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Researcher Fisheries Data Analysis

Are you a researcher with a clear interest in one or more of the following research fields: marine ecology, bioinformatics & statistics? We at Wageningen …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


Are you a researcher with a clear interest in one or more of the following research fields: marine ecology, bioinformatics & statistics? We at Wageningen University & Research have an interesting position for a researcher in the area of fisheries data analysis.

The researcher will be positioned in a collaborative project where we study the spatial distribution of Turbot in the North Sea
  • Turbot are flatfish that are caught in Dutch bottom trawling fisheries. Together with several partners in the fishing industry we started a project in which fishing vessels collect high-resolution data on physical characteristics of the North Sea. In addition, these vessels register their turbot catches foreach fishing haul. By combining these data with publicly available data on the North Sea ecosystem we aim to make habitat models for turbot, using state-of-the-art statistical models.
This is a pilot project in which we aim to use data collected by fisheries and discuss the results of habitat models to the fishing vessels involved. The information provided to the fishing vessels may help informing decisions made by skippers on which areas to fish in order to increase their catch of target species while decreasing their catch of unwanted bycatches. You will work in close collaboration with the fishing industry partners and skippers of fishing vessels.


The candidate should have:

  • a Master's degree in a relevant biological field (marine biology, ecology, bioinformatics) or in a quantitative field (Statistics);
  • A proven affinity for marine spatial ecology;
  • A strong interest in statistics;
  • A proven affinity for working with industry partners;
  • A strong interest in fundamental and applied research;
  • Creative and innovative skills;
  • Good organisational and (written and spoken) communication skills in English, as well as a proven ability to collaborate with others;


Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of €2.266,- per month for a full-time working week of 38 hours for a period of 6 months, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).

The position is available within Wageningen University & Research at the Aquaculture and Fisheries group at Wageningen Campus.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Additional information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr Jan Jaap Poos (JanJaap.Poos@wur.nl; +31317487189)

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at http://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 25 August 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews soon after this closing date.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.