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Research Professor in Sustainable Fisheries

CDD - Début : Avril
Date limite de réponse : 30 septembre 2022
Missions :
The main field of research for this research professor position is the sustainability of commercial and recreational fisheries and fish stocks, including ecological, economic, and social sustainability. The research professor's key competences include broad expertise in the field, strong networking capabilities, attraction of national and international research funding, and successful guidance and encouragement of Luke's field-related research teams. New initiatives in improving the vitality of fisheries as a part of the food system are also welcome.

This research professor position is located in Luke's Natural Resources unit, in the Fisheries and Fish Resources group (KALA), whose key competence and responsibility areas are the following:
1. Monitoring of the commercially significant fish species, stock assessments and scientific advice on fishing opportunities, as well as related expert tasks;
2. Research related to fisheries management and sustainable use of fish resources as well as fish habitats on coastal and inland waters;
3. Development work towards the improvement of the profitability of fishing and securing its continuity together with stakeholders;
4. Biodiversity research, including monitoring and evaluations of threatened and alien fish species.

Key tasks of the KALA group are included in Luke's permanent Statutory and Expert Services programme, but a significant part of the operations is linked to Luke's five-year strategic research programmes, particularly the Profitable and Responsible Primary Production, and Adaptive and Resilient Bioeconomy programmes.

The research professor position will be based in Luke's office in Turku, Helsinki, Jyväskylä or Oulu.
5 years
Start date/ 2023-04-01 (or according to a contract) End date: 2028-03-31

Compétences requises :

Success in the research professor position (tenure track: associate professor or professor) requires evidence of successful leading of research teams and projects, as well as relevant contacts and experience in international cooperation. A broad understanding of fisheries and fish stock sustainability is important in this position, as is good general knowledge of the fisheries sector. Success in the position requires an applicable Ph.D. in natural sciences, as well as a proven ability to analyse broad data sets and to produce high-quality scientific publications. Fluent written and spoken English skills are necessary in this position.

Evidence of creating, resourcing, and heading extensive international research projects is considered an advantage. Fishery research focusing on the Baltic Sea environment and/or inland waters, previous cooperation with fishery and marine research institutes in the Baltic countries, as well as good networks with researchers in the field, particularly in Europe, are considered advantages. An understanding of the functioning of aquatic ecosystems and the interactions between different species, as well as good modelling skills, are also an advantage. Written and spoken skills in Finnish and/or Swedish will aid in stakeholder cooperation, as well as in participating in societal dialogue.