Postdoctoral Position: Bacteria, Royal NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

Postdoctoral Position: Bacteria: The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) is seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in microbiology, particularly microbial physiology and molecular ecology, to join a project investigating the role of Woeseiales bacteria in sediment nitrous oxide production. The position, based at NIOZ on Texel, offers a 32-month contract starting October 1, 2024, and provides opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration, personal development, and excellent employment benefits.

Postdoctoral Position: The Role of Woeseiales Bacteria in Sediment Nitrous Oxide Production

PositionPostdoctoral Researcher
Project TitleThe Role of Woeseiales Bacteria in Sediment Nitrous Oxide Production
LocationRoyal NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands
Duration32 months
Start DateOctober 1, 2024
Application DeadlineJuly 7, 2024
SalaryCompliant with CAO-WVOI scale 10

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Microbial Physiology, Molecular Ecology, Metagenomics/Bioinformatics

Location: Royal NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands


  • PhD in Microbiology with a specialization in microbial physiology or microbial ecology.
  • Experience in quantifying bacterial growth and activity, especially in denitrifying bacteria.
  • Skills in isolating novel microorganisms and conducting sediment microcosm experiments.
  • Proficiency in molecular ecology and bioinformatics, including comparative genomics and metagenomics.
  • Understanding of microbial respiratory systems and catabolic pathways.
  • Interest in marine ecosystems and the nitrogen cycle.
  • Strong multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork skills.

Job Description: The postdoctoral researcher will focus on understanding the environmental conditions that influence N2O production by Woeseiales bacteria in marine sediments. Responsibilities include:

  • Quantifying N2O production and nutrient consumption in bacterial cultures.
  • Conducting sediment microcosm experiments to study denitrifying populations.
  • Isolating and characterizing novel Woeseiales strains.
  • Collaborating with scientists at NIOZ and Utrecht University, and supervising a PhD student working on related projects.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply through the NIOZ website. For more information about the vacancy, contact Dr. Pierre Offre. For procedural inquiries, email

Last Date for Apply: July 7, 2024



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