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Fisheries researcher: 2 vacancies

The research in our organisation focuses on understanding population dynamics of a variety of species, ranging from benthos to fish, marine mammals, birds, …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur


The research in our organisation focuses on understanding population dynamics of a variety of species, ranging from benthos to fish, marine mammals, birds, and fishing fleet dynamics. We collect field data and use these 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. We carry out much of our research in close cooperation with the fishing industry, including data collection by fishers. We 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.


We seek 2 university educated ecologists with a keen interest in marine biology, fisheries science, and research in support of policy. Affinity with the conceptual / theoretical aspects of ecology (modelling) is expected. Experience with data handling and programming in R is strongly preferred. You should have a firm ecological background and have an interest in conducting applied research, enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team, dare to be critical, and be able to work under time pressure. You enjoy working with stakeholders, you are result oriented and show initiative. You are willing to occasionally carry out work at sea. Your level of communication skills in English is C1.


We offer 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. We offer a temporary contract for one year with possible extension. You will be based in our IJmuiden office. You will be appointed at a Payroll company.

Additional information

For more information on the job description, contact the Niels Hintzen or Nathalie steins, both Reseacher at Wageningen Marine Research, tel. +31 (0) 317-487090, e-mail niels.hintzen@wur.nl, +31 (0) 317-487092, email nathalie.steins@wur.nl. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2020. The interviews will be held on 12 November 2020 via an online connection.
An assessment can be a part of the selection procedure.