Aarhus, Denmark – Senior Researcher in Applied Waterbird Ecology – Oct 2021

Aarhus University (AU)


Department of Bioscience invites you to apply for a senior researcher position in Applied Waterbird Ecology, at Aarhus university, Denmark

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General Info

Position: Senior Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Feb 01, 2021
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Bioscience
Aarhus University
Aarhus University (AU)

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate must have at least a Ph.D. and an established track-record of relevant publications in high-impact international journals, with demonstrable experience of advisory work. A broad knowledge of the ecology, factors and processes that affect and determine the distribution, abundance and population dynamics of waterbirds is essential, including climate change, invasive species and human/wildlife conflicts. An understanding of the issues related to sustainable hunting and exploitation of waterbirds is also expected. The position requires that the candidate has a solid theoretical and practical statistical background within the field of applied ecological research, including experience of capture-mark-recapture (CMR) methods, individual-based modelling, demographic modelling, generalized linear modelling and Bayesian statistics. The candidate must have a proven record of handling and processing large datasets. Applicants must also have professional experience with adaptive nature management and interdisciplinary research teamwork and acquisition of research funding.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Bioscience (BIOS), Aarhus University, seeks a Senior Researcher for a permanent position within the field of wetland and waterbird ecology to further strengthen the research and advisory activities within BIOS. Although the position centres upon the management of waterbirds, the successful candidate will develop the department’s analytical, modelling and statistical capacities. The candidate will also play a central role in contributing to the department’s scientific profile in relation to wetlands and will participate in ongoing modelling initiatives (see the SESS website at https://projects.au.dk/sess/), develop the concept of adaptive management (see the CAN website at https://projects.au.dk/can/) and engage in teaching activities in relation to wildlife biology and management. The candidate will also be expected to develop interdisciplinary collaboration within the department, elsewhere at the university and with external partners, as well as acquire independent research funding. The candidate will be a member of the Wildlife Ecology Section (https://bios.au.dk/en/researchconsultancy/research-areas/wildlife-ecology/).

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Documents Required

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

About the Department

The Department of Bioscience is engaged in research programmes, teaching curricula and advisory work covering the major biological sub-disciplines. We conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation biology. The Department currently employs approximately 275 academic and technical staff, as well as many PhD students.

The Department maintains a unique research environment at the highest international level. Our competencies cover a wide spectrum, from the biology of organisms to modelling water and nutrient cycles from land to sea. Focal research areas relevant to this position includes the conservation management of northern European birds and mammals including invasive species, human impact on species and human/wildlife conflicts. Our activities take place at national and international levels with most research activity taking place throughout Denmark and Northern Europe, including the Arctic.

The Department plays a leading role in providing advice to the Danish statutory authorities on a range of environmental issues, particularly the implementation and assessment of international agreements and law, such those under EU directives. In particular, the Section plays an active scientific advisory role under the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, as well as being deeply involved in the national monitoring programme (NOVANA) and engaged in the maintenance and management of the large national environmental databases.

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU)

Note or Other details

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact: Head of Department, Ole Hertel, +45 30183114, oh@bios.au.dk.

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