As part of the Netherlands Earth System Science Center (NESSC) project, the Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry (MMB department head a.i. Prof. Dr. Stefan Schouten) is looking for an enthusiastic and independent postdoc with a background in organic biogeochemistry and with a strong background in LC-MS techniques.
LOCATION: NIOZ TEXEL
VACANCY NR.: 2019 – 43
CLOSING DATE: 21-10-2019
The Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry on Texel performs detailed studies on microbial communities in the marine environment. We study the diversity, physiology and activity of phytoplankton, prokaryotes (archaea and bacteria) and viruses in diverse marine environmental settings by a variety of techniques, including modern genomic techniques.
Organic rich geological deposits such as black shales and sapropels contain a wealth of information, stored in fossil molecular biomarkers, on the conditions under which they are formed. Historically, analysis of such samples was focused on those molecules amenable to gas chromatography, missing larger, more polar compounds. This project aims to study the “geolipidome” of such deposits using novel high-resolution analytical approaches, identifying potential biomarkers which could be utilized in future proxy development.
As part of the NESSC project, the department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry is looking for an enthusiastic and independent postdoc who is already specialized in organic geochemistry and mass spectrometry.
Due to the international character of the research group, excellent English communication skills are expected.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
We are offering a three-year fulltime position, 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. The position will be located on Texel. Cost of relocation and help with housing is provided by NIOZ.
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr. Nicole Bale (Research Scientist).
Additional information about the procedure can be obtained from Alexandra Noppeney (Sr HR Advisor).
Interviews will be held in November 2019.
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