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Postdoc position (SRON, Utrecht): TROPOMI

The main task of the postdoc is to interpret the TROPOMI CO measurements and publish the results in peer reviewed papers. Topics for the research include …

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Van Vollenhovenlaan, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur
€ 4237 - € 4237 per maand


The main task of the postdoc is to interpret the TROPOMI CO measurements and publish the results in peer reviewed papers. Topics for the research include estimation of CO emissions, its attribution to specific source processes, the study of dynamical processes governing the transport of CO pollution etc. These, and potentially other, activities aim at taking full benefit of the new and exciting CO TROPOMI observations.


For this project we are looking for an ambitious, highly motivated and result driven scientist with a PhD degree in (atmospheric) physics/chemistry or similar degree, with extensive experience in atmospheric modelling - preferably of CO - at various scales (local, regional and/or global). Experience in using atmospheric models for the interpretation of satellite measurements and inverse modeling to obtain emissions is considered a clear asset. Good knowledge of the English language is essential, and the candidate should be capable to work both independently and in a team.
Functional competencies
• analytical;
• clarity of expression;
• result driven.

SRON core competencies
• innovative;
• focused on collaboration;
• responsibility;
• a global player;
• flexibility.

NWO-I prefers candidates who have qualifying experience (e.g. as PhD student or postdoctoral researcher) in a scientific research institute abroad.


You will be employed by NWO-I for a fixed period of two years with the possibility of an extension of two more years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 4,237 euro gross per month, depending on your level of experience. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent. The conditions of employment of NWO-I are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English). General information about working at NWO-I can be found in the English part of this website under Personnel. The 'Job interview code' applies to this position.

Additional information

For further information about the position, please contact Dr.ir. Sander Houweling, +31 20 598 36 87, +31 88 777 57 22 or Prof.dr. Ilse Aben, +31 88 777 58 79. More information about SRON can be found at http://www.sron.nl/


SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, is the national centre of expertise for space research. SRON's aim is to increase and communicate knowledge about astrophysics, the Earth, planets and exoplanets by carrying out groundbreaking research.
SRON Utrecht has the intention to move to Leiden in 2021.