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PhD position: Will you help us find out if Saharan dust can fertilise the Mediterranean Sea?

This vacancy is the result of the collaboration between Utrecht University and NIOZ. The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS) at NIOZ (Texel) is looking for a …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Landsdiep, Den Hoorn, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

This vacancy is the result of the collaboration between Utrecht University and NIOZ. The Department of Ocean Systems (OCS) at NIOZ (Texel) is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate holding a master degree in Geology/Earth Sciences, Biology, Environmental Sciences and/or Paleoceanography. Experience in marine palynology, organic geochemistry or phytoplankton physiology are a plus.

The Project
This project will combine the analysis of Saharan dust and molecular phytoplankton markers in a 30-years long (ongoing) collection of sediment trap material with satellite and remote-sensing data to unravel and quantify dust-driven ocean productivity in the Mediterranean Sea.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate holding a master degree in Geology/Earth Sciences, Biology, Environmental Sciences and/or Paleoceanography. Experience in marine palynology, organic geochemistry or phytoplankton physiology are a plus. Furthermore, the optimal candidate must be interested in joining an interdisciplinary project and willing to perform studies abroad (France, Portugal) and sampling campaigns at sea. The candidate is expected to perform research in both Utrecht and on Texel and will be advised by both supervisors. Due to the international character of our research, good command of English, spoken as well as written, is a prerequisite.
We highly encourage applicants from all members of our community and of diverse background, including LGBTIQ+ communities, to join us.

Conditions

Employment of this position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research). We offer a position for a period of 1 year (fulltime). At the end of this first year, the employment will be extended for a fixed-term of a maximum of 4 years, if the first year evaluation held with the employee is positive. The salary is compliant to the CAO-OI (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Research Institutes), a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8,3%, flexible work arrangements and arrangements and 42 days of holiday leave (fulltime position).
You may expect attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation.

Additional information

For additional information about this vacancy, please contact Dr Francien Peterse or Prof Dr Jan-Berend Stuut. For additional information about the procedure, please contact Sigrid Moerbeek (senior HR advisor).
For more information about the Department of Earth Sciences, at Utrecht University see here; for more information about the Department of Ocean Systems at NIOZ, see here.
Find more information about the UU-NIOZ projects here.
If you are interested in this position please visit our website www.workingatnioz.com and apply for this job by submitting a motivation letter with your CV and the names of three references.