Postdoc position in Marine Trace Metal and Isotope Biogeochemistry

The Department of Ocean System Research (OCS) is looking for a highly motivated post doc with a background in marine trace metal biogeochemistry and with an interest in the cycling of iron and iron isotopes as well as other bio-active metals.

Researchers in the Department Ocean System Research (OCS) study open-ocean processes from a variety of disciplines, ranging from physical and chemical oceanography, marine geology, paleoceanography to deep-sea ecology. We investigate the oceans in the past and present, to assess their future role. They make use of experiments and data collection during sea-going oceanographic research, as well as laboratory experiments and analyses in their home base on Texel.

“Trace metals and the Arctic-Atlantic gateway in a changing world, local processes and global connections (MetalGate)”. In this project candidate alongside the NOIV staff will investigate the cycling of iron and its isotopes as well as other bio-active metals in the Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian-Sea region, the main gateway between the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. We combine trace metal and isotopic measurements with temperature controlled bio-assays at ecologically relevant conditions and developed sampling techniques to study the processes and interactions in the benthic boundary layer.

Duration: A full-time employment for 1 year which will be extended for two more years.


The Postdoc position in Marine Trace Metal and Isotope Biogeochemistry cover:

  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A pension scheme.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary.
  • Year-end bonus, and flexible work arrangements. And
  • Relocation assistance.

Job Requirements

  • The school seeks a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in chemical oceanography or a related area with proven ability to publish research in international peer reviewed journals.
  • He/she must have experience in marine trace metal sampling and analysis, and
  • Experience with iron isotope analysis is of advantage.
  • Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.
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Application Process

The application should include a:

  • Cover letter
  • Motivation and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of  
  • Publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.

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Application Deadline: November 12, 2021.

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