Chemical Analyst

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 May 2022

Job description

The department Estuarine and Delta Systems (EDS) of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), is looking for a Chemical Analyst (part time)


The department of Estuarine and Delta Systems research (EDS, NIOZ-Yerseke) studies how the interplay between biota, hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics and biochemistry shapes the estuarine, deltaic and coastal environments in the context of natural and human-induced environmental changes.

Central to our department is a multidisciplinary holistic approach that combines state-of-the-art biophysical, biochemical, ecological, physiological measurements, remote sensing, and manipulative experiments with mathematical and numerical modelling to create in-depth understanding of the processes that control estuarine and delta systems. An important additional focus of the department is how our research can create value for society, for example following the “Building with Nature” paradigm or investigating the options for a sustainable marine food production system.

As a chemical analyst you will be first contact and responsible for, among others:

  • Analyzing samples and data, and reporting the corresponding results in a timely and precise manner.
  • Formulating methodological procedures and keeping various protocols up-to-date
  • Familiarizing users (mainly PhD students, Postdocs, MSc students and interns) with equipment and teaching them the different analytical methods
  • Keeping the lab operational and providing general support

Job requirements


For this challenging position as chemical analyst, we are looking for enthusiastic and collegial candidates with:

  • A completed HBO education in analytical chemistry
  • Affinity, and preferably experience with spectrometry, ICP, HPLC
  • Ability to work with precision, to develop methods, use analytic software and be skilled in data processing and archiving
  • Interest in marine sciences and international working environment
  • Resourcefulness and self-reliance with solving technical issues
  • Flexible attitude towards planning of task and pro-active position regarding feedback of results
  • Good communication skills in both English and Dutch (oral and written)

We strive to ensure that our staff reflect the diversity of society, including age, gender, ethnic and cultural background. We therefore very much appreciate candidates who are able to increase the diversity of NIOZ.


Employment of this position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO (The Dutch Research Council). We offer a temporary position until April 20th. 2023. (part time 20-30 hours per week).

The salary is compliant to the CAO-OI (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Research Institutes) Research Assistant, with a scale 8 or 9, depending on the candidates education and experience.
You may expect attractive secondary employment conditions. We offer generous relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation.

Please note that Non-EU citizens can only apply for this position when they have a valid work permit for working in the Netherlands as it is not regarded as a scientific position


Please apply online at and apply for this job by submitting a motivation letter with your CV.

For additional information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Klaas Timmermans (EDS Head of Department). For additional information about the procedure, please contact Mylene Lormans (sr. HR advisor).

Please visit NIOZ and the department of EDS

Please note: closing date for applications is May 13th., 2022 Job interviews are foreseen on May 18th, 2022.

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