Senior Stock Assessment Scientist

Wageningen University & Research
September 06 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are looking for an experienced stock assessment scientist who can actively contribute to management advice on sustainable fisheries operating on an economically viable basis in balance with the marine ecosystem. Wageningen Marine Research carries out applied research on this societal issue and in doing so, works closely with policy makers, the fishing industry, and other stakeholders. How can we deal with interspecies dynamics in the context of achieving maximum sustainable yield? What is needed for a more ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management? What could fisheries management advice look like in the context of socio-ecological interactions? We are looking for a senior fisheries scientist who wants to take up these challenges and is keen on playing a pivotal role in our stock assessment team. As an informal leader you will take the lead in scientific discussions within our institute on these subjects and will take responsibility for the quality of the work and publications of the fisheries assessment team. You will actively participate in international discussions on stock assessment and advice and will work closely with European and other international marine science institutes in order to formulate research proposals. You will develop a research strategy to keep Wageningen Marine Research on the forefront of fisheries and ecosystem assessment methodologies and marine governance. You will actively combine the expertise of our assessment team with expertise found elsewhere within our institute and from this, go beyond traditional assessment work.

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