Early Stage Researcher (ESR)

Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB, is the largest freshwater ecology and inland fisheries research institute in Germany. It is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. IGB has close links to all three universities in Berlin and currently hosts about 50 doctoral students from approximately 15 different nations. Within the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) IMPRESS (Improved production strategies for endangered freshwater species, www.impress-itn.ed) the Research Group on Inland Fisheries led by Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus ( in the Department Biology and Ecology of Fishes of IGB is seeking a highly motivated and talented

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) – PhD student

Cultural ecosystem services, values and cost-benefits of restoration of endangered diadromous fishes (salmon, eel, sturgeon) in Europe

This is position 8 of IMPRESS to be filled as soon as possible in 2015 for three years.

IMPRESS ( aims at developing new technologies for improved production, management and conservation of threatened diadromous fish species. IMPRESS is set up as intersectoral network of 15 ESR hosted by 9 different hosts in EU covering molecular biology, physiology, and aquaculture technology, as well as human dimensions of biodiversity conservation. The candidate shall study the social and cultural (i.e., the economic) values and the costs and benefits of ongoing restoration and reintroduction programs in selected case studies on Atlantic salmon, European eel and European sturgeons in three countries (Germany, France, Norway), using quantitative human dimension survey methods. More details on the topic, the ITN network, the location, the team of supervisors and their groups, the expected mobility, salary and general eligibility criteria can be found in a long version of this job advertisement posted at

Key qualifications and skills include (see for full list)

  • M.Sc. in environmental economics, human dimension of fisheries or a related field
  • Knowledge of quantitative survey design and economic and psychological theory
  • Very good skills in multivariate statistics
  • Ability and motivation to work independently and collaboratively and be mobile in the EU
  • Car driving license
  • Excellent working knowledge in English, at minimum reading knowledge of German
  • According to EU regulations candidates cannot have resided for more than 12 months during the previous 3 years in the prospective host country.

In keeping with the IGB’s equality policy, female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. People with disabilities with identical qualifications will be favoured. Please send your fully developed application materials as detailed at no later than August, 15, 2015 to (Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus). For questions on the position please also approach Robert Arlinghaus.

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries,
Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes,
Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus,
Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany


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