Research Officer in Earth Surface Processes, Utrecht University

The Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands is inviting applications for a Research Officer in Earth Surface Processes.

The function of this Research Officer is to support the scientific staff of the Department of Earth Sciences in experimental and laboratory-based biogeochemistry research by building a bridge between staff, students, and laboratory personnel.

Duration: A one-year temporary position with a permanent position in view.


Tasks for this position will include but are not limited to:

  • assisting BSc, MSc, and starting PhD students to develop and start new experimental set-ups;
  • instructing BSc and MSc (and, if needed, starting PhD) students how to perform first-order data quality checks, how to treat data statistically, how to plot/visualize data in a scientifically meaningful way, and how to store data and sample material at the end of a project;
  • assist in laboratory practicals within our BSc and MSc educational programs;
  • potentially also help with (preparations for) field/sea-going campaigns.


The position of Research Officer in Earth Surface Processes offers:

  • The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience  – ranges between €3,098 and €4,257
  • 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance;
  • Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, and flexible employment conditions.

Job Requirements

The Ideal candidate should have:

  • background knowledge (a PhD is optional) in environmental sciences, earth sciences, environmental mineralogy, (environmental) chemistry, or material sciences;
  • experience in independently conducting laboratory-based experiments and/or chemical analyses as well as data processing and evaluation;
  • experience with supporting, instructing, and assisting students and starting PHD’s with gaining the needed experimental and laboratory-bases skills;
  • a critical, open, and interdisciplinary approach in scientific experiments and analyses;
  • strong teamwork affinity to work in a diverse environment of scientists and students;
  • excellent written and spoken English skills, as well as good general communicational skills.
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Application Process

Interested applicants for Research Officer in Earth Surface Processes can apply with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2022.

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