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Job: Junior or Medior Researcher/Advisor Subsurface and Groundwater Quality

Active since 31-05-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Utrecht Level Entry level / Graduate
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type -
Hours 32 - 40 Salary -
Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface.

For the Unit Subsurface and Groundwater Systems, Deltares is looking for a

Junior or Medior Researcher/Advisor Subsurface and Groundwater Quality

The job
We offer a junior or medior researcher/advisor position within the Department of Subsurface and Groundwater Quality. The position will be based in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

  • You work on applied research and advisory projects in the field of subsurface and water quality. You work from a groundwater perspective, connecting groundwater quantity and groundwater quality. The projects are about modeling and monitoring the impacts of human activities on water and subsurface resources and their quality, on solutions to obtain better water quality and on measures to sustainably use groundwater and surface water;
  • You work with Dutch and international experts, partners and clients in the field of geohydrology, physical geography, geochemistry, microbiology, ecology, environmental technology, geology and geophysics;
  • You work in a team on building and applying numerical geohydrological models and data driven models, data acquisition and evaluation, and experiments either in our environmental laboratory or in the field;
  • You work in an organization where integration of knowledge between different teams is key to the development of solutions.

Job qualifications

  • You have finished a Master of Science (MSc) with an average grade of 8 /B in earth sciences, geochemistry, (geo)hydrology, physical geography, civil engineering or related disciplines;
  • You are recently graduated or have several years of relevant experience;
  • You have an understanding of geohydrological and geochemical processes and are familiar with multiphase flow;
  • You have knowledge of handling large datasets and statistics for data evaluation.
  • You are experienced in groundwater quantity and groundwater quality modeling, with software like iMOD, MODFLOW, MT3D, ANIMO, SEAWAT, SWAP and HYDRUS. You are familiar with relevant programming languages;
  • You have the ambition to apply, improve and connect models to study groundwater quantity, quality and transport of substances in the water system;
  • You are curious and have the competence to develop innovative solutions for complex problems and you want to find solutions for current and future environmental challenges;
  • You have an entrepreneurial, positive and realistic client-oriented attitude;
  • You are ambitious, energetic, know what you want and have the drive to achieve it;
  • People find it easy to communicate with you, you are looking for input and feedback to improve;
  • Individually as well as in a team you thrive and excel;
  • You speak English and Dutch fluently.

Worldwide we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society in the Netherlands and internationally. To obtain this goal we develop knowledge, innovative software and services. Our software is used worldwide by engineering firms, governments and research institutes for the simulation of processes in surface water, groundwater and subsurface. Our results are applied in policy making, operational management and evaluation. At Deltares the quality of our expertise and advice is of foremost importance. Enabling Delta Life is our core business.

The Unit Subsurface and Groundwater Systems conducts research and provides specialist advice on groundwater and subsurface for authorities and the corporate sector. The essence of our work is the development, application and sharing of knowledge in partnerships with universities, other research institutions, governmental agencies and businesses alike. Our Unit has about 100 employees in four departments that collaborate in projects: Applied Geology and Geophysics, Urban Water and Subsurface, Groundwater Management and Subsurface and Groundwater Quality.

The department of Subsurface and Groundwater Quality studies impacts of human activities on subsurface and water quality. We design solutions to improve the quality of water and subsurface and develop strategies to use and manage subsurface and water in a sustainable way. We use a variety of monitoring techniques, data evaluation and modelling instruments, and we have an environmental laboratory with excellent facilities.

We offer
We offer an informal, dynamic and challenging working environment. Your personal development and building a strong curriculum vitae is important to us. We offer excellent training opportunities and future career perspective.

This position will give you a chance to participate in applied research projects in the Netherlands and abroad. With the help from our experts, you will get the chance to expand your knowledge, expertise, network and entrepreneurial skills via on-the-job training. Your manager will coach you to further develop your professional and personal skill set. Moreover, training is offered to facilitate your development.


Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly via the apply button. Upload your CV and cover letter and we will get in touch with you within four weeks after the closing date.

Please note, all applications should be submitted via Qandidate. Applications via other channels will not be taken into consideration.

Closing date: August 1st 2017.

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Key words: Groundwater, Modelling, Subsurface, Water Quality, Geohydrology, Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, scientific, entrepreneur, junior, medior

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Engineering
Region Utrecht
Keywords Groundwater, Modelling, Subsurface, Water Quality, Geohydrology, Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, scientific, entrepreneur, junior, medior

Contact information

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