Ocean Career: NIOZ Chemical Analyst

NIOZ is the national oceanographic institute of the Netherlands. Its principal mission is to perform academically excellent, multidisciplinary, fundamental and frontier-applied marine research and education addressing important scientific and societal questions pertaining to the functioning of oceans, seas and deltas. NIOZ advances fundamental understanding of marine systems, the way they change, the role they play in climate and biodiversity, and how they may provide sustainable solutions to society in the future. NIOZ serves as national marine research facilitator for the scientific community in the Netherlands. In addition to its research and education, NIOZ supports marine-policy development within the national and international context.


The department of Estuarine and Delta Systems (EDS, NIOZ-Yerseke) studies how the interplay between biota, hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics and biochemistry shapes the estuarine, deltaic and coastal environments within the context of natural and human-induced environmental changes. Our department assigns central importance to a multidisciplinary approach that combines state-of-the-art biophysical, biochemical, ecological and physiological measurements and experiments with remote sensing and numerical modelling to create in-depth understanding of the processes that control estuarine and delta systems. One important focus for the department is how our research can create value for society.


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

  • Analyzing samples and data reporting in a timely and precise manner
  • Method development, validation and adjustment of analytical operating procedures
  • Familiarizing users (mainly Ph.D. 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 techniques like Spectrometry, ICP, HPLC-DAD, FTIR etc.
  • 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, willingness to implement new techniques together with researchers and pro-active position regarding feedback of results
  • Good communication skills in both English and Dutch (oral and written)

NIOZ is a transparent institute with a healthy working climate and an inclusive culture, where people of diverse background and gender contribute their talents and develop them further. We aim for inclusive decision-making processes, and we expect our leadership to reflect visible commitment, awareness of bias and cultural intelligence. In light of our ambition to have a team that is as diverse and inclusive as possible, and given the current composition of our team, we explicitly encourage female candidates to apply.


  • Employment of this full-time position at Royal NIOZ is by NWO-I, for a duration of 1 year, for 30 hours a week.
  • Salary compliant with CAO-WVOI (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Research Institutes) scale 8 or 9 depending on relevant experience. 
  • The freedom to fulfill your role and space and opportunities for your personal (talent) development with the help of the NIOZ Academy.
  • 338 annualized holiday hours for a full-time 40-hour work week.
  • Pension scheme via ABP, 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. 
  • 2nd class public transportation travel is reimbursed 100%.
  • Employment benefits plan to exchange a portion of your salary for days off or vice versa, or can be used to purchase a bicycle with tax benefits.
  • We offer relocation expenses for employees coming from abroad and support with finding accommodation. Yerseke is located on commuting distance from major cities such as Antwerpen, Breda, Bergen op Zoom and Middelburg.

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