[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure Track position in Stable Isotope Geochemistry

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Dec 15 00:49:49 MST 2015

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From: Suzan Warmerdam <s.j.a.verdegaal-warmerdam at vu.nl>
Date: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 7:06 AM

Dear Listmembers,

I would like to draw your attention for the following vacancy at the VU
University Amsterdam

Tenure Track position in Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Fte: 1.0
VU unit: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences
Vacancy number: 15380
Closing date: January 29th 2016

VU University Amsterdam is one of the leading institutions for higher
education in Europe and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed to
societal welfare. It comprises ten faculties and has teaching facilities
for 23,000 students.

The Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) offers a range of Bachelor
and Master programmes. Research and focuses on the fields of the life-,
health-, environmental- and Earth 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 are excellent and
fosters cross-border collaboration, leading to substantially improved
quality and greater impact of our research results.

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the eight departments in FALW.
It operates with two research clusters: 'Earth and Climate' and 'Geology
and Geochemistry'. The Department hosts a number of excellent,
state-of-the-art analytical and experimental labs, and teaches parts of
Earth Science BSc and MSc programmes. The Geology and Geochemistry cluster
hosts and manages a large Stable Isotope facility that includes 3
Thermo-Finnigan gas source mass spectrometers and associated peripherals
(Flash EA, TC/EA, Kiel device, GasBench) and 3 Picarro instruments (one
L2140i, and two G2201i (one equipped with an OI Aurora TOC analyser). The
cluster seeks a highly motivated full-time assistant professor to lead the
multi-disciplinary research undertaken in the Stable Isotope Laboratory.

The primary roles of the successful candidate will be the overall
responsibility for management of the stable isotope facility (H, C, N, O on
carbonates, organic and water samples) and to conduct research in stable
isotope geochemistry in several of the following areas: palaeoclimatology,
sedimentology-fluid flow-diagenesis, astrobiology-extremophile studies,
archaeology-forensic science, ecology-palaeontology and environmental
science. The Isotope Laboratory operates with the assistance of three
part-time support staff, and there is excellent technical support from
electronic and mechanical workshops and a vacuum engineer. Effective
management of time and resources, and good people/leadership skills are
essential attributes of the successful candidate for this position, in
addition to technical expertise.
The candidate will be encouraged to develop a largely externally funded
research programme in her/his field of science and contribute to BSc and
MSc courses in stable isotope geochemistry and sedimentary systems as well
as field courses. On the longer term, the successful candidate is expected
to build up a successful group around his/her field of expertise.

We offer a challenging position to an Earth Scientist with a PhD in stable
isotope geochemistry with a broad research interest capable of developing
their own research line and collaborating within a dynamic Earth Science
department. The candidate should have a strong publication record and a
track record of generating independent funding. Experience in use,
maintenance and development of isotope mass spectrometers/analytical
equipment is essential together with knowledge of innovative development in
stable isotope research. Good oral and written communication skills are
required as is the ability to supervise/mentor students and visiting

Further particulars
The position is available from February 1 2016 onwards. We offer a tenure
track position, initially for the duration of 5 years. After 1 and 3 years
the performance will be evaluated in terms of publication record,
acquisition of personal grants or equivalent industry project funding, and
teaching performance. After that a path will be outlined for future
promotions and permanent employment.

You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment
at www.working at vu.nl:
• remuneration of 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance
• solid pension scheme (ABP);
• a minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;

The starting salary depends on the experience and qualifications and will
be commensurate with university regulations for academic personnel. It
ranges from € 3366 gross per month (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of €
4608 (salary scale 11.11), based on full-time employment.

For additional information please contact:
Prof. dr. John Reijmer and/or Prof. dr. Gareth Davies
E-mails: j.j.g.reijmer at vu.nl, g.r.davies at vu.nl
Website: www.falw.vu.nl

Applicants should submit a complete resume, list of publications, a
statement of research interest and motivation for the application, and the
names and contact information of two professional references, by email to:
Mrs. Fenny Bosse: f.bosse at vu.nl. Please mention the vacancy number in the
email header. Deadline for applications is January 29th 2016.

Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be
dealt with.
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