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Head of department Aquatic Ecology - NIOO-KNAW - Wageningen

NIOO is looking for a head of the department Aquatic Ecology. Job description: You will work in a strongly-positioned department, both nationally and …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


NIOO is looking for a head of the department Aquatic Ecology.

Job description:
You will work in a strongly-positioned department, both nationally and internationally, which combines fundamental and more strategic research, with external partners. Your tasks include progressing the department as a frontrunner in aquatic ecology, and combining state-of-the-art experimental systems (chemostats, microcosms, mesocosms) with large experimental field trials and ecosystem modelling.

As the new head, you will manage the Aquatic Ecology department and also have the opportunity to continue your own research line. You will be part of an enthusiastic team that is looking for a leader who connects people in a transparent, inclusive and inspiring way. You will also be member of the NIOO Management team, which requires a broad view on all aspects of NIOO’s activities.

NIOO wants to collaborate closely with ecological research groups at universities and research institutes in the Netherlands and abroad. Preferably, this position will be combined with a professorship at a university.


We are looking for an internationally acknowledged scientist (midcareer or established) in the field of aquatic ecology, with good leadership qualities. You have a broad overview of the research that is going on in the field of aquatic ecology and beyond, a clear vision of the future of this field of research, and an extensive network within the academic world and stakeholders in society. You are able to connect people, and you act as a team player with a leadership style that inspires, supports and motivates.

You are well-informed about recent scientific developments, and the newest technology and approaches in research. You have a proven track record when it comes to raising research funds for your own research, as well as for broad theme-based research programmes within NIOO, for which you are willing to make available your national, European and global network.


We offer:
A salary depending on work experience, plus 8% holiday pay and a year-end bonus as well as an extensive package of fringe benefits. We offer a permanent position, starting with a one-year contract.

Start date:
Preferably March 2021.

Additional information

For more information, please contact prof. Geert R. de Snoo (g.deSnoo@nioo.knaw.nl) via tel: 0317 473 473 (Please don’t use this e-mail address for sending in your application, but click on the ‘apply now’ button).

NIOO strives for diversity and inclusiveness. In view of the current composition of the Management Team, we particularly invite women to respond.

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