[MARMAM] Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Marine Ecological Genetics (1, 0 fte) (213049)

Per J Palsboll p.j.palsboll at rug.nl
Wed Feb 27 03:48:32 PST 2013

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Marine Ecological Genetics (1,0 fte) (213049)


The University of Groningen offers excellent career prospects
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is offering young,
talented researchers positions which are at the level of Assistant
Professor via the tenure-track system. Researchers are given the
opportunity to develop their own line of research. The faculty's career
policy is characterized by flexible personnel management with a focus on
the individual. Academic achievements are seen as being central to the
academic career, and ample opportunities for professional development
and supplementary training and education are offered. Arrangements for
training in the area of teaching will be made with all new employees.
The policy is directed at increasing the number of women in academic
staff positions. Career advancement policies for women will also be
improved, and women will be actively encouraged to develop their careers.
The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years.
On completion of 5 years of employment there will be an assessment of
performance based on established criteria including research and
teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive,
the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate
professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4 -7 year period there
will be another assessment aimed at a promotion to full professor.

University of Groningen was founded in 1614 and ranks amongst the best
universities in Europe and worldwide in a range of research disciplines.
The University of Groningen is rooted in the North of The Netherlands
and is internationally oriented with a socially active environment. Our
researchers and lecturers are inspired academics and our students
ambitious. We respect the differences in talent, ambitions and
performance of the 25,000 students and members of staff.

The university provides a career advisory service for partners of new
staff who move to Groningen.

Job description

The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES) at the
University of Groningen has a vacancy for a tenure track assistant
professor in Marine Ecological Genetics. CEES offers excellent
opportunities and infrastructure for experimental research in the fields
of ecology and evolution. Research programmes range from marine to
terrestrial ecosystems and from polar to tropical regions. Research is
pursued in collaboration with, among others, the Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research and European and non-European research
institutions. CEES invites applications for a tenure track position at
the Assistant Professor level in Marine Ecological Genetics as part of
the research group Marine Evolution and Conservation (MarECon). We seek
a new faculty member with a background in population genetics and
genomics of pelagic marine animals. Specific (but not exclusive)
focus-areas include palaeogenetics and adaptation to climate change.
Experience in "next generation sequencing technologies" and
bioinformatics is highly desirable. The applicant's research is expected
to contribute to the existing programme and expertise, while
simultaneously bringing something new and complementary.


Applicants must have a PhD degree and a strong record of research
accomplishments appropriate to their career stage. The successful
candidate will actively participate in the teaching and research
programmes of the faculty and the Center for Ecological and Evolutionary
Studies (CEES).

Candidates will need to have the following qualifications:

a doctorate in the field of marine biology with special interest in
population, evolutionary genetics/genomics, community genetics/genomics
or related field

two or more of years of experience outside The Netherlands in a
post-doctoral capacity or experience at another educational institution

research, teaching and organizational experience appropriate to career

research accomplishments, as expressed in a list of publications
appropriate to career stage

evidence of successful acquisition of external funding appropriate to
career stage.

Junior post-doctoral researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications
and work experience in accordance with the Dutch university system from
EUR 3,227 (scale 11, CAO-NU) gross per month up to a maximum of EUR
5,020 (scale 12, CAO-NU) gross per month for a full-time position.

Interested candidates should submit a complete application composed of:
(i) a letter of motivation, (ii) a complete curriculum vitae, (iii) a
list of publications, (iv) a list of five self-selected "best papers",
(v) a statement about teaching goals and experience, as well as (vi) a
brief description of scientific interests and plans of maximum 3 pages.
Applicants must provide the names of five references complete with
title, address and contact information (i.e., phone number and e-mail

For applications to be considered they should be submitted before 1 May
2013 at 23:59 o'clock Dutch local time. Only applications submitted
on-line will be considered (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement
on the university

Acquisition is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:
Prof. P.J. Palsbøll,   p.j.palsboll at rug.nl <mailto:p.j.palsboll at rug.nl>

Per J. Palsboll, Professor

Marine Evolution and Conservation
Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies
University of Groningen
Nijenborgh 7
9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands

Office phone: +31 50 363 9882
Mobile +31 64 870 3295

Mail address:
PO Box 11103
9700 CC Groningen
The Netherlands

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