Senior Scientist Tenure Position

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“Compound specific hydrogen isotopes a new tool for reconstructing paleo sea surfacesalinities”

Successful candidates need to have a broad knowledge of inorganic geochemistry, and given the existing equipment pool, co-develop new methodologies. He/she should be experienced in deciphering paleoclimatological/environmental and geochemical conditions from sediment and rock records. NIOZ wishes to stimulate research directed towards societal questions regarding effects and consequences of increasing atmospheric CO2 and ocean acidification as well as towards siliciclastic sediment records, e.g. isotopic changes relating burial history to hinterland transport processes during climate change.

Experience in ocean going research cruises is an advantage. Candidates should also have a significant marine research funding track record and should be open to taking part in PR and Outreach activities, besides developing contacts with Dutch universities. NIOZ stimulates Marine Research in the Netherlands in general and NIOZ staff is invited to participate in teaching activities at all levels.

For further information on the department or the position, please contact Dr. Jens Greinert (head of department) via email or phone +31 222 369 397. More information about the institute can be found on

Applications should include a CV with a publication and acquired-funding list, names of three possible referees, as well as a research plan highlighting possible links within the GEO department, to NIOZ and other national and international partners. Applications should be sent to Jolanda Evers of the HR department via email or mail (Jolanda Evers, Royal NIOZ, PO Box 59, 1790 AB Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands).

We offer a senior scientist tenure position, 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 Centers. Cost of relocation and help with housing is provided by NIOZ.

Please quote the vacancy number 2012-010 in your application.

Closing date: Applications can be submitted until April 5th 2012 with interviews being held either two or four weeks later. Vacancy number 2012-010

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