Researcher - Fisheries ManagementExternal

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Contact: Professor Michaela Aschan
E-mail: michaela.aschan [at] uit.no
website: Fisheries Management Role webpage
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Registration website: Fisheries Management Role application

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), UiT the Arctic University of Norway has a Researcher position vacant in fisheries management. The position is attached to the research group BRIDGE. The position of Researcher is for a period of four years. BRIDGE (Research group of fisheries management, harvest technology and biology) carries out research within the following main areas: fisheries management, fisheries biology, marine ecology and harvest technology. The goal of BRIDGE is to provide education and research of high quality in order to advance the level of knowledge in areas that are important for fisheries management. BRIDGE comprises long experience with carrying out research and education tasks in a highly interdisciplinary field.

The researcher will among other things work on the FarFish H2020 EU project that aims to improve the knowledge about fisheries management outside Europe. The project will provide new knowledge that can contribute to implementation of future-oriented management criteria for non-EU waters fisheries where the Union has established cooperation with third countries. The aim is to improve management plans and involve local and European fisheries authorities and the European fisheries stakeholders.

Applicants must have a relevant Ph.D. e.g. in fisheries biology or fisheries management, regional planning, resource economics, and a solid knowledge in quantitative methods. Research experience after dissertation with fisheries management, stock assessment, management strategy evaluation, and decision support systems in a multidisciplinary environment is an asset. Previous experience from EU projects and experience with interaction/cooperation with actors from industry, management, etc.