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Assistant Professor Biological Feedbacks in the Marine Carbon Cycle

Institute for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (NL)
Between € 4,332 to € 5,929 gross per month depending relevant experience at start of contract.
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Aquatic ecology, Biogeosciences, Other
Job Type
Faculty, Assistant Professor
Organization Type

The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam started 2023 with several new positions to collaboratively further strengthen the research within the institute. The research is carried out as a collaboration between the four research departments at IBED: 

  • Ecosystem and Landscape Dynamics (ELD)
  • Evolutionary and Population Biology (EPB)
  • Freshwater and Marine Ecology (FAME)
  • Theoretical and Computational Ecology (TCE)

For one of the positions, embedded in the FAME department, we are now looking for a new Assistant Professor Biological Feedbacks in the Marine Carbon Cycle. We wish to appoint a promising candidate developing mathematical or computational models at the interface of marine biology, biogeochemistry and climate change, and with a keen interest to investigate biological feedbacks in the marine carbon cycle.

The candidate is expected to develop their own research line and to contribute to collaborative research within the institute and with (inter)national partners. It would be ideal if the candidate works on models that can connect one or more of the research fields in our department to the marine carbon cycle. Examples of potential lines of research of the successful candidate include dynamics of dissolved organic carbon, global models of marine primary production, CO2 fixation and plankton community structure, the biological carbon pump and ocean-atmosphere CO2 exchange, impacts of ocean acidification on calcifying organisms, blue carbon in coastal ecosystems, and so on.

We appreciate data-driven model approaches, and also welcome candidates that would like to combine models with global data analysis or remote sensing of marine ecosystems. Research that can link carbon dynamics across the freshwater-marine continuum would also fit excellently within the department.

A full description of the position, our offer and how to apply can be found on the University of Amsterdam website: Assistant Professor Biological Feedbacks in the Marine Carbon Cycle (

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