowing sustainable shellfish fisheries and aquaculture.
  • The research is done in a combination of analysing data acquired from field and laboratory experiments, data from public and fisheries monitoring as well as data from commercial productions utilising modelling techniques in an interlinked approach.
  • Innovative skills are important, as the area requires new solutions.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Shellfish production.
  • Fisheries.
  • Coastal ecology.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

2 years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Candidates should as minimum have a PhD degree or equivalent.
  • Furthermore, the candidate should have experience, knowledge and visions for integration of scientific findings with utilisation of results on a practical level in shellfish productions or fisheries management procedures or ecosystem systemic analysis and management. Experience with practical methods and procedures are important but candidates with modelling experiences are also invited to apply.
  • Innovative approach to the research field both in relation to developing the research but also in relation to the development of new solutions and new concepts.
  • Good communication skills are required and the candidate should be able to communicate with both fishermen and managers.
  • The ability to contribute to the development of external cooperation and to attract funding to the research area is seen as an asset.
  • Experience in scientific diving is an advantage.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • 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.

How to Apply

First Step: Prepare these documents:

  • Application (cover letter).
  • CV.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD).
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights.
  • Documentation for participation in teacher training courses.

Second Step: Open the link ”Apply online“ then submit materials in English in one PDF file.

Note: The assessment criteria will be according to:

  • Scientific production and research potential at international level.
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas.
  • The ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities.
  • The ability to promote and utilize research results.
  • The ability to contribute to development of the section’s internal and external cooperation.

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