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Scientist working on the "structural development of German coastal fisheries" (f/m/d)

The Thuenen-Institute of Sea Fisheries of the Johann Heinrich von Thuenen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, is offering a full-time position for the next possible date for a

Scientist working on the “structural development of German coastal fisheries” (f/m/d).

The Institute of Sea Fisheries conducts research on ecological and economic issues of fisheries. The advertised field of activity belongs to the research unit “Economic Analysis” (see "Research Profile of the Thuenen Institute of Sea Fisheries",

The newly created position is to

- analyse the development of economic structures in German coastal fisheries,

- estimate and evaluate future structural developments (also in terms of regional added value),

- develop political options for action and evaluate their potential influence on future structural development of German
  coastal fisheries.

This requires an interdisciplinary, integrative approach that incorporates the competences of different disciplines of the Thuenen Fisheries Institutes in Bremerhaven and Rostock as well as the socio-economic Thuenen-Institutes in Braunschweig.

Small scale coastal fisheries are a form of fishing that creates identity for entire coastal regions, whose future is threatened by numerous developments: Declining productivity of important fish stocks due to climate change; loss of fishing grounds due to the construction of offshore wind turbines; designation of large marine protected areas; stricter legal requirements for the operation of the often over-aged German coastal fishing vessels. The newly created position is intended to analyse policy options to steer structural developments in socially desirable directions, to open up good future prospects for coastal fishing and to increase its (direct and indirect) contribution to regional value creation.

We are looking for a personality who can contribute his or her ideas and skills to the development of this field of activity and who will take over the Institute's policy advice tasks in this area.


  • Investigation of the importance of coastal fisheries for the regions
  • Analyses of the structural changes and the underlying causes in coastal fisheries
  • Analyses of the economic profitability and the investment process
  • Analyses of internal and sectoral adaptation possibilities for small scale fishing companies
  • Development of individual and regional strategies, impact assessment
  • Analyses of political options for action
  • Preparation of decision support for policy makers
  • Presentation and publication of results for the scientific community and interested public
  • Initiation and management of research projects

Professional requirements:

  • Very good university degree (Univ.-Dipl./Master)
  • D. desired
  • Several years of professional experience in the implementation of research projects, if possible with reference to socio-economic issues
  • Knowledge in the economic evaluation of production systems and policy impact assessment
  • Knowledge of fisheries and fisheries policy desirable
  • Experience in political consulting and interdisciplinary work desired
  • Experience in international cooperation desired

Personal requirements:

  • Ability and interest to build up one's own research within the scope of the task
  • Ability to cope with and analyse complex research questions
  • Goal-oriented working style, independent working method, high degree of personal initiative
  • Critical judgment
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and comprehensibly for different target groups
  • Ability and willingness to lead and work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Willingness to travel for several days
  • Very good written and spoken German and English language skills

We offer you integration into a dynamic, interdisciplinary fisheries research institute and proximity to current policy-relevant discussions, which are also of great interest to the public. You will be given a high degree of personal freedom and can take advantage of a wide range of further training opportunities. We offer a family-friendly working environment.

The employment relationship is based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD). The payment of the remuneration is made when the personal and collective bargaining conditions are fulfilled up to remuneration group 14 TVöD. Part-time employment may be negotiated.

The Thuenen Institute promotes the professional equality of women and men and therefore expressly welcomes applications from women.

The Thuenen Institute is committed to inclusion. Applications from people with severe disabilities are therefore expressly welcome. These will be taken into special consideration in the selection process.

For further questions please contact Dr. Gerd Kraus (Tel. 0471 94460-100; or Dr. Ralf Döring (Tel. +49 471 94460-378;

Written applications with a tabular CV, description of education and professional career as well as copies of certificates, if possible in a PDF file, are requested by 07 September 2020 under the code "2020-161-SF" to


Thuenen Institute of Sea Fisheries


Herwigstr. 31, 27572 Bremerhaven

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