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Aquatic ecologist with experience in agent based modelling (Denmark, Copenhagen area)

We experience increasing interest in our services related to agent based modeling. Therefore our Ecology and Environment Department is seeking an enthusiastic and talented colleague with a background in aquatic ecology and ecological modelling to strengthen our competencies in agent based modeling. The position is based in our office in Hørsholm, Denmark.

We undertake consultancy and research projects applying and developing agent based models for a variety of questions. This involves the assessment of noise impacts on marine mammals and fish; impacts of oil spills on seabirds and marine mammals and the modelling of spreading of pathogenic organisms and dispersants from fish farms and dispersants from oil and gas platforms. Our customers include a mixture of private corporations (renewable energy, oil/gas, engineering consultants) and public bodies such as environment agencies and other government institutions. We also carry out a significant number of research projects funded by national and European entities. Through our global network of offices, we experience a high interest in bringing these benefits further afield. We are looking for a person who has the right skills and desires to solve these tasks in collaboration with a team of talented colleagues.

Responsibilities and challenges

We are looking for a person who can develop our capacity within agent based modeling to the next level. Specifically the areas of responsibility will include:

  • Driving ABM development including integration and implementation into DHI’s MIKE software for numerical modeling

  • Undertake a combination of research projects and consultancy tasks with frequent client contact

  • Knowledge sharing across DHI units in Denmark and abroad to further develop DHI’s expertise within ABM

Our ideal candidate has:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in aquatic science and technology, marine biology or similar
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the field of ecological modeling of aquatic environments
  • Experience with agent based modeling within aquatic ecology, particularly integrating ABM, classical water quality modelling, hydro-dynamics and habitat modelling
  • Experience in application, development and design of ecological modelling systems within computational biology, process modelling and 3-D hydro-dynamics

  • Preferably knowledge of DHI’s MIKE software

  • Strong programming skills

  • Experience in project management

  • Ability and interest in working on consultancy projects with client contact and short deadlines

  • Ability to train and mentor colleagues

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Danish

We offer

What we can offer you, is a versatile and challenging job. You will be part of consulting projects as well as research and development projects with professional and dedicated colleagues in an international environment - yet informal, flexible and with high spirits. Some travel activity must be anticipated, including travels to DHI’s subsidiaries.

Expected start date

As soon as possible.

Information and application
For further information, please contact Mikael Kamp Sørensen, Head of Department (Tel. +45 2711 4175 / [email protected]) or Anne Lise Middelboe, R&D Programme Manager ([email protected] / +45 4516 9509).

Please submit your application including CV via the relevant job posting on DHI’s website ( no later than 18 March 2016. Applications will be evaluated as they are submitted.


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