Postdoc in Systems Ecology

Research / Academic
You will carry out the project as described below, which will involve field experimental and monitoring work in Tanzania as well as biogeochemical and advanced molecular analyses in Dutch labs, as well as advanced data analyses, with the aim to publish scientifically and societally exciting papers in high-ranking international  journals


  • PhD in ecology
  • strong international publication record in ecology
  • strong at thinking in terms of concepts
  • preferably familiar with savanna ecosystems
  • ample experience with field experimental and monitoring work and preferably also with advanced molecular techniques
  • being able to cope with long periods in the field in Africa and to improvise under difficult circumstances

Salary Benefits:

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,709 (scale 10)
and a maximum €4,978 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The employment contract will affect a period of 3 years.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package


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