[Coral-List] FW: [Coastal_list] vacancy: researcher / advisor tropical marine ecology

Jessica Craft Jcraft at coastalplanning.net
Wed May 18 10:33:36 EDT 2011

Vacancy for:
researcher / advisor tropical marine ecology

Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands

contact: sharon.tatman at deltares.nl

The job

Your main activities are:

     * Tropical marine environmental impact assessment and 
restoration studies
     * Baseline and impact monitoring, including 
monitoring strategy development and management of survey 
     * Analysis, reporting and presentation of results
     * Project management activities, such as customer 
liaison, proposal writing and acquisition, project 
leadership, quality assurance

Your profile

     * You have at least 5 years of relevant consultancy 
     * A sound knowledge of tropical marine ecology
     * An international network within the scientific 
community and relevant industry
     * Good communicator and team player
     * You should speak English fluently, and Dutch 
preferably (or be willing to learn Dutch)

We are looking for an ethusiastic candidate with an 
appropriate postgraduate qualification (MSc or PhD) in 
tropical marine ecology to join our research and 
specialist advisory team. You are expected to play an 
important role in bridging our applied tropical marine 
ecology advisory and research work, by acting in an 
advisory role for our clients in industry ad international 
governments as well as undertaking applied research 
activities. Although the focus of this position will be on 
consultancy project work, research is viewed as essential 
at Deltares for continuous knowledge development and will 
be an integral part of the job.

You will be required to contribute to the portfolio of the 
Unit's integrated ecosystem analysis work, which includes 
carrying out current and future impact assessments of 
human activities in key habitats such as sea grass, 
mangrove and coral habitats, scenario development, 
monitoring strategy development, practical baseline and 
impact monitoring, coastal zone management, outreach and 
training. Typical projects you will be working on are 
effluent discharge studies, intake / outfall studies, 
dredging and marine aggregate extraction, harbour and 
offshore construction, climate change adaption, habitat 
restoration, mitigation measures studies, etc. The work 
will require acquisition and project management, 
undertaking desk studies and surveys, reporting and 
customer liaison.

We are looking for a candidate with a broad understanding 
of tropical marine ecology, ideally with a relevant 
suitable specialism. a strong international network and 
research background would be an asset. Experience in 
project management and demonstrated affinity for working 
on multidisciplinary projects would be an advantage.

The team
Within the Unit Marine and Coastal Systems, the Section 
Water Quality and Ecology provides sound scientific 
information and specialist advice on complex and intgral 
marine ecosystem issues, in the context of socio-economic 
aspects and (inter)national environmental regulations. Our 
projects are wide-ranging and multidiscplinary and include 
topics such as the implementation of environmental 
regulations (e.g. the Marine Strategy Directive), 
assessment of ecosystem health, impact assessments and 

Working environment
We offer you an interesting and challenging job in a 
dynamic international environment. You will be part of a 
team of researchers, advisors and model developers that 
work in close cooperation with each other. You have an 
active role in deciding what your job responsibilities 
are. Your personal and professional development is 


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