PostDoc (f/m) 1311

Our Earth Science Group has a vacancy for a PostDoc (f/m), Vacancy number SRON 1311

13 dagen geleden


Laan van Nieuw-Oost-Indi
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur


Our Earth Science Group has a vacancy for a

PostDoc (f/m)

Vacancy number SRON 1311

The continuous increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the Earth atmosphere accelerates changes of Earth’s climate and mitigation strategies inquire continuous monitoring of greenhouse gas concentrations using space borne observations. In light of this, the postdoc’s task will be part of an international project to define the future European carbon dioxide monitoring instrument including an auxiliary aerosol multi viewing angle spectro-polarimeter as part of the EU Copernicus Space segment and to develop operational
algorithms for ESA’s Sentinel-5 mission. This project continues the Sentinel-5 Precursor heritage of SRON to infer information on atmospheric composition from satellite Earth observation for air quality and climate research. The work includes analysis of the instrument performance, sensitivity analyses, documentation, and generation of test data and will be performed in close collaboration with ESA and our international partners.


For this interesting and challenging project, we are looking for a scientist with a PhD degree in (astro)physics or computational sciences with excellent computer programming skills. Preference will be given to candidates with Fortran and Python experience. Good knowledge of the English language is essential, and the candidate should be capable to work both independently and in a team.

Relevant competences: results oriented, analytical, can communicate clearly.


Employment of this full-time position as a Scientist C at SRON-Utrecht is by NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and will be for a period of 2 years with the option for an extension. The salary will be in accordance with the salary scales of NWO with a maximum of

€4,154.00 gross per month on a full-time basis (depending on education and relevant experience).

NWO has good secondary employment conditions such as:

  • An end of year bonus of 8.33% of the gross yearly salary;
  • 42 days of vacation leave a year on full-time basis;
  • An excellent pension scheme;
  • Options for (additional) personal development;
  • Excellent facilities for parental leave;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross yearly salary.

Letter of application

If you wish to apply you can send a motivation letter with CV and the name(s) and address(es) of reference(s) (incl. phone and e‑mail) to Please state the vacancy number "SRON 1311" in the subject of your mail and your application letter. Applications will be accepted until 1 September 2017.

In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to female applicants.

No commercial propositions please.

Additional information

For further information about the position, please contact dr. Jochen Landgraf (+31 (0)88 777 5842) or dr. Otto Hasekamp (+31 (0)88 777 5863). More information about SRON can be found at


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.


Middels onderstaande knop kun je direct solliciteren op deze vacature.

Reageer op deze vacature