Junior researcher marine biogeology (f/m)

The department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam

Vacancy number 1.2009.00076

The department of Earth Sciences is looking for a marine bio-geologist to be appointed at the level of Junior Researcher. The researcher will be part of the FP7 program EPOCA
www.epoca-project.eu and contribute to the question how far ocean acidification has led already to a weight reduction in planktonic foraminifera (calcifying marine organisms). Samples from plankton tows, sediment traps and the sea-floor will be studied for their mass and stable isotope composition.


We are looking for a candidate (f/m) with a relevant university Masters degree (preferably in the fields of marine bio-geology). Experience in at least one of the fields of:
a) marine ecology,
b) marine chemistry,
c) paleoclimatology;
is expected.

Duration of contract

The appointment will be 1,0 fte for an initial period of 24 months. Appointment for an additional (third) year is envisaged to finish the project with a Ph.D. degree. Visit our website www.vu.nl/vacatures for a review of working conditions at the VU.


We are offering you
• A stimulating working environment in the institute with a large international network;
• A job in one of Europe’s finest cities, Amsterdam.


The salary is according to the standards for Masters level researchers (Researcher 4) minimum
€ 2.379,-and maximum € 3.755,- (salary scale 10), gross per month, based on a full-time employment. You can find information about our fringe benefits of employment at www.vu.nl/vacatures

Additional Information

More information about the department of Earth Sciences and our sub-department can be found at www.vu.nl/iva. Information on this particular position can be obtained from Dr. Gerald Ganssen (gerald.ganssen (at) falw.vu.nl, tel. +31 20 59 87369).

Written applications should include a curriculum vitae with publication list, a list with university grades, and two letters of recommendation. Please put the vacancy number on top of your letter and the envelope. The deadline for applications expires 3 weeks after this announcement appears. Send your application to the VU University Amsterdam, attn. Dr. J.M.R.M. Neutelings, Managing Director, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is also possible to apply by e-mail to: falw-vacatures (at) falw.vu.nl

Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with.

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