Junior geophysicist | Utrecht

Want to work in a challenging environment that applies the latest innovations in geophysics to contribute to a sustainable, safe and low-carbon future? This is your chance!



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

You will be part of a multidisciplinary and dedicated team to research projects in the areas of geothermal energy, carbon storage, and exploration and production of hydrocarbons. You will contribute in European research projects like and, national programs such as and for a range of national and international clients.

You will perform research on geophysical monitoring with active and passive seismic methods aplied to both conventional seismic- and distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) data. You have an interest in integrating geophysical data into subsurface models and will be involved in field experiments and the development and implementation of algorithms. Machine learning/AI applied on geophysical data is another one of the exciting challenges in your work. Reporting, including in scientific publications, and presenting your work to your peers and clients will be an important part of your job.

What do we require of you?

For the balance within the team, we are looking for a junior with a couple of years experience as a geophysicist and/or a PhD. You should have experience and the skills to work with large data sets and enjoy working on the associated computational challenges. Experience with seismic processing, imaging and machine learning algorithms is an advantage.

You are an interdependend team player who loves a creative yet applied scientific environment. You are a kind person and a quick learner, you are colaborative and have good reporting skills. Being an independent worker and taking the initiative are highly valued. You enjoy presenting your work to colleagues, stakeholders and an international audience.

What can you expect of your work situation?

The Applied Geo Sciences Department of TNO consists of 65 highly motivated and educated geoscientists. Discipline groups such as geology, geophysics, geomechanics and reservoir engineering work closely together on multidisciplinary projects, both nationally and internationally. Within the department, we perform research for the geo-energy domain. Innovative technology and advanced modelling concepts are used in projects for the government, SMEs and large businesses, often jointly with academia or other research institutes. The group has an excellent track record in CO2 storage monitoring, geothermal energy and subsurface energy storage. The group collaborates closely with the other groups in the TNO - Geological Survey of the Netherlands.

What can TNO offer you?

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career. Visit this page to find out more about our flexible terms of employment.

Application process

You can apply till 10th of March. The first round of interviews is scheduled on 17th of March. The second round of interviews is scheduled for in week 13. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. First two interview rounds and then an assessment. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Anne-Maartje Uijl- Meijman, den
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-469 66067

Hiring manager: Paul Wyers
Phone number: +31888662295

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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