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The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) currently has a job opening for a research technician for our physical-chemical laboratories, who will also be responsible for management of the lab. We are looking for a skilled and experienced research technician with expertise in physical-chemistry and strong affinity to the biogeochemistry of soil and aquatic (both freshwater and marine) ecosystems.
You will provide technical support in physical chemistry to the scientific projects and education programs of IBED. You will be co-responsible for the management of all our IBED laboratories, but your first responsibility will be with our physical-chemical and macro-biological laboratories. In this lab, research activities focus on the biogeochemistry and ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
The candidate must have:
We offer a position for 32-38 hours a week in an exciting, dynamic and international research environment, starting as soon as possible. Initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months. After a positive assessment of the employee it will be converted into a permanent employment contract. This position is classified in the function profile Education/Research Officer at level 1. The full-time gross monthly salary varies between €2.588 and €4.084 gross per month, depending on relevant experience (salary scale 10). The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable. The annual salary will be increased by 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus.
With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.
The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) is one of eight research institutes within the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam. Our scientific studies aim at a better understanding of the dynamics of ecosystems at all relevant levels, from genes to climate change, using a truly multi-disciplinary approach, and based on both experimental and theoretical research. Scientific focus is on aquatic (both freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecosystems, population and evolution biology, paleo-ecology, theoretical and computational ecology.
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Spui 21, 1012 WX, Amsterdam
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