Senior scientist in Marine Ecosystem Research

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Job description:

Applicants are expected to develop a new research line in the field of marine ecology and biogeochemistry, in an area that complements ongoing research within the department and which strengthens the departments ocean-going research activities. Research should focus on food webs and/or biogeochemical cycling in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on the impacts of global change (climate change, ocean acidification, coastal hypoxia). The candidate will participate in national and international research projects, and supervise graduate students and post docs. The NIOZ is an independent research institute, and so, the candidate is free from teaching obligations.


We are looking for a leading international scientist, with an excellent track record, and a PhD in the earth sciences (biology, biogeochemistry, chemistry, oceanography). The candidate has already developed her/his own line of research, is internationally visible, and has proven successful in acquiring external funding.

We offer

A fulltime position as a senior scientist. The initial appointment will be for a period of 2 years.A full-time appointment will be offered, subject to satisfactory performance. We offer a pension scheme, a yearly 8% vacation allowance, year-end bonus and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement for Research Institutes.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with full personal and career details, a list of publications, a short summary of previous research achievements and acquired external funds, and a brief exposition of research plans (1 page) to the Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology (CEME), P.O. Box 140, 4400 AC, Yerseke, The Netherlands, or preferably by e-mail ( before 1 January 2012. Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

Procedure and further information:

To document and advance our understanding of marine ecosystems in a changing world.
Vacancy number: 2011-058

Publication date: 17 November 2011.The closing date for applications is 31 December 2011. Selection will start immediately.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions related to this position can be addressed to Prof. K. Soetaert (

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