CCRES Scientist – Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) – Delft

  • Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

At the Department of Geoscience & Remote Sensing at TU Delft, we are involved in a large national infrastructure project (known as the “Ruisdael observatory”) aimed at improving the observation and modelling of the atmosphere in The Netherlands. This important national infrastructure is closely linked to the .

To focus on cloud observation in Europe, the Ruisdael team at TU-Delft is looking for a scientist to manage and coordinate the activities related to this objective and ensure a smooth exchange of knowledge between Ruisdael and the rest of the ACTRIS community. An important aspect of the position is the quality control and quality assurance of the cloud observations in Europe.


  • Management and coordination of CCRES-NL activities (CCRES being the Centre for Cloud Remote Sensing within ACTRIS).
  • Responsible for implementing standards for data quality (labelling process) at the Cabauw atmospheric super site, needed to become a European National Facility.
  • Quality control and quality assurance of the cloud observations (including periodic reporting to CCRES).
  • Coordination of cloud radar calibration and measurement procedures.
  • Organizing cloud radar training and consultancy for setting up new observation sites.
  • Contribute to new scientific and technical developments.
  • Specifications

  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Delft
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


    We are seeking a scientist (master level) with background in remote sensing of the atmosphere, preferably in the field of cloud and weather radar. The person should have good analytical skills and should be proficient at using high-level programing languages to analyze and process large amounts of data.

    Since the position also involves detailed documentation, reporting, and communication with partners from other ACTRIS National Facilities, the candidate should have strong English language skills (oral and written) and be good at coordinating and managing multiple tasks.

    Conditions of employment

    Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

  • A salary based on scale 10 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of €3.226 and a maximum of €5.090 gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.
  • Employer

    Delft University of Technology

    Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

    At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core and we actively to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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    Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences

    The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science and supports its scientists in integrating open science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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