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Post doc in Fisheries Science - Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, in Berlin, Germany, is looking for a PostDoc in Fisheries Science. The topic can be freely chosen by the candidate from one of the following subjects:
  • Simulation Modelling: Studying spatial fish-angler-interactions using a management strategy evaluation framework that accounts for uncertainties and trade-offs in the context of stocking.
  • Economics: Design, execution and analysis of a discrete choice experiment with anglers to study willingness-to-pay and preferences for fish stocking-related attributes using a survey.
  • Quantitative literature reviews: Applying meta-analytical tools to recreational fisheries.
  • Stock assessment: Using mark-recapture models to study population dynamics of exploited freshwater fish stocks in small angling club stillwaters.
  • Fish stocking research: anything else that might be of interest to our group in the context of the Besatzfisch project in German recreational fisheries.
  • Behavioural ecology: movement ecology using high resolution 3-D fish telemetry data collected over multiple years in a natural lake.
  • Experimental evolution: studying phenotypic changes to size-selectively exploited zebrafish in the lab. 
Requirements
  • Doctoral degree in the field of interest, preferably with a focus on fisheries
  • Strong quantitative skills in statistics and/or modelling
  • Academic record in terms of publications
  • Ability and motivation to work in an interdisciplinary team and to supervise students
  • Very good working knowledge of English
  • Familiarity with recreational fishing and German language are benefits 
Salary & Application Salary is paid according to the TVöD and includes health insurance (gross salary up to 50.000 € depending on age and qualifications). Please send your application materials (brief motivation letter, a separate 2-4 page research plan related to your chosen topic from the list above, CV, list of publications, up to 3 papers, names and email of 3 referees) in one combined PDF electronically no later than March, 23, 2012 to Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus, also to address any questions prior to applying).  Contact Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus, Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany