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Scientist Geochemistry | Utrecht

Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Scientist Geochemistryat TNO in Utrecht!

About this position

Contributing to sustainable management of the subsurface. Envision it. Become a scientist Geochemistry at TNO in Utrecht. We are looking for a researcher geochemistry with a background in environmental geochemistry and affinity with experimental research, modelling research or AI techniques.

What will be your role?

You will be part of our geochemistry team (+- 10 specialists) working on research, consultancy and business-to-business projects on topics such as potential and risks of geo-energy related techniques, geochemical characterization of the subsurface, leaching of secondary raw materials, potential of enhanced rock weathering to mitigate climate change. By this, you will contribute to strengthening our research portfolio in the fields of groundwater and soil management as well as geo-energy. Your activities may encompass geochemical modelling, lab and field research, interpretation of geochemical data-sets using statistical, geostatistical or AI techniques.

You will work in multidisciplinary project teams where your tasks include contributing to data analysis, writing proposals, reporting and preparing scientific publications in English. You will also help acquire new projects and network with clients. You will be part of a research group with extensive expertise in many aspects geochemistry, hydrology and reservoir engineering. Communication is both in Dutch and English partly depending on the type of project. You will be part of TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands which is organised as a knowledge centre of the subsurface. With state-of-the-art public information, research and technology, you will contribute to a sustainable Netherlands.

What we expect from you

Our ideal candidate has / is:

  • PhD in environmental geochemistry or soil chemistry, or a MSc. with relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge of geochemical processes and affinity with geochemical model codes, experimental lab and field research and/or AI techniques;
  • Experience with Python and R e.g. is considered a plus;
  • Interest in applied research;
  • Creative and analytical thinking;
  • Capable of writing high-quality texts for academic purposes, easy-to-read and concise reports, proposals and/or quotations;
  • Able to work independently, responsibly and is result-oriented;
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3.226,- and € 5.701,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before the 31st of July, 2024. Applications that come before the end-date will be taken into process accordingly. We want to emphasize that interviews will take place with suitable applicants before the end-date. The selection process comprises three interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Posted by: #LI-JL2 Jordy Leenders

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