Vacancy Seagrass restoration projectmanager

At the Fieldwork Company we help develop ecological insight via innovative techniques that contribute to ecosystem recovery. We have over a decade of experience in the field of ecosystem restoration, with seagrass being one of the main topics. Mostly zostera marina and zostera noltii, and both intertidal and subtidal. Over the course of these 10 years we have developed the DiS method for seagrass seeding, established a workflow for the overwinter storage of donor seeds, and have been working on the fundamentals of growing seagrass plants as donor material. We work together with universities, consultancies and governmental bodies on a national and international level.

We are a team of builders and practical thinkers with field workers, marine ecologists, technicians and innovators who are always looking for new knowledge, improvements and solutions that work. Our staff consists of people from various backgrounds and nationalities and therefore the spoken (and written) languages are English and Dutch. During lunch we become foodies and we love to have an occasional company festivity. The restoration activities are a team effort as well at the company’s workplace in Groningen and the field (mainly Wadden Sea).

For our restoration activities we are expanding our team and looking for a person who can take the lead in seagrass restoration activities: designing and/or overseeing experimental setups, organizing the fieldwork for installation and monitoring, data collection and processing for monitoring (no analysis per sé), improving techniques and practices. A team player, who is happy to connect with other teams & organizations, socially engaged and used to the rigors of ecological fieldwork that sometimes requires long and flexible days and travel.


• Previous experience with seagrass restoration highly valued
• A master degree in Marine Biology/ecology or a related field
• Scientific level of thinking and working
• Practically minded
• Fluent in preferably both English and Dutch
• Drivers license valid in NL

We are offering you the possibility to become a part of our dedicated and motivated team, a 1 year contract for 32-40 hours a week to start with, and with mutual agreement a permanent contract in the future. Work is carried out both in Groningen and in the field, and we are offering a salary fitting to your knowledge and experience including a 6% pension benefit.

Deadline applications: 14-04-2023
Start date: Immediately

Did you get excited about this feature? Send your resume and motivation to Marga Harkema or call 050-7503390 if you have any questions.