Phd/Postdoc Position In Cloud-Aerosol Interaction (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
March 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2.541
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PhD/Postdoc position in Cloud-Aerosol interaction (1.0 FTE)

Job description

For the CAINA (cloud-aerosol reactions in a nitrogen dominated atmosphere) project we are looking for a PhD/Postdoc candidate to join our endeavors.


You have completed a PhD or master degree in physics, chemistry or another area related to environmental sciences with a strong quantitative mathematical background. You already have good background knowledge in atmospheric composition, pollution, clouds, aerosols, and climate, and experience with PTR-MS, ACSM, or other related mass spectrometry techniques. Next to this you find yourself in multiple of the following characteristics:

  • You like working hands-on with scientific instruments in a laboratory and are interested to deploy your instruments at different locations during the project.
  • You are interested in harmonization of measurements and setting standards in terms of measurement quality.
  • You have good programming skills for data processing and analysis, ideally using an programming language such as Python, IDL, or Matlab.
  • You are interested in environmental processes and climate change. You want your work to contribute to realizing pollution reductions.
  • You are a good team player and can find your position in a larger consortium, but are also self-motivated to take over increasing levels of responsibility for your project.
  • Your oral and written English skills are good and you can work (and publish!) independently.
  • You have an open mind, enthusiasm, curiosity and creative thinking.
  • We highly encourage applicants from all members of our community and of diverse background to join us.


    For the PhD candidate position, you will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for one year with an extension to a total of four years upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2.541,- in the first year and €3.247,- in the fourth year of employment (according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

    About the organization

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    Additional information

    If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, please contact Rupert Holzinger via [email protected] you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to [email protected]

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We highly encourage applicants from all members of our community to join us. If you have become enthusiastic about this role, then respond via the 'apply' button.

  • your letter of motivation;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.
  • If this specific opportunity isn't for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them. If you want to know more, watch the video about working at the Faculty of Science.

    The application deadline is 31/03/2023

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