Job Opportunity: Fisheries Researcher at Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research

The research at Wageningen University & Research focuses on understanding population dynamics of a variety of species, ranging from benthos to fish, marine mammals, birds, and fishing fleet dynamics. They collect field data to improve mathematical and statistical models to gain better understanding of the marine environment and provide ecosystem-based fisheries management advice based on cutting-edge science. They carry out much of their research in close cooperation with the fishing industry, including data collection by fishers. They expect the successful candidates to have a strong marine ecology background, affinity with marine data collection, open to working together with fishers, and keen to develop and analyse model output and perform statistical analyses on large data sets. You will furthermore participate in international working groups and workshops, and will report your findings in reports and presentations to clients and stakeholders and in the peer-reviewed literature.

Wageningen Marine Research is a leading, independent research institute that focuses on strategic and applied marine ecological research. The institute was established in 2006. Products and services are executed on a project basis (more than 400 research projects) and are diverse in nature: field research, experiments on a realistic scale, exploratory studies on lab scale, data management and modelling. The institute has modern research facilities and is ISO 9001 certified. Wageningen Marine Research is an organisational part of Wageningen University and Research.

The Opportunity

An interesting and challenging job (36 hours per week) with ample space for bringing in your own initiatives. You will be part of a highly motivated group of colleagues who want to work with you on projects to achieve good end results. The function level will be Researcher 4 maximum € 4549 per month based on a 36-hour work week. They offer a temporary contract for one year with possible extension. You will be based in the IJmuiden office.

Application Deadline: 30 October 2020
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