Deadline: 31 Oct 2023

Published: 14 Aug 2023

Contact: Linda Amaral-Zettler

The Weeds of Change Research Consortium within the Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry (MMB) located at the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Sargassum ecology.

NWO-NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research is the Dutch national oceanographic institute and principally performs academically excellent multidisciplinary, fundamental, and frontier applied marine research addressing important scientific and societal questions pertinent to the functioning of the ocean and seas. NIOZ includes the National Marine research Facilities (NMF) department that operates a fleet of research vessels and the national pool of large seagoing equipment, and supports excellence in multidisciplinary marine research, education, and policy development.


The Weeds of Change Research Consortium invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on Sargassum ecology: (1) Using biomarkers/geomarkers to understand Sargassum composition, presence, and relative abundance in the past; and, (2) Biophysical modelling of Sargassum patch growth and dispersion on the basin scale. The candidate could choose to focus on an aspect of the project best aligned with their expertise benefiting from interactions and training available through this international and interdisciplinary consortium.


NWO-NIOZ Royal Netherlands is looking for a highly motivated, independent postdoctoral candidate holding a PhD in Oceanography, Geology/Earth Sciences, Biology, Aquatic/Environmental Chemistry or related field. The position is fulltime for a period of 32 months.

Closing date for applications: 31st of October