Tenure Track position Atmospheric Isotope Physics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Tenure Track position Atmospheric Isotope Physics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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8 Jun 30 Jun Utrecht

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Utrecht University's Faculty Science of  is looking for a Tenure Track position Atmospheric Isotope Physics. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

Job description

At the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), a tenure track position in Atmospheric Isotope Physics is available in the Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Group (APCG).

It is aimed to support and complement the current strengths of the research group in the development and application of innovative isotope measurement techniques to a wide range of scientific questions in atmospheric research. The position is funded by the Netherlands Earth System Science Center (NESSC) and closely related to the novel high-resolution, high-sensitivity, isotope ratio instrument MAT 253 ULTRA that is available at IMAU. The candidate will have access to a world leading isotope laboratory dedicated to atmospheric research.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research programme on the use of novel high-resolution (and traditional) isotope measurements in atmospheric and climate research, in collaboration with the existing research programme of the APCG. The candidate has keen interest in atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemical cycles and will contribute to the Utrecht University's strategic theme Sustainability and the NESSC project. The candidate is an inspiring teacher, will play an active role in the Buys Ballot research school and will support the undergraduate and graduate education in Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry. 


Utrecht University


The successful candidate should have a strong expertise in innovative applications of isotope measurements with mass spectrometry in atmospheric sciences, and hands-on experience with novel high-resolution IRMS systems.
Moreover, the successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and a lively interest in teaching courses on Atmospheric Sciences.

A strong commitment to high-quality teaching at BSc, MSc, and PhD level is required and the candidate is therefore expected to acquire a basic teaching qualification (BKO).

In view of the gender balance we strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

Conditions of employment

IMAU is looking for an Assistant Professor (0.8 - 1.0 FTE). This position can only be filled in if the funding is approved for the NESSC project, phase 2.

In this case, the candidate is offered a tenure track position, which will be subject to a mid-term evaluation after approximately 2,5 years and a final evaluation after five years. If the evaluations are positive the position becomes permanent. The criteria to be met and the details of the track will be mutually agreed upon before the appointment, but will include success in research and education.

The gross salary, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and work experience, is in the range between €3,111 and €5,405 (scale 10/11/12 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment.

The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. We offer flexible employment conditions (according to a multiple choice model), working-from-home facilities, partially paid parental leave, a pension scheme, and collective insurance schemes. Facilities for sports and child care are available on our campus, which is only 15 minutes away from the historical city centre of Utrecht. More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5,600 students and nearly 1,500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society.

The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) is a research institute that focuses on the fundamental understanding of the climate system. Research is organized in five themes: ice and climate, ocean circulation and climate, atmospheric physics and chemistry, atmospheric dynamics and boundary layer meteorology and coastal and shelf sea dynamics. At the moment, the IMAU includes some 15 faculty members, 15 postdocs and 30 PhD students.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3111—€5405 per month
  • University graduate
  • 912503



Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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