Postdoctoral Scientist Ocean Colour

Job Description: Affinity with the deployment of (marine-optical) monitoring equipment (e.g. spectral radiometers, weather stations and water quality monitoring sensors). Experience in using bio-optical modeling software (Hydrolight/Ecolight) is an advantage. Understanding of colourimetry and knowledge of colourimetric calculations is preferable. The candidate must be able to work effectively as part of a team but also as an individual and must be willing to spend some periods in the field. Field investigations include scientific research cruises to collect marine-optical data, sea surface images and seawater samples. The work will include and will draw on skills in oceanography, marine ecology, data processing and laboratory work and scientific reporting.

For further information on the department or the position, please contact Dr. Marcel Wernand, +31.222.369417 or by email

We offer: A postdoctoral scientist position for three years, 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.


Applicants should send a cover letter with motivation, CV, with a publication list, names of three possible referees, to the Human Resources Department, Jolanda Evers, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, P.O. Box 59, 1790 AB Den Burg, the Netherlands, or preferably per e-mail to:

Closing date: Applications can be submitted until September 15, 2012.

Please quote the vacancy number 2012-069 in your application.



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