Head of the Science Department of Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry (MMB)
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
NIOZ is looking for a full-time Head of the Science Department of Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry (MMB)
LOCATION: ROYAL NIOZ-TEXEL (THE NETHERLANDS)
The Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry (MMB) studies microbial communities and their functioning in all types of marine environments, from estuaries to the deep ocean, from tropical coral reefs to polar regions, and from the present to the past.
The Department has well-equipped molecular, chemical and microbiological laboratories, and state-of-the-art facilities for bioinformatics, flow cytometry, single-cell analysis as well as isotope and high-resolution mass spectrometry.
The Department is international and dynamic and has approximately 80 members, including PhD students, postdocs and Master students from >15 different countries. A group of sixteen staff scientists and fifteen research assistants (junior and senior) form the core of the Department. Nearly half of the core staff was recruited in the last three years leading to a young, vibrant, diverse and multidisciplinary department.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Indication of proportional time allocation: the head of the department spends 40% of her or his 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. Henk Brinkhuis (director), tel. no.: 31 (0)222 369366 or +31 (0)6 52652689. For more information about the procedure, please contact Alexandra Noppeney (Sr. HR Advisor), tel. no. 31 (0)222 369371.
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