Tenure Track Researcher - Predicting the impacts of environmental change on marine populations


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The marine environment faces increasing pressures from human activities such as fishing, noise pollution, and climate change. This makes models for predicting the combined impact of different pressures on marine species essential. At Aarhus University, we seek a highly talented tenure track researcher with strong analytical skills to investigate the impacts of human-induced environmental changes on marine species, with focus on how such changes impact the behaviour, health, distribution, and dynamics of marine mammal populations. Applications are invited for a 6-year tenure track researcher position in the field of Ecological modelling at the Department of Ecoscience Aarhus University, Denmark.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 6-year position from 1 February 2024 or as soon possible thereafter.  Promotion to senior researcher level at the end of the tenure track programme depends on a positive assessment.

Job description

The successful candidate will join a strong research team that has gathered detailed data on the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on marine mammals over the last two decades, combining a variety of methods including aerial surveys, passive acoustic monitoring, animal tracking, and health assessments. The candidate is expected to develop an independent research profile related to prediction of the impacts of disturbances on marine species and to be able to acquire external funding to support this work.
This position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to our understanding of how dynamics of marine species are linked to environmental variability, and to help designing new modelling frameworks. The researcher will be expected to contribute actively in the department’s advisory activities for the Danish Ministry of Environment, public and private companies, related to effects of underwater noise. The researcher is also expected to co-supervise graduate students, and to help securing funding for new research projects.

Your profile

Qualifications for the tenure track level at Aarhus University include postdoctoral training or similar with a relevant research profile and a strong scientific publication record in one or more of the areas of the position as described above.

Required skills

• A PhD (or equivalent) in biology, engineering, physics, oceanography or related fields.

• A strong understanding of, and proven experience with, predictive modelling and
  forecasting, with preference for mechanistic approaches, such as those representing
  bioenergetics or behavior.

• Proven experience with the impacts of environmental change on marine organisms
  (marine mammals, fish or other).

• Considerable experience with scientific writing and a strong publication record.

• Excellent written and spoken English.

• Strong analytical skills.

• A strong international network and exceptional collaboration and teamwork abilities.

Central to the position is a genuine interest in research and advisory work related to effects of anthropogenic disturbances, documented through prior experience.

Who we are

The Department of Ecoscience is engaged in research programs and advisory work covering the major biological subdisciplines. We conduct world-class research in the areas of aquatic biology and ecology, Arctic environment and ecosystems, biodiversity, conservation biology and wildlife management.  The Department currently employs approximately 275 academic and technical staff, as well as many PhD students.  For more information on the Department see: http://ecos.au.dk/en/.

The successful candidate will join a strong research team that has a long tradition for conducting passive acoustic monitoring on odontocetes and coupling these recordings to the behaviour of animals.
For more information on the Section for Marine Mammal Research see:  https://ecos.au.dk/en/researchconsultancy/research-areas/marine-mammal-research).

What we offer

The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national and international collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Professor Jacob Nabe-, +45 2248 1210, jnn@ecos.au.dk

Technical Sciences Tenure Track

Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Researcher for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured position as Senior Researcher.

The aim of the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme is to:
  • attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
  • to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
  • to create transparency in the academic career path

As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
  • access to research infrastructure
  • capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
  • a mentoring programme
  • support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Senior Researcher at Aarhus University.

Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.


Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

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.
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.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation 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 Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/



- Arbejdspladsen ligger i:

Roskilde Kommune

-Virksomheden tilbyder:


Aarhus Universitet, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde


Ansøgningsfrist: 31-10-2023; - ansøgningsfristen er overskredet

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