Postdoc position in Germany ~

6 de octubre de 2011

Postdoc position in Germany

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB, is the principal German research centre for limnological and inland fisheries biological
research. It unites hydrologists, chemists, microbiologists, fish ecologists, fisheries biologists, theoretical biologists and social scientists to study freshwater ecology and inland
fisheries from a holistic systems perspective. IGB is member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. ( and the Leibniz-Association ( The FVB manages 8 large research institutes in Berlin that have close links to all three universities in the German capital. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets. Work by IGB combines basic and applied research as a basis for sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems and inland fisheries including aquaculture and recreational fisheries.

The Inland Fisheries Management Laboratory at Humboldt-University of Berlin (Germany) and the Inter- and Transdisciplinary Young Investigator Group Besatzfisch (Stocked Fish Project) (, see also in the Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes at IGB invite applications for a
two-year position (starting date January, 1, 2012) as:

PostDoc/Scientist − Modelling Fisheries as Coupled Social-Ecological System

Topic: Developing integrative, process-based simulation models of human-nature interactions exemplified by German recreational fisheries. Models shall focus on analysing the social, economic and biological impacts of freshwater fish stocking in the face of heterogeneous anglers exploiting spatially structured freshwater fisheries governed by varying institutional settings. The management strategy evaluation framework shall be used to evaluate the implications of key uncertainties associated with the implementation of different management tools and to study resulting trade-offs in terms of socio-economic and biological outcomes.

* PhD in natural resource modelling, mathematical biology, economics, quantitative environmental sociology or related fields, preferably with a focus on fisheries
* Strong quantitative skills (model-building and statistics, key programming languages)
* Good academic record in terms of publications
* Ability and motivation to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team of social and natural scientists
* Very good working knowledge of English
* Familiarity with recreational fishing and German language are benefits

Salary is paid according to the TVöD and includes health insurance (gross salary up to 50.000 € depending on age and qualifications). In keeping with the IGB's policy regarding gender equality, female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled people with identical qualifications will be favoured. Please send your application materials (brief motivation letter of 2-4 pages with an outline of past and future research topics in light of the above-mentioned topical framework, CV, list of publications, three most important papers, scans
of certificates, names and email of three referees) in one combined PDF electronically not later than October, 30, 2011 to (Prof. Dr.
Robert Arlinghaus, also to be used to address questions related to the job).

Complete contact details are:
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,

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