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Within the climate and air quality program of SRON, you will work on the development of novel optical instruments for Earth observarion. You will develop test setups and perform the calibration on-ground and in-orbit of ...
You will be part of the Instrument Science Group where optical experts contribute to space instruments ranging from Earth Observation and Exoplanet characterization in the visible and near infrared wavelength bands, to cryogenically cooled instruments for Astrophysics in the far infrared.
Within the climate and air quality program of SRON, you will work on the development of novel optical instrumentation for Earth Observation. Your responsibility will be in performance analysis of space spectrometers and polarimeters. Furthermore, you will develop test setups and perform the calibration on-ground and in-orbit of these optical instruments. You will work in a diverse team together with space industry and knowledge institute team members. SRON projects are carried out in Dutch national context in collaboration with international space industry and agencies.
The candidate will perform the following tasks:
The candidate shall have an excellent track record meeting most of the following requirements:
SRON Core competencies
Employment of this fulltime position at SRON-Utrecht is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and will be for a period of one year with the possibility for an extension and, eventually, an indefinite contract. If you have shown to fit well at SRON there is ample opportunity to continue your career. The salary for this position will be in accordance with the salary scales of NWO in a range between €3,525.00 and €5,512.00 gross per month on a fulltime basis (depending on education and experience).
NWO has good secondary employment conditions such as:
For further information about the position, please contact dr. A. van Amerongen, Section manager within the expertise group Instrument Science, telephone +31-(0)88-777 5885. Information about SRON can be found at www.sron.nl.
If you wish to apply you can send a motivation letter with CV to email@example.com as soon as possible, applications will be accepted until the position is fulfilled. Please state the vacancy number 1257 in the subject of your mail.
The position is located in Utrecht, but the institute has the strong intention to move to another location in The Netherlands in the future.
In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to female applicants.
No commercial propositions please.
SRON's mission is to bring about breakthroughs in international space research. Therefore, the institute develops pioneering technology and advanced space instruments, and uses them to pursue fundamental astrophysical research, Earth science and exoplanetary research. As national expertise institute SRON gives counsel to the Dutch government and coordinates national contributions to international space missions. SRON stimulates the implementation of space science in our society.
The expertise group Instrument Science has a vacancy for an
Optical Instrument scientist (f/m)
Vac. nr. 1257