Utrecht Universityâs Faculty of Geosciences offers education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a population of 2,200 students (BSc and MSc) and 575 staffs, the faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The faculty is organised in four departments: Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, Innovation, Environmental & Energy Sciences, and Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning.
The Department of Earth Sciences conducts teaching and research across the full range of the solid Earth and environmental Earth sciences, with activities in almost all areas of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, biogeology and hydrogeology. The department hosts an international tenured staff of over 40 scientists and more than 100 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. The research programs in Earth Sciences contribute strongly to Utrecht Universityâs sustainability focus areas of Water & Climate, Energy & Resources, and Smart Materials. The department has excellent analytical and microscopic facilities, including wellequipped stable isotope and organic geochemical laboratories. The microanalytical facilities include a microXRF, a laserablation ICPMS, an analytical transmission electron microscope, a focused ion beamscanning electron microscope, a scanning electron microscope with cathodoluminscence and EBSD, an electron microprobe and a CAMECA nanoSIMS 50L.
The Departement of Earth Sciences is currently looking for an:
AssistantProfessor in nanoSIMS analysis
We are seeking a highly motivated scientist for daytoday operation of our nanoSIMS 50L instrument (installation summer 2012). This involves interactions with academic users and technical support staff to optimally develop research protocols required for different research projects.
The highpotential candidate will apply and develop nanoSIMS methods for precise and accurate in situ elemental and isotopic measurements of complex materials, will provide training to PhD students and will develop sample preparation techniques. The successful candidate is expected to develop her/his own research in the general fields of biogeosciences, paleoenvironmental and climate studies, or isotope geochemistry, and to conduct research with a variety of research groups in and outside the department. She/he is expected to contribute to BSc and MSc courses in the Utrecht Earth Sciences program. She/he has obtained the Basic Teaching Qualification (from Utrecht or equal) or is prepared to achieve it.
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