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DTU Aqua is currently hiring students for two different positions:

1. EM Analyst: There is a growing concern over substantial bycatch of non-targeted species in gillnet fisheries in Europe, notably marine mammals, and seabirds. This has among other things, resulted in the EU adopting the “Action Plan for reducing incidental catches of seabirds in fishing gears”. To assess the magnitude and spatiotemporal distribution of bycatch in gillnet fisheries in Danish waters, DTU Aqua monitors fishing vessels using video-based electronic monitoring (EM). The recorded videos constitute a unique source of data to control and analyze the extent of inter alia seabird, porpoise, and seal bycatch in our waters.

2. Lab Assistant: DTU Aqua is responsible for the collection and analysis of samples from Danish commercial fisheries and fish from our own scientific surveys, as well as conducting scientific surveys on commercial and scientific vessels. These data are used for stock assessment and advice.

The job
Position 1: In order to complete the bycatch database, students will analyze EM data and watch the videos of the fishing activities of different commercial gillnet vessels operating around Denmark, recording relevant information in our database using specialized software.

Position 2: Furthermore, we need help in our laboratory to work up fish samples together with our regular staff and in periods, it will be possible to participate in scientific surveys on smaller commercial vessels, as well as on DTU own scientific vessels.

Our expectations of you
We are looking for people who:

  • Have a keen interest in fisheries science and marine biology
  • Are meticulous and organised

Speaking Danish is not a pre-requisite. Priority will be given to students with prior experience with electronic monitoring, sailing experience, or who have previously worked in a laboratory.

What we offer in return
At DTU; you will be part of one of Europe’s leading research and educational institutions. You enter an organization that aims to develop knowledge at an international level. You can look forward to a challenging and developing workplace with high professionalism. Of course, we make sure that you get the necessary sparring and competence development at the same time

Salary and appointment terms
Wage and employment conditions will be based on the collective agreement with the Commercial and Clerical employees in Denmark (HK) / laboratory technicians.

Working hours are on average 12-16 hours per week and can be organized flexibly in relation to holidays, exams, etc. Starting date is as soon as possible according to mutual agreement). The employment runs as long as you are an active student.

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Friday 17 September 2021. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and documentation for study activity. In the application, we would like to hear a little about you, your competencies and why you are applying for the position.

Please also indicate when you expect to be done with your Bachelor/Master thesis.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Gildas Glemarec,, Stina Hansen, or Anne-Mette Kroner,

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All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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