Institute for marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies
RESEARCHER FISHERIES BIOLOGY
Wageningen IMARES (www.wageningenimares.wur.nl) is the national institute for strategic and applied marine research. We focus on fisheries management, environmental protection and spatial use of the seas and coastal zones. Our core competencies are (marine) ecology, nature protection, water quality, contaminant risks, biological production and marine governance. Our research methods comprise (sea going) fieldwork, experiments, lab work, data collection, data management, modeling and simulations. Wageningen IMARES employs 180 people representing a broad variety of scientific disciplines. The institute is part of Wageningen University and Research Centre and has strong links with the academic world.
The Fisheries Department of IMARES (50 people) is responsible for monitoring and analyzing fish stocks and fisheries and we provide advice to different clients on sustainable harvest strategies. The two main types of fisheries that we focus our research on are pelagic fishery (mainly in the North East Atlantic and West African waters) and the demersal trawl fisheries in the North Sea. We have a dynamic team of experts who are trained in stock assessment, management strategy evaluations and advisory tasks.
Job description: The research within our team has a strong quantitative character and is based on statistical methods and simulation models. We investigate the effects of human impacts, including fisheries, on the ecosystem of the sea. You will be expected to participate in (international) project teams, carry out stock assessments, simulate various ecological processes or management scenarios, perform statistical analyses on large datasets and write reports on the results of these. You must be able to present results in a comprehensive way to various stakeholders. You will participate in international working groups and workshops and will be expected to publish in reports and peer reviewed journals. In other words: you will be working in a dynamic, stimulating and interesting environment, doing work that is very relevant to society.
Requirements: A biologist/ ecologist/ mathematician, with a keen interest in population, community or ecosystem dynamics and fisheries research. You should have a quantitative background, strong analytical skills, and you should have ample experience with statistical and/or simulation models. Experience with programming languages , SAS and/or R is preferred. You should have a firm theoretical background but be open for applied research questions that sometimes have to be answered in short time periods. You should be a team player but also independent and well able to take initiatives. You should have good communicative skills and be able to perform well in stressful conditions.
Conditions of employment: A very interesting and varied function with a lot of space for bringing in your own initiatives. We pay attention to personal development and offer good opportunities for that. Depending on the role you can play, the function level is Researcher 3 or 4 (scale 11/10; minimum salary € 2352,-- per month, maximum € 4372,-- per month before taxes for a 36 hrs working week). The job is based in IJmuiden.
Additional information: Please contact Tammo Bult, Head of Fisheries Department, +31-317-487162 / E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Application: Send your application (referring to vacancy number 200811), CV and publication list to Wageningen IMARES, mr. John de Graaff, HRM consultant, P.O. Box 68, 1970 AB IJmuiden, The Netherlands. E-mail: [log in to unmask] Applications must be received before june 13th 2008.
Dr. Ir. Reinier Hille Ris Lambers
Wageningen IMARES (Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies)
P.O.Box 68 1970 AB IJmuiden, the Netherlands
tel +31 (0)317-487172
fax: +31 (0)317-487326
visiting address: Haringkade 1, IJmuiden
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