NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research is the largest research institute of the Dutch Research Council. As the national oceanographic institute, it has been conducting seagoing research for over 140 years, addressing important scientific and social issues with regard to the way in which oceans and seas function. In addition, NIOZ maintains seagoing equipment and vessels for the Dutch scientific community, it contributes to innovative, multidisciplinary fundamental and frontier applied sea research, as well as to education and policy making on a national and international level. Since 2012, NIOZ has been operating from two locations, employing a permanent staff of approximately 50 scientists, as part of a staff of approximately 180 permanent and 120 temporary employees. The main establishment is based on Texel (TX) and a branch institute in located in Yerseke (YE). For more information, please visit www.nioz.nl
Due to the retirement of the current post holder, NIOZ is looking for a full-time Head of the Science Department of Coastal Systems (COS)
LOCATION: ROYAL NIOZ TEXEL
VACANCY ID: 2019 - 049
CLOSING DATE: 12 August 2019
The Department of COS studies integral coastal ecosystems and their populations of fish, birds and other marine animals in the North and Wadden Seas as well as on a global scale. The department focusses on key physical, chemical and biological processes that determine the productivity and the ecological functioning of coastal areas. The coastal system is studied as a unity by considering the interrelations between the key compartments of the ecosystem (water, sediment, microalgae, macrozoobenthos, parasites, fish and birds).
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Indication of proportional time allocation: the head of the department spends 40% of his or her time on general management and scientific supervision, 40% on scientific research and other related activities, and 20% on representative tasks.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
An assessment centre is part of the application process. In the case of equal suitability of candidates, preference will be given to a female candidate.
For more information about the vacancy itself, please contact Prof dr. Henk Brinkhuis (directeur), tel.no.: 31 (0)222 369366 or +31 (0)6 52652689. For more information about the procedure, please contact Willeke Nederlof (head of HRM), tel.no. 31 (0)222 316384.