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Tenure-track/Senior researcher position for a Population Ecologist - NIOO-KNAW - Wageningen

The Department of Animal Ecology has a vacancy for a Tenure-track / senior researcher position for a Population Ecologist. The position:  The …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
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38 uur
€ 5211 per maand


The Department of Animal Ecology has a vacancy for a Tenure-track / senior researcher position for a Population Ecologist.

The position:
The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) seeks a population ecologist for a tenure track / senior researcher position within the Department of Animal Ecology (AnE). The research of AnE centres around the evolutionary and population ecology of animals, and combines long-term population studies of birds with experimental work in aviary and waterbird facilities with the use of avian genomic tools. AnE has an outstanding reputation within the international scientific community.


We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist with several years of post-doctoral experience in an international context, an excellent track record in evolutionary or population ecology in terms of both publications and the acquisition of research grants, and experience in supervision of PhD students. You are expected to develop exciting new research questions and build a strong research line within the department, with clear links to the research of the other scientists at AnE (see https://nioo.knaw.nl/en/department-animal-ecology) and to play an active role within the Department, the NIOO research themes and the institute. Importantly, your research will make extensive use of AnE’s unique long-term research on populations of hole-breeding passerines in the wild (four populations, 1955-present) focusing on the interface between individual- and population-level research. With this appointment, AnE aims to promote diversity and inclusion. As such, women and people from underrepresented and minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Scientists at the NIOO have no obligation to teach at University level, but supervision of external Master’s and PhD students is expected as part of normal research activity. Scientific communication is carried out in English, so knowledge of the Dutch language is not a prerequisite for this position, but a commitment to learning the language is expected in longer-term staff.


The Tenure track/ Senior Researcher position will be hosted at NIOO-KNAW, Wageningen. The fulltime position (1.0 FTE) is for a tenure track or a senior researcher position. Tenure track appointments will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of six years. After three and five years of employment there will be an assessment of performance based on criteria that will be specified at the appointment. Based on these assessments the researcher may be promoted to the rank of senior researcher with tenure. Depending on your experience, the maximum gross salary is € 5.211 per month (scale 11) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities, excluding 8% vacation allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus.

Additional information

Information on the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) can be found at the website: http://www.nioo.knaw.nl and from Prof. Marcel E. Visser (m.visser@nioo.knaw.nl or +31-317-473439), head of department Animal Ecology.

Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

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