Post-doc position in climate change impacts on harmful algal blooms

Post-doc position in climate change impacts on harmful algal blooms

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23 Mar 9 Apr Wageningen

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Job description

What you will be doing

Coastal waters provide a wide range of services to humanity, which may be impacted by the occurrence of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Proliferation of HABs is impacted by a multitude of environmental, climatic, and biological factors that together determine their timing, magnitude, and toxicity. This project sets out to explore the effect of combined factors on HABs in coastal waters across Europe by analyzing long-term data, complemented with data on toxins and toxin genes. Also, the project will involve field studies in waters along the Dutch coast, and include microcosm experiments to test the combined effects of key factors based on the long-term data and fieldwork.


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


Job requirements:
  • Holding a PhD with a background in phytoplankton ecology, microbiology, or related fields.
  • Experience with analyzing time series, marine fieldwork, and/or mesocosm experiments.
  • Strong intrinsic motivation for doing science, a natural curiosity, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Professional working proficiency in English, including scientific writing.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

Depending on education and experience the minimum salary is [[salarisMin]] and the maximum salary is [[salarisMax]] gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale [[ufoSchaal]] cao Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.

The KNAW offers its staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions. For example, by working an extra two hours a week, it is possible to increase the number of days off from 29 to 41 days a year (with full-time employment).

For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the web page: werken bij de KNAW.


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • max. €3557 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1441


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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