Scientist (tenure track position) in biogeomorphological modelling at Royal NIOZ-Yerseke, The Netherlands

Scientist (tenure track position) in biogeomorphological modelling

The department of Estuarine and Delta Systems (EDS, Royal NIOZ-Yerseke, department chair: Prof. dr. Klaas Timmermans) is looking for a highly motivated scientist with a PhD degree in physics and/or ecology and/or biology for a tenure track position in biogeomorphological modelling.


VACANCY ID: 2016–32

CLOSING DATE: July 2nd, 2016


As a member of our science team in Yerseke your research will include the interplay of organisms with the processes of sedimentation, erosion and deposition, and particle transport, in direct relation to conditions of sea level change. Your research will link to experimental ecology, and physical and ecological modeling performed in the EDS department.


The candidate we would like to meet with is an excellent and highly motivated scientist with a PhD degree in physics and/or ecology and/or biology. He or she has a keen interest in physical and biological adaptation to sea level change.

He or she has extensive experience in the development and analysis of biogeomorphological models, and combines these with physical measurements and experiments to study biogeomorphological dynamics in “real-world ecosystems”.

The perfect candidate is keen to interact with PhD’s, undergraduate students and technicians. He or she will interact with scientists from the EDS department and other NIOZ departments and create opportunities for joint research projects. The candidate we are looking for is expected to acquire external funding both from national and European funding agencies to support her/his research programme.


We offer a tenure track position for 5 years. At the end of a successful tenure track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered up to the level of senior scientist. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is far above average, proven skills in acquiring funding, and the creation of an international network.

We offer a pension scheme, a health insurance allowance, a yearly 8% vacation allowance, year-end bonus and flexible employment conditions. Our labour policies are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Research Centers (WVOI). The Royal NIOZ will provide cost of relocation and help with housing.

Additional information on job details: Prof. dr. K.R. Timmermans (department head). For additional information about the procedure, please contact Jolanda Evers or Sigrid Moerbeek, senior HR advisors.

Interviews will take place on July 19, 20 or 21, 2016 .

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