Senior Researcher in Marine Mammals at Wageningen University & Research

Applications are welcome from interested applicants for the Senior Researcher position in Marine Mammals at Wageningen University & Research.

Wageningen Marine Research (WMR) is a leading, independent research institute that focuses on strategic and applied marine ecological research. The institute was established in 2006. Products and services are executed on a project basis (more than 400 research projects) and show a wide diversity: field research, experiments on a realistic scale, lab scale, data management, and modeling.

The position seeks candidates with broad experience in conducting ecological research on marine mammals independently and expertise in the effects of disturbance on seals and other marine mammals, especially noise.


The tasks for this position include:

  • Direct medium-sized research projects, aimed at possible disruptive effects of human actions on seals and other marine mammals, advise on this, and maintain active contacts with clients.
  • Acquire new research projects within the described area of expertise, actively seek contact with our customers, and actively anticipate market opportunities.
  • Take the field of research, together with your colleagues, to a higher level. Play a proactive role in this based on your specific knowledge and expertise.
  • Contribute to a long-term vision to support national and international research agendas.
  • Publish your research regularly in the scientific literature and present research results and participate in national and international conferences, symposia, and meetings.
  • Actively seek out collaboration with other researchers within the institute where there is overlap. Where the application of acoustic or other techniques is used.

Duration: 6 years


The Position, Senior Researcher in Marine Mammals covers:

  • a competitive gross salary of max € 5.268,
  • a fixed December bonus of 4%; 
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • excellent pension scheme. 
  • the possibility of partially paid parental leave; 
  • the opportunity to work part-time.
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Job Requirements

Interested applicants for the Senior Researcher position in Marine Mammals must have the following:

  • completed a relevant academic study in Natural or Life Sciences with a focus on marine ecology.   
  • a PhD in a field relevant to this position.
  • experience in acquiring new research and you have a relevant network.
  • experience with project management.
  • quantitative skills and experience with R.
  • ability to describe research in clear and high-quality reports and can translate results into concrete advice to government, users, and other stakeholders.
  • publish in scientific journals.
  • can balance the role of science versus the consequence for society and policy.
  • like to work in a team.
  • level of communication skills in English is at least C1.

Application Process

To apply for the Senior Researcher position in Marine Mammals, click here

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022.

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