Postdoctoral researcher The future of the Wadden Sea sediment fluxes: still keeping pace with sea level rise? (2,5 yrs)

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Project description:

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the new project “The future of the Wadden Sea sediment fluxes: still keeping pace with sea level rise? (PACE)” The project is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). This project aims at understanding, quantifying and predicting the processes driving sediment transport in the Wadden Sea and its susceptibility to climate change, using coastal ocean numerical models. The focus area is the Marsdiep-Vlie-Terschelling system, for which both the GETM/GOTM model and Delft3D will be used, in close collaboration with Deltares. The post-doctoral researcher will also take part in the effort by the German partners (IOW Warnemünde) to set up a comprehensive model for the entire Wadden Sea.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person with a PhD degree in Physical Oceanography, Civil Engineering, Physics, preferably with experience in coastal hydrodynamics and numerical modelling.

Further information:

about the position can be obtained from Dr. Theo Gerkema, e-mail, phone: +31-222369426 or Dr. Gerben de Boer, e-mail tel. +31-883358534 More information about NIOZ and our current projects can be found on our website: for Deltares, see

We offer:

a fulltime Postdoctoral position for 2,5 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.


Applicants should sent a cover letter with motivation for this project, CV, the name and email address of two referees, to the Human Resources 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 in your application.

Closing date: Applications can be submitted until December 1st 2011, or until a qualified candidate is identified. Vacancy number 2011-052

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