Provision of scientific stock assessments for the Victorian rock lobster and giant crab fisheries




Tender 151130160

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Fisheries Victoria


of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, seeks to engage the services of a suitably qualified and experienced provider to deliver annual scientific assessments of the Victorian rock lobster and giant crab fisheries.

The rock lobster and giant crab fisheries are managed under a Quota Management System, which allocates annual catch allowances to licence holders. The annual allocation is determined through the results of stock assessments and application of harvest strategies as described in the management plans for each fishery.

The Service Provider will undertake the annual stock assessments for both fisheries and will be involved in disseminating the results to government, commercial fishing industry and other relevant stakeholders in the form of written reports, presentations and participation in meetings.



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Closes on Wed, 13 Apr 2016 2:00 PM AEST Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Ecosystem assessment Officer

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The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, ETC/BD1,

one of the six topic centres of the European Environment Agency (EEA)2,

is seeking an Ecosystem assessment Officer for its office in Paris


Job description


To assist the ETC-BD’s work in providing expertise to the EEA in the area of biodiversity and ecosystems assessments.




The EEA Multi Annual Work Programme 2014-2018 includes an objective on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Forests in order to support and inform European policy development and implementation in this area by means of data, information/indicators and assessments.


The European Biodiversity policy scene up to 2020 is framed by the EU Biodiversity Strategy (Commission Communication: Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020). This strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020 is in line with global commitments made in Nagoya in October 2010, in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its set of twenty global targets.


The EU Strategy contains six targets, and 20 actions. Among them, the target 2 aims to “maintain and restore ecosystems and their services” and the target 3 to “increase the contribution of agriculture and forestry to maintaining and enhancing biodiversity”.


Function and duties

Help the ETC/BD in fulfilling its contribution to the projects and activities identified in its annual work programme, in particular:

  • Support the expertise of the ETC/BD in the area of ecosystems and biodiversity assessments;
  • Contribute to the assessments of ecosystems and their services, and related processes under the target 2 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and actions supporting knowledge seeking, such as indicators and other relevant data sets;
  • Support the expertise of the ETC/BD in the domain of remote sensing datasets with a biodiversity user perspective;
  • Participate in relevant meetings and working groups and make presentations when relevant;
  • Prepare draft technical papers, reports and other working documents on the above subject



Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle – 57, rue Cuvier – C.P. 41 – 75231 Paris Cedex France Tel: + 33 (0) 1 40 79 38 70 – Email: – URL:

The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) is a consortium of thirteen organisations under a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Environment Agency for the period 2014-2018





Education certificates and diplomas:

  • Completed university studies of at least five years attested by a diploma in ecology, agronomy, forestry or a related subject.


Range of professional experience and skills:

  • Good knowledge of ecosystems (composition, functionality,…) and of the influence of sectoral policies on related biodiversity. A knowledge of agricultural and forests ecosystems would be an asset;
  • Good knowledge of data handling and analysis including experience with e.g. statistical packages, relational databases, spreadsheets and GIS tools and knowledge of remote sensing data;
  • Experience with documenting and peer-reviewing processes and publishing scientifically sound assessment reports;
  • Professional experience in working on interfaces between ecosystems and biodiversity within a governmental, non-governmental or international organization;
  • Good technical and scientific writing skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written) is essential; other EU languages, particularly French, would be an asset.


Candidates applying must satisfy the following general requirements on the closing date for the submission of applications:

  • Citizenship of one of the Member States of the European Union, of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or of Switzerland;
  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by law concerning military service.


Application procedure:

lnterested candidates should apply by sending a letter of motivation and a CV3 in English to: with the subject line “Ecosystem assessment Officer”.


Closing date for application: 18 April 2016, at 12.00 (Central European Time)


Contractual conditions:

  • The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Duration Contract by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, MNHN (, as organisation leading the ETC/BD consortium;
  • The duration of the contract will be for an initial period of one year; this initial period may be extended up to 31.12.2018;
  • The salary is commensurable with the experience of the successful candidat The place of work will be at the MNHN in Paris.
  • Position starts on 1st July 2016


Chef de projet Évaluation des écosystèmes

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Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle – 57, rue Cuvier – C.P. 41 – 75231 Paris Cedex France

Chef de projet Évaluation des écosystèmes

European Environment Agency

European Topic Centre on

Biological Diversity


Le Centre Thématique Européen sur la Diversité Biologique, CTE/DB1,

un des six centres thématiques de l’Agence Européenne de l’Environnement (AEE)2,

recherche un chef de projet Évaluation des écosystèmes


Tel: + 33 (0) 1 40 79 38 70 – Email: – URL:




Descriptif du poste

Assister le CTE/DB dans ses activités d’expertise d’évaluation de la biodiversité et des écosystèmes en support à I’AEE. The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) is a consortium of thirteen organisations under a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Environment Agency for the period 2014-2018



Le programme multi-annuel de I’AEE 2014-2018 comprend un objectif relatif à la biodiversité, aux écosystèmes, à l’agriculture et à la forêt destiné à informer et à soutenir le développement et la mise en oeuvre des politiques européennes dans ces domaines, à l’aide de données, d’indicateurs et d’évaluations.



La politique européenne en matière de biodiversité s’appuie sur la Stratégie pour la biodiversité de I’UE (Communication de la Commission : La biodiversité, notre assurance-vie et notre capital nature : stratégie de I’UE à l’horizon 2020). Cette stratégie pour stopper la perte de biodiversité et des services écosystémiques dans I’UE d’ici 2020 est en phase avec les engagements mondiaux, avec 20 objectifs, pris à Nagoya en Octobre 2010 par la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique.

La Stratégie UE comprend six objectifs et 20 actions. Parmi eux, l’objectif 2 vise à «préserver et rétablir les écosystèmes et leurs services » et l’objectif 3 à « renforcer la contribution de l’agriculture et de la foresterie au maintien et à l’amélioration de la biodiversité ».



Contribuer au développement de différents projets et d’activités identifiés dans le programme de travail du CTE/DB. Il s’agira en particulier de :

  •  fournir une expertise dans le domaine de l’évaluation des écosystèmes et de la biodiversité ;
  • contribuer à l’évaluation des écosystèmes et des services qu’ils peuvent fournir, en lien avec
  • l’objectif 2 de la stratégie UE Biodiversité à l’aide d’indicateurs et autres jeux de données ;
  • fournir une expertise dans le domaine de données de télédétection en tant qu’utilisateur dans le domaine de la biodiversité ;
  • participer à des réunions, groupes de travail, faire des présentations si nécessaire, préparer des documents de travail et des rapports techniques sur les sujets sus mentionnés.


Conditions d’éligibilité


  • Études universitaires complètes d’au moins cinq ans, certifiées par un diplôme en écologie, agronomie, foresterie ou sujet proche.

Expérience professionnelle et compétences

  •  Bonnes connaissances des écosystèmes (caractéristiques, fonctionnalité,…) et de l’impact des politiques sectorielles sur la biodiversité. Une connaissance des écosystèmes agricoles et forestiers serait en plus ;
  • Bonne connaissance en termes d’analyse de données, d’outils statistiques et SIG ainsi que des données de télédétection ;
  • Expérience dans la production de rapports d’évaluation basés sur des publications techniques et scientifiques ;
  • Expérience professionnelle dans des institutions gouvernementales, des organisations non
  • gouvernementales ou internationales ;
  • Bonnes capacité de rédaction scientifique et technique en anglais ;
  • Une excellente connaissance de l’anglais (parlé et écrit) est essentielle (la langue de travail est principalement l’anglais) ;
  • d’autres langues européennes, en particulier le français serait un plus.


Les candidats doivent satisfaire les conditions générales suivantes à la date limite de soumission des candidatures :

  •  Posséder la nationalité de l’un des Etats membres de l’Union Européenne, de l’Espace économique européen (Islande, Liechtenstein et Norvège) ou de la Suisse ;
  • Jouir de tous ses droits civiques ;
  • Être libéré des obligations militaires.



Procédure d’application

Les candidats intéressés doivent envoyer une lettre de motivation et un CV3 en anglais à :

3 Non obligatoire mais nous recommandons le format européen: avec l’intitulé suivant “Chef de projet Évaluation des écosystèmes”.


Date de clôture : 18 avril 2016 à 12:00 (Heure d’Europe centrale)


Conditions contractuelles

  •  Le candidat retenu se verra offrir un contrat de travail à durée déterminée par le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle ( en sa qualité de coordinateur du consortium du Centre Thématique Européen sur la Diversité Biologique ;
  • La durée initiale du contrat est d’un an avec une extension possible jusqu’au 31 décembre 2018 ;
  • Le salaire sera fixé en fonction de l’expérience du candidat retenu ;
  • Le lieu de travail est au MNHN à Paris ;
  • Date de début souhaitée : 1er juillet 2016.


Postdoctoral Fellow in population biology and modelling at The Norwegian College of Fishery Science


REF. NO 2016/2349

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science [1] (NCFS), UiT The Arctic
University of Norway has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant
in population biology and modelling. The position is attached to the
research group BRIDGE.

The position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is a fixed term position
for a period of four years. The main objective of the appointment as a
post-doctoral research fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic
position. No one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period as
a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science [1] (NCFS) undertakes research
and research-based teaching of high national and international quality
in an interdisciplinary environment. Research activity is provisionally
organized into the groups of: Living Marine Resources, Sea Food Science,
Fish Health, Marine Drug Discovery, Resource Management, Marine
Management and Resource Economics.

BRIDGE [2] (Researchgroup of Fisheries management, harvest technology
and biology) carries out research within the following main areas:
fisheries management, fisheries biology, marine ecology and harvest
technology. The goal of BRIDGE is to provide education and research of
high quality in order to advance the level of knowledge in areas that
are important for fisheries management. BRIDGE comprises long experience
with carrying out research and education tasks in a highly
interdisciplinary field. The research group engages in extensive
internal cooperation with other research groups at the faculty and at
the UiT as well as in international cooperation (notably through
participation in several EU research projects).

For further information, please contact: Professor Michaela Aschan,
michaela.aschan, phone number: +47 99 26 14 58, Associate
Professor Raul Primicerio, raul.primicerio, phone number: +47 45
22 09 28 or Adviser Hanne Risan Johnsen, hanne.r.johnsen, phone
number: +47 97 08 34 95.


The Post. Doc. will work on the ClimeFish project providing relevant
biological input to fisheries and aquaculture management. ClimeFish will
support sustainable fisheries, enable an increase in European
aquaculture production, facilitate employment and regional development
in the sectors, and develop forecasting and management tools for
adapting to climate change all in co-creation with stakeholders.
ClimeFish will address marine fisheries, aquaculture as well as lake and
pond production. For more information visit

The successful candidate will work on structured population models of
aquatic species that will be applied primarily in lake and aquaculture
production and will feed in to associated decision support.


For appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow, the applicant requires Norwegian
doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign
doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree
in fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, marine ecology, population
ecology or ecological modelling and experience in advanced population
modelling. Strong background in ecological theory is an asset. Field
experience from aquatic systems is an advantage.

When applying for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, the applicant
shall submit a project proposal for the qualifying work. This proposal
shall include a progress plan. It is required that the applicant will be
able to complete the project during the period of appointment.

Emphasis is attached to personal suitability


Applicant must have a good command of English, both written and verbal.



Foreign applicants must provide documentation that they have the
required proficiency in English, i.e. English language skills that is
equal to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification. This can be
documented by:

* Certified English tests:

* University of Cambridge exams: _Certificate in Advanced English_ or
_Certificate of Proficiency in English_
* TOEFL-test with a score above 580 points, data based test 213 points
or internet based test 85 points.
* IELTS-test scores above 6.5 points

* Providing documentation that the Master’s degree was completed
with English as language of instruction and have written their
Master’s thesis in English.
* Other exceptions that are in accordance with NOKUTs guidelines for
language requirement The GSU-list [4] including that applicants from the
EU/ EEA which can document that they have had English as their first
foreign language in primary/secondary school for at least 7 years.


The working hours shall be utilised for research, research-related
activities and research administration.

The position may include teaching or equivalent duties for UiT of (up
to) a 25 % position

The successful applicant must be willing to engage himself/herself in
the ongoing development of his/her discipline and the university as a

THE REMUNERATION for this position is in accordance with the State
salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the
Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted


The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The applicants
who are assessed as the best qualified will be called to an interview.
The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s
personal suitability for the position. A trial lecture may also be held.



UiT The Arctic University of Norway wishes to increase the proportion of
females in research positions. In the event that two or more applicants
are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will
be given priority.

THE APPLICATION – submitted electronically in [5] and
must include:

* letter of application
* CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised
professional training and professional work)
* certified diplomas and verified documentation
* proposed project for qualifying work
* form for documentation of teaching qualifications

* list of works and description of these The list of works shall
contain the following information:

* author(s), the work’s title
* for articles: the journal’s name and volume, the first and last
page of the article, year of publication
* for publications: publisher, printer, year of publication, number of

* documentation of English language proficiency


WORKS- The applicant have to attach the published or unpublished work
he/she wish the Committee be take into consideration during the
assessment process.

In addition, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her
scientific production stating which works he/she considers the most
important and shall therefore be the main emphasis of the assessment. A
brief description of the other listed works shall also be included to
demonstrate depth of production. These descriptions shall be an
attachment to the application.


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Applicants shall also refer to the Supplementary regulations for
appointment to postdoktor (Postdoctoral Research Rellow), stipendiat
(PhD) and vitenskapelig assistent (Research Assistant) positions at UiT
The Arctic University of Norway and to the Regulations concerning terms
and conditions of employment for posts of postdoktor (Postdoctoral
Research Fellow), stipendiat (PhD), vitenskapelig assistent (Research
Assistant) and spesialistkandidat (Resident).

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such
as the physical state of the place of employment, health service,
possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. may be directed
to the telephone reference in this announcement.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that
emphasize diversity, and therefore encourages qualified applicants to
apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is an IW (Inclusive Workplace)
enterprise, and will therefore emphasize making the necessary
adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced
functional ability.

Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in
accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the
Personal Data Act). In accordance with Section 25 subsection 2 of the
Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be
registered on the public list of applicants. However, the University may
nevertheless decide that the name of the applicant will be made public.
The applicant will receive advance notification in the event of such

_In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version
of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence._

Postdoctoral position in quantitative ecology

Postdoctoral position in quantitative ecology The University of Bordeaux is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with a modelling background in community or ecosystem ecology, to work on species interactions and ecosystem dynamics.

The postdoc will join the Integrative and Theoretical Ecology chair of the Labex COTE (, and will interact with Dr. Frédéric Barraquand and other members of the ITE chair. We work on collaborative research projects with partners from French research institutes (CNRS, INRA, IRSTEA, IFREMER), as well as internationally, on both ecological interactions and cross-ecosystem flows. Some of our studies focus on areas of special interest to the Labex COTE, the Gironde estuary and the Arcachon bay area.
Research in the chair ranges from general theory to applied modelling. Current projects include fitting stochastic models to community-level time series to infer interaction strengths, predicting the responses of estuarine food webs to anthropogenic disturbances, ecological theory on the effects of material or biological subsidies and forest-stream linkages (e.g., decomposition processes). The candidate could develop his/her own research question in a related direction. If relevant, there will be opportunities to connect with social sciences through collaborations with ecological economists.
We are looking for a researcher with a strong modelling skillset, able to work in a team. A good knowledge of population dynamics and food web models is essential, as well as proficiency with Matlab or R. A solid background in either statistics or ecosystem ecology is a plus. Familiarity with Linux and compiled programming languages (e.g., C, Fortran) would be desirable.
The position is funded for two years by the Labex COTE. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and name and contact information of three references to: manager-labexcote by April 1, 2016.
For additional information on the research project, contact frederic.barraquand
For additional information regarding the application procedure and employment conditions,
contact manager-labexcote

PhD Position in Land Surface Modeling, Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO),Department of

Forest and Climate is seeking a PhD candidate to participate in a research project that aims to better understand the role of boreal forest management in the mitigation of climate change. He or she will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to monitor forest management processes that affect the exchange of matter and energy between the surface and atmosphere, and to improve their representation in land surface models employed in climate research. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program at the University in Oslo (UiO) Department of Geosciences. The position-holder will help execute research on the links between forest management and forest structure and on the physical processes and mechanisms influencing climate at multiple scales. He or she will contribute to the development of routines for integrating Norwegian forest management into the Community Land Model (CLM) – the land surface model employed in parallel research projects and in the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM). Central to his/her responsibilities will be to map historical and present day distributions of forest cover and structure in Fennoscandinavia in formats and resolutions compatible with CLM using information obtained from remote sensing and national forest inventory systems. He or she will participate in the design and implementation of regional climate modeling simulations, in the analyses of their outcomes, and in the evaluation of the performance of the novel forest management scheme developed in the project (as implemented in CLM). The announcement of the position is posted at: <Ryan.Bright Frode Stordal, UiO <frode.stordal Sincerely, Frode Stordal