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PhD position on H2 clumped isotopes at IMAU (1.0 FTE)

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    Utrecht University
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    01/07/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Utrecht

We have set up for the first time worldwide a measurement method for H2 clumped isotopes at natural isotopic composition, using the high-resolution mass spectrometer MAT-253 Ultra at IMAU. We are now looking for an outstanding candidate for further developing this work and applying these measurements to H2 from natural samples. This is a challenging but very rewarding project, and integrates elements of Physics, Chemistry, Geology and (Micro)Biology.

The work will start with setting up a method to extract H2 from (large) air samples. The H2 clumped isotopic composition will then be studied in samples from different environments, e.g. atmospheric air, anthropogenic sources, geologic and (micro)biologic emissions. The work will consist of lab experiments and measurements, and the candidate should be open for participation in field campaigns for sampling.


We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for four years. The research group will provide the candidate with necessary support on all aspects of the project. The gross monthly salary with a full time appointment will amount to €2,325 in the first year to €2,972 in the fourth year (P-scale of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities).

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at our website: working at Utrecht University.

Selection process

To apply, please attach a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and (email) addresses of two referees.

To apply, please click the application button below. The application deadline is 30 June 2019.

Additional comments

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Elena Popa via m.e.popa@uu.nl.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of physical phenomena, good mathematical and logical thinking, and some experimental skills. Experience with trace gas or isotope measurements is useful, but not strictly necessary. More important are personal qualities like an open mind, enthusiasm, curiosity, creative thinking, ability to cooperate, and motivation. The position is meant for a PhD candidate, but exceptional candidates at Postdoctoral level are also considered.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Utrecht University
3512 JE
Domplein 29

EURAXESS offer ID: 417299
Posting organisation offer ID: 284047


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