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Postdoc Position in Multiple Climate Change Stressors and Coral Eco-physiology – University of Amsterdam

deadline: 11 December

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 2 years. The preferred starting date is spring 2023.


We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Freshwater and Marine Ecology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The position will be for the duration of two years and is part of a 5-year Vidi research project funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research on corals living in extreme/marginal reef environments to better understand how environmental variability alters coral stress tolerance to future ocean conditions (warming, acidification, deoxygenation/hypoxia). This position is part of the research group of Dr Verena Schoepf (

What are you going to do?

You will investigate how fluctuating environmental conditions alter coral resistance to heat, acidification and low-oxygen stress. You will conduct controlled aquarium experiments to simulate different variability regimes in combination with future ocean conditions, analyze seawater physico-chemical conditions and conduct coral physiological analyses. You will also conduct fieldwork in extreme/marginal coral reef environments in the Caribbean where corals are naturally exposed to extreme and variable conditions. The aim is to investigate whether such an environmental history is linked to enhanced stress tolerance. Finally, you will supervise BSc and MSc student projects that are aligned with the postdoc project, and communicate your results via conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals, while closely working with the project team.


The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). This does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. The UFO profile researcher 4, scale 10 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.


More information here


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