Postdoctoral researcher (3 yrs) Circulation in the South West Indian Ocean

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Project description:

This project aims at determination of the circulation through the Mozambique Channel and in the East Madagascar Current, the long-term temporal and spatial structure, and its hydrographical properties. Our observations near Madagascar already started in 2000 and are still ongoing. The project is jointly funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and NIOZ. INATEX is carried out in cooperation with the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research of Utrecht University (IMAU).

The postdoctoral researcher will take part in research cruises to recover and re-deploy the current meter arrays near Madagascar. He/she will be responsible for the data processing and for the scientific analysis.

Requirements: We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Physical Oceanography, Physics, Civil Engineering, or a comparable subject or a related physical subject. Experience with sea-going research is beneficial.

Further information: About the position can be obtained from: Dr. Hendrik van Aken, e-mail, phone: +31-222369416 or Prof. Dr. Herman Ridderinkhof, e-mail, phone +31-222369423

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We offer: A fulltime Postdoctoral position for 3 years, a pension scheme, a yearly 8% vacation allowance, year end bonus and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Research Centres. Cost of relocation and help with housing is provided by NIOZ.

Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter with motivation for this project, CV, names and email addresses of two referees, to the Human Resource Department attended to Ms. Jolanda Evers, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, P.O. Box 59, 1790 AB Den Burg, the Netherlands, or preferably per e-mail to:

Please quote the vacancy number 2011-063 in your application.

Closing date: Applications can be submitted until January 15th 2012, or until a qualified candidate is identified.

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