Theoretical Ecologist

Gepubliceerd op
15 februari 2021
Locatie IJmuiden

Wij zoeken

The research in our institute focuses on understanding spatiotemporal dynamics of individuals, populations and ecosystems in the face of human activities and changing environmental conditions, in marine and freshwater systems. We work on a variety of species, ranging from benthos to fish, marine mammals, birds as well as human behaviour, i.e. fishers. To do so, we use mathematical models and computer simulations. The successful candidate will contribute to a wide variety of model-based research projects. They will also report or present research results to clients, at conferences, and publish (or contribute to publications) in the scientific literature.

Wij vragen

We seek a university-educated ecologist with experience in dynamical modelling, or a quantitative scientist (mathematics/physics/computational science) with a clear interest in and affinity with (marine) ecology. We expect experience with programming and (at least) a general understanding of statistics/data science. Writing skills are important. You should enjoy working on multiple projects simultaneously and as part of a team, be critical but realistic and be able to deliver under time pressure. Proficiency in spoken and written English at a high level is required.

Wij bieden

We offer an interesting and challenging job in a stimulating environment, with strong support for developing your own initiatives and ambitions. The function level will be Researcher 4, with a gross maximum salary of € 4438,-- per month based on a 36 hour work week. We offer a temporary contract for a year with possible extension. You will be based in our IJmuiden office. You will be appointed at a Payroll company. An assessment can be a part of the selection procedure.

Meer informatie

For more information on the job description, contact Dr. Tobias van Kooten, tel. +31 (0) 6 12 88 77 37, e-mail The interviews will be held in March 2021 The deadline for applications is 7 March.

Wij zijn

Wageningen Marine Research is a leading, independent research institute that focuses on strategic and applied marine ecological research. The institute was established in 2006. Products and services are executed on a project basis (more than 400 research projects annually) and are diverse in nature: field research, experiments on a realistic scale, exploratory studies on lab scale, data management and modelling. The institute has modern research facilities and is ISO 9001 certified. Wageningen Marine Research is an organisational part of Wageningen University and Research.