[Coral-List] Position: Research Fellow in Marine Zoology
Bert.Hoeksema at ncbnaturalis.nl
Tue Mar 1 07:45:20 EST 2011
Starting May 1st 2011, the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis
has a position available for:
One Research Fellow in Marine Zoology
For 36 hours a week
We seek to attract Research Fellows to support our research themes,
namely "Morphology and evolutionary developmental genetics",
"Phylogenetics and horizontal genomics", "Biogeography" and "Global
Change Biology". You are an energetic and enthusiast scientist with a
proven track record and a clear view on how your research program will
contribute to the future success of NCB Naturalis. You are eager to join
our new institute, to cooperate with the existing staff of NCB
Naturalis, to study the NCB Naturalis natural history collections, and
to use the new scientific infrastructure. Developing active interactions
between NCB Naturalis and our partners in biodiversity research as well
as acquisition of externally funded projects are essential. You are
expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to
represent NCB Naturalis in societal and scientific communities.
You have a PhD degree in systematics, evolutionary biology, geology, or
other relevant discipline and at least two years, and preferably not
more than six years, of experience at the postdoctoral level. You have
excellent teaching and communications skills in English, both written
Furthermore, you have an excellent scientific track record (given the
point in your career) and are involved in innovative and
multidisciplinary research projects in biodiversity research, operating
in an international scientific network. You are able to engage in
collaborative networks with students and university partners as well as
existing NCB Naturalis research staff.
Depending on the research theme, desired qualifications may include:
* Ample experience with modern molecular techniques, advanced microscopy
techniques, GIS applications and/or web-based taxonomy.
* Experience with research popularisation.
* Interest in the applications of systematic research in conservation,
environmental management and species identification services.
A fulltime contract (36 hours per week) for four years. A competitive
salary up to a maximum of circa EUR 59,000 gross per year depending on
experience and qualifications, including holiday allowance (8%). All our
employees are incorporated into a pension fund.
You are invited to submit your application including your curriculum
vitae, a clearly focused research program of maximum four pages
(containing a four year working plan, a proposed budget, a complete list
of publications*, your H-index, up to five keywords describing the
research area, a statement of teaching interests and the names and
e-mail addresses of at least three persons that can be contacted for
reference (and who have agreed to be contacted) before March 14th 2011
by e-mail to;
sollicitaties at ncbnaturalis.nl, or by mail; Naturalis, HR department, PO
box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.
For more information on the current research and facilities, see the
websites of the founding partners of the NCB Naturalis, on
www.naturalis.nl - www.nhn.leidenuniv.nl - www.science.uva.nl/zma -
Any additional information can be requested from:
Prof.Dr. E.F. Smets, scientific director
Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis
E-mail: erik.smets at ncbnaturalis.nl
Phone: +31 71 5687 713
For information on the Department of Marine Zoology, see
Or contact the Head of the Department, Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema,
bert.hoeksema at ncbnaturalis.nl
* Use the following categories: sci publications (incl. citations and
IF); publications in non-sci journals; publications in books or
proceedings; other relevant publications.
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