Geochemical laboratory manager f/m
FTE: 1.0 (5 days)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centres, and support services. Its campus is located in the fastest-growing economic region in the Netherlands (the Zuidas district of Amsterdam), and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.
The Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) offers a range of Bachelor and Master Programmes and research focuses on the fields of the Earth, life, health and environmental sciences. World-class teaching and cutting-edge research activities go hand in hand. FALW works together with other faculties like medicine, exact sciences, economics, psychology and social sciences. The faculty's research facilities can be categorized as excellent. The faculty's international focus fosters cross-border collaboration, leading to substantially improved quality and greater impact of our research results.
The Geology and Geochemistry section is part of the Department of Earth Science and is a world-leading research group that develops state-of-the-art research methods and instrumentation for application to geochemistry, petrology, planetology, tectonics and sedimentology. A major focus is on the use of isotopes and trace-elements to decipher surface and interior processes of Earth and terrestrial planets. The isotope geochemistry laboratories operate as a national facility and hence apply newly developed techniques across the sciences and social sciences, including for example novel applications in ecology, archaeology, forensics and art history.
We are seeking an isotope geochemistry lab manager with broad technical expertise and scientific interest. He/she will join an active research group of 14 staff, 5 post docs and 15 PhD's. The lab manager will be responsible for providing daily support to the team in all research aspects, alternating hands-on work (new user supervision and technique development) with lab management responsibilities. The main activities will include:
The candidate should preferably have:
The position is available immediately. The employment contract is for an initial period of 1 year, with a view to extend or tenure. Information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment can be found at www.workingatvu.nl :
The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of €3193 gross per month up to a maximum of €4028 gross per month (salary scale 10) based on a fulltime employment.
For additional information please contact: dr. Pieter Z. Vroon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees who can comment on both academic and technical capabilities. Written applications should be sent before 1st March to:
VU University Amsterdam
Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header or at the top of your letter and on the envelope.