MARINE SCIENTISTS MEET & GREET WITH THE REAL ROYAL NIOZ
Hundreds of German masters and researchers entered the Classic Remise Düsseldorf, a center for vintage cars, on Friday morning the 17th of November to meet & greet with some of the finest international universities and science institutes in the world. A great start of the Nature Jobs Career Expo in Düsseldorf. The Royal NIOZ was there.
‘I was surprised to see that visitors to the Royal NIOZ stand actually connected with our line of research so easily’, says dr. Aimée Slangen, sea-level scientist at the Royal NIOZ in Yerseke and figurehead of the Royal NIOZ in Düsseldorf. ‘Sure, research on climate change and sea-level rise is hot, but I didn’t expect the enthusiasm I encountered for our institute and its research. What also struck me was the drive of some of the young scientists I met. They strongly feel it is their mission to address societal challenges through science.’
‘At the same time, it is very appealing to hop over to a neighbouring country and do research at a renowned national marine institute that in many ways resembles your own scientific culture. We Dutch are not that different,’ says Jolanda Evers, our senior HR adviser at the Düsseldorf venue. ‘It is interesting to learn how young Germans perceive working in the Netherlands and at the Royal NIOZ. Several PhD’s I spoke, Swiss and Austrians too, labeled research in our country as ‘International’, ‘modern’ and ‘multidisciplinary’. That’s interesting.’
The one-day presentation of the Royal NIOZ in Düsseldorf, amidst some of the best universities and research institutions from all over Europe, was rewarding to the NIOZ team. Slangen: ‘We got to meet hundreds of young research aficionados and explain the benefits of working at our national oceanographic institute.’
The successful day out of the office that was partly due to the orange Royal NIOZ Brainwarmer giveaway, a knitted cap people immediately put on when leaving the expo floor. ‘A mindful feature that supported our visibility and at the same time warmed bright minds. Quite welcome knowing the outside temperature was a chilly 7 degrees Celsius,’ Evers explains.
Missed out on our presentations at the Nature Jobs Career Expo? Make sure to check out our jobs section on this site. Currently the Royal NIOZ is looking for several highly motivated PhD’s and Postdocs.