Postdoc position on ‘Applications of Micromagnetic Tomography in Paleomagnetism and Rock-Magnetism’

The Department of Earth Sciences is now looking for a highly motivated applicant to fill a postdoctoral research position to apply Micromagnetic Tomography (MMT) to paleomagnetic and rock-magnetic research questions.

MMT is a new technique that makes it possible to determine the magnetic moments of individual particles or groups of particles in geological materials. The ability to assess magnetic moments of individual grains opens new avenues in paleomagnetic and rock-magnetic research. Signals of magnetically well-behaved grains that may be present in a sample are often obscured by the signals of grains with non-ideal recording properties. With MMT, the magnetic signals of the well-behaved grains can be identified and interpreted, even when vital paleomagnetic or rock-magnetic information is lost when measuring the bulk magnetization of such a sample.

Duration:  24 months.


  • The minimum gross salary is €3,413 and the maximum gross salary is €3,974 per month.
  • A holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.
  • In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, and flexible employment conditions

Job Requirements

Applicants for the Postdoc position on ‘Applications of Micromagnetic Tomography should meet the following criteria:

  • a PhD degree in Earth sciences, material sciences, physics, or a related field, when starting the position;
  • A broad interest in (paleo)magnetism and developing experimental techniques
  • the willingness and capacity to work and interact in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in rock-magnetism or magnetic imaging (would be an advantage).
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English

Application Process

Utrecht welcomes employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Applicants are to submit the following documents for application:

  • Curriculum vitae, and
  • A motivation letter
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However, the motivation letter should include:

  • a paragraph on how the candidate would like to apply Micromagnetic Tomography to a paleomagnetic or rock-magnetic research question, and;
  • the names and email addresses of two referees who are familiar with his/her work.

To apply for the Postdoc position on ‘Applications of Micromagnetic Tomography, click here.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022.

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